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Olympian Kim Conley Will Make Her Cherry Blossom Debut This Weekend

“It’s just always kind of been on my radar as a really cool event that brings together a great field.”

The track is home to some of Olympian Kim Conley’s biggest career moments. She finished third in a thrilling 5,000 meter race at the 2012 U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, to unexpectedly qualify to run at the 2012 London Olympics. Four years later, with increased pressure and expectations, she once again…

Nyckoles Harbor II Has Dreams of the NFL, Olympics, and Medical School

The Archbishop Carroll High School junior is a five-star football recruit, runs a 20.79-second 200 meters, and has a 4.5 GPA.

Ask anyone close to Nyckoles Harbor II for athletes he should be compared to, and they’ll likely respond with a list that includes some of the most accomplished pro sports stars of all time: Usain Bolt. Deion Sanders. LeBron James. Even Bo Jackson, the first professional athlete in history to be an all-star in both…

Desmond Dunham Reflects on His Unlikely Path to Cross-Country Success

In his memoir, Running Against the Odds, the running coach details how cross-country changed his life for the better and how he hopes to pass on that passion to kids who may not be exposed to the sport otherwise.

Desmond Dunham thought he was going to be the next Michael Jordan. He played basketball while growing up in his hoops-obssessed hometown of Gary, Indiana, and was an All-Star Little League baseball player. But it was cross-country that changed the trajectory of Dunham’s life. While competing for the cross-country team at Horace Mann High School,…

U.S. Figure Skating ‘Quadg0d’ Ilia Malinin Aims for the Beijing Winter Olympics

The 17-year-old Northern Virginia native is one of the best junior skaters in the world. He will attempt to make his mark at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Someone with 23 followers who had never posted on Instagram before took the handle “Quadgod,” so Ilia Malinin opted to go with “Quadg0d,” with a zero, instead. The 17-year-old figure skater from Fairfax now boasts more than 6,800 followers, his feed filled with three-second videos of the auburn-haired teen launching himself into the air, spinning…

Howard Men’s Basketball Becomes Latest Local Team to Pause Activities Due to COVID-19

Rising COVID-19 cases and the omicron variant have forced sports teams to reschedule or cancel games, reminiscent of the outbreaks that happened throughout last year.

This post has been updated with new information from the NHL and the Maryland and American University men’s basketball teams. On Wednesday, the Howard University men’s basketball program became the latest local team to cancel or postpone activities due a surge of positive COVID-19 cases. In a press release, the athletics department announced that all…

Old Glory DC’s Mike Dabulas Prepares to Compete Against the New Zealand All Blacks in the 1874 Cup

Dabulas will be one of 23 players suiting up for the U.S. men’s national rugby union team, commonly known as the Eagles, in a test match against the legendary All Blacks.

Not many professional rugby teams captured the attention of Mike Dabulas while he was growing up in New Jersey. He mostly played the sport, having been introduced to it by his father around age 6. But when Dabulas did watch professional rugby, he really only cared for one team: the New Zealand All Blacks. He…

The 2021 In-Person Marine Corps Marathon Has Been Canceled

“After exhausting all possibilities, the opportunity to safely operate and execute a live event is just not feasible at this time.”

Even as the Army Ten-Miler elected to cancel its in-person event and go virtual-only earlier this month, citing rising COVID-19 case rates, organizers of the Marine Corps Marathon, 50K, and 10K, appeared to be committed to moving ahead with their in-person events on Oct. 31. The organization sent out a press release on Sept. 15…

With His Playing Days Behind Him, Paul Rabil Devotes His Time to Premier Lacrosse League’s Future

Rabil’s retirement plans include working on PLL’s next broadcast TV deal, innovating the on-field product, scheduling expansion down the road, and evaluating the league’s eventual shift to a city-based model.

The 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season marked a resurgence for Paul Rabil. After registering just five points in five games for the Atlas Lacrosse Club in 2020, the 35-year-old midfielder and co-founder of PLL recorded 22 goals and seven assists in 10 games this year for the Cannons Lacrosse Club. In addition to having his…

Former Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Players Continue to Find Success Together in Premier Lacrosse League

The Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club will compete for its third straight Premier Lacrosse League Championship with 12 former Terps on its roster.

When the Whipsnakes Lacrosse Club steps on to Audi Field on Sept. 19 to compete for its third straight Premier Lacrosse League Championship against the Chaos Lacrosse Club, it will do so less than 15 miles from the University of Maryland, where 12 of the team’s current players played college lacrosse. The PLL title game…

Kendall Jackson Is Ready to Make History on the Inaugural Howard University Women’s Division I Golf Team

“In order for the game of golf to grow, you have to introduce more and more people who probably would not look at the sport as something they can play.”

Since she moved from Pearland, Texas, to D.C. earlier this summer, first-year Howard University student Kendall Jackson and her father, Maurice, talk on the phone several times a day. They chat about her classes, what she had for lunch, and recap her golf practices. And nearly every time, before they hang up, Maurice reminds his…

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