Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Former Montour Diver 1st in Diving Trials

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Former Montour Diver 1st in Diving Trials

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- Cassidy Krug, a Montour High grad, moved closer to making her first Olympic diving team when she finished first in the 3-meter springboard semifinals at the U.S. trials Tuesday night.

Krug, who led after morning preliminaries, totaled 718.85 points and will take a 39.20-point lead against 2008 Olympian Christina Loukas into Saturday's final.

Loukas had 679.65 points. Kassidy Cook was third at 653.25, followed by Bianca Alvarez at 626.00.

Kelci Bryant was fifth at 610.70 in her bid to make a second consecutive Olympic team.

The top 12 women advanced to the final at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, south of Seattle. The two highest finishers earn berths in London.

Krug, whose parents coach at the University of Pittsburgh and with clubs, was in first throughout the five-dive semi.

RACING: SECRETARIAT AWARDED PREAKNESS RECORD

Not that his resume as one of the greatest racehorses of all time needed any more burnishing, but Secretariat had some gold dust added to his legend Tuesday when the Maryland Racing Commission decided he ran a lot faster than he was credited for in the 1973 Preakness Stakes.

A panel reviewed a videotape of the race and decided that Secretariat should rightfully own the record for running the fastest Preakness.

Originally, Secretariat's winning time was reported as 1 minute 55 seconds. Officials at Pimlico Racecourse quickly acknowledged the time was incorrect because of a clock malfunction and adjusted it to 1:54 2/5.

But two clockers for the Daily Racing Form had Secretariat crossing the finish line in 1:53 2/5.

Thirty-nine years later, the commission reviewed the time at the behest of Penny Chenery, who owned Secretariat, and Thomas Chuckas, the president of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Using state-of-the-art timing mechanisms, the panel determined that Secretariat finished in 1:53, eclipsing the Preakness record of 1:53 2/5 shared by Tank's Prospect (1985), Louis Quatorze (1996) and Curlin (2007). Secretariat already held the Kentucky Derby and Belmont records, and now the trifecta is complete

MLB: RANGERS WIN AS HAMILTON RETURNS

SAN DIEGO -- Josh Hamilton returned to the Texas lineup after missing four starts due to illness and hit a two-run triple as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres, 7-3. …

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