Saturday, June 12, 2004

Sports digest


UC's Payne runs 6th in NCAA 110 hurdles

The Enquirer and wire reports

University of Cincinnati senior David Payne matched his wind-legal UC record of 13.53 seconds to place sixth in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships Friday in Austin, Texas.

It is the second All-America honor for the Wyoming High graduate, making him the first Bearcat to earn All-America status twice in the same event in his career.

Florida's Josh Walker won in 13.32 seconds. Payne's time equals his time in last year's NCAA finals and in this year's prelims.

Payne already has qualified for the Olympic Trials next month in Sacramento.

Chris Wineberg was ninth after the first day of the decathlon. After five events, Wineberg, the UC record-holder in the event, has 3,924 points. His best finish Friday was sixth in the 400-meter run in 48.87 seconds. The final five events are today.

• Arkansas' Alison Zeinner, a Colerain graduate, finished 22nd in the 10,000-meter run in 36:49.18.

WRIGHT STATE: President Kim Goldenberg said he has confidence in the school's athletic director, Mike Cusack, but did not mention basketball coach Paul Biancardi, who is accused of breaking NCAA rules while an assistant at Ohio State. Goldenberg said he thinks Cusack will "take fair and appropriate action as this situation unfolds."

Soccer

LADYHAWKS LOSE: The undefeated Chicago Cobras (3-0), behind goalkeeper Molly Schneider, scored a 5-0 victory over the winless Cincinnati Ladyhawks (0-7) in a W-League game.

Diving

OLYMPIC TRIALS: Troy Dumais, using a more difficult program than any of his rivals, won the 3-meter springboard at St. Peters, Mo. He already had earned a berth in the synchronized event.

Horse racing

CHURCHILL DOWNS: Southern Image tops a formidable field of six for today's Stephen Foster Handicap, one of six graded stakes at the Louisville track totaling $1.85 million in purses.

Southern Image, 4, who ran his wining streak to five in a row by taking the Pimlico Special last month, will be tested by Peace Rules, defending champion Perfect Drift and Midway Road.

Peace Rules, trained by Bobby Frankel, is coming off wins in the New Orleans Handicap and Oaklawn Handicap. Perfect Drift beat Horse of the Year Mineshaft in last year's Stephen Foster; and Midway Road finished second in the Pimlico Special. Best Minister and Colonial Colony round out the field for the 1 1/8-mile race.




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