=== The latest news from the USOC - March 5 ===
 
                (Courtesy of United States Olympic Committee)
 
 
 FLYING HIGH
 
 (Sports Network) - Jenn Suhr (Fredonia, N.Y.) set the indoor pole vault world
 record as she cleared 5.02 meters/16-5.50 feet to capture the 2013 USA Indoor
 Track & Field Championships title on March 2 in Albuquerque, N.M. Meanwhile,
 Will Leer (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Mary Cain (Bronxville, N.Y.) claimed the
 men's and women's 1,600-meter titles, and Ryan Whiting (Harrisburg, Pa.) won
 the men's shot put.
 
 CLEAN SWEEP
 
 Josh Farris (Renton, Wash.) posted  a score of 228.32 to headline Team USA's
 podium sweep at the 2013 World Junior Figure Skating Championships on March 2
 in Milan. Joining Farris on the podium were Jason Brown (Highland Park, Ill.)
 and Shotaro Omori (La Mirada, Calif.), who claimed silver and bronze. Samantha
 Cesario (Oceanside, N.Y.) was the top U.S. female finisher in fourth place,
 while Haven Denney (Ocala, Fla.) and Brandon Frazier (Tampa, Fla.) won their
 first world junior pairs title.
 
 BIATHLON
 
 Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) led Team USA at the world cup event on March 2-3
 in Oslo, Norway, placing fourth in the 15-kilometer mass start and a 15th in
 the 12.5K pursuit. Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, N.Y.) finished 27th in the mass
 start and 34th in the pursuit.
 
 CYCLING
 
 Dominique Daniels (Gilbert, Ariz.) defended her 2012 collegiate BMX national
 championship on March 2 at the Black Mountain BMX track in Phoenix.
 Representing Marian University, Justin Posey (Winston Salem, N.C.) held off a
 pair of riders from Lindsey Wilson College to win the national title and lead
 the Knights to the team championship.
 
 EQUESTRIAN
 
 Kent Farrington (Chicago, Ill.) and Blue Angel won and Beezie Madden
 (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Cortes 'C' finished second at the $150,000 CSIO 4*
 Wellington Grand Prix on March 3 in Wellington, Fla. Earlier in the week,
 Farrington and Madden teamed with Reed Kessler (Armonk, N.Y.) and Laura Kraut
 (Oconomowoc, Wis.) to win the FEI Nations Cup on March 1.
 
 FENCING
 
 Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.) and Ibtihaj Muhammad (Maplewood, N.J.)
 finished first and second at the saber world cup on March 1 in Bologna, Italy.
 Zagunis defeated Muhammad, 15-9, in the final to win her second straight gold.
 
 FIELD HOCKEY
 
 In Craig Parnham's coaching debut, the U.S. women's field hockey team opened
 the IHF World League Round 2 with a 6-0 win over Brazil on March 3 in Rio de
 Janeiro, Brazil. Claire Laubach (Centerville, Va.) started the scoring in the
 38th minute, and added a second goal later in the game.
 
 GYMNASTICS
 
 Jake Dalton (Reno, Nev.) and Katelyn Ohashi (Plano, Texas) captured the men's
 and women's all-around titles at the 2013 AT&T American Cup on March 2 in
 Worcester, Mass. Simone Biles (Spring, Texas) finished just behind Ohashi in
 second.
 
 Alex McMurtry (Midlothian, Va.) earned top all-around honors at the 2013 Nastia
 Liukin Cup on March 1 in Worcester, Mass. McMurtry rallied from behind to claim
 the title, performing nearly flawlessly on the final three rotations.
 
 SKI & SNOWBOARD
 
 Laurenne Ross (Bend, Ore.) raced to her first career podium in the women's
 downhill, finishing second at the FIS World Cup on March 2 in Garmisch-
 Partenkirchen, Germany. Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, Calif.) finished third in
 the super-G, setting up a final race showdown with Slovenia's Tina Maze for the
 title. Mancuso also finished fourth in the super combined.
 
 Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, Calif.) led Team USA in the wind-shortened
 downhill at the FIS World Cup on March 2 in Kvitfjell, Norway. Ganong finished
 16th, while Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) and Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid,
 N.Y.) finished tied for 18th in the super-G.
 
 The U.S. battled its way to its best finish in the relay at the FIS Nordic
 World Ski Championships, held Feb. 20-March 3 in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Liz
 Stephen (E. Montpelier, Vt.) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) skied strong
 legs to place fourth. Stephen raced to fifth in the 10-kilometer individual
 skate. Meanwhile, Noah Hoffman (Aspen, Colo.) skied into 15th  place in the 15K
 freestyle cross-country race. In the 50K classic, Hoffman led the U.S,
 finishing 27th. On March 1, Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, Vt.), Kris Freeman
 (Andover, N.H.), Hoffman and Tad Elliott (Durango, Colo.) finished 10th in the
 men's 4x10K. In Nordic combined, Billy Demong (Vermontville, N.Y.) finished
 15th, while teammate Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) finished 17th.
 Demong and Fletcher teamed up in the team sprint to place sixth on March 2.
 
 Shaun White (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Kelly Clark (West Dover, Vt.) soared to
 snowboard halfpipe gold at the Burton U.S. Open on March 2 in Vail, Colo. The
 victory was White's fifth U.S. Open title and the sixth for  Clark. Louie Vito
 (Sandy, Utah) finished third, while Hannah Teter (Belmont, Vt.) and Arielle
 Gold (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) rounded out the top-three spots in the women's
 competition.
 
 John Teller (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) held on to win the Sprint Grand Prix at
 Canyons on March 1 in Park City, Utah. Tom Wallasch (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)
 finished second in the men's race, while Madeline Riffel (Mammoth Lakes,
 Calif.) recovered from an early crash to finish second in the women's race -
 her first career podium. In snowboardcross, Faye Gulini (Salt Lake City, Utah)
 and Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) took home the titles.
 
 U .S. sit skier Stephen Lawler (Burlington, Vt.) won the silver medal in the
 men's downhill in a time of 1:38.52 at the IPC Alpine Skiing World
 Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. Laurie Stephens (Wenham, Mass.) claimed her
 second medal of the world championships, winning bronze in the super-G sitting
 event.
 
 SOCCER
 
 The U.S. men lost in overtime to Mexico, 3-1, in the 2013 CONCACF U-20
 Championship final on March 3 in Puebla, Mexico. The U.S. finished the
 tournament with a 4-1 record and was the only team to score against the host
 nation.
 
 SPEEDSKATING
 
 Brittany Bowe (West Jordan, Utah) and Brian Hansen (Glenview, Ill.) swept the
 1,000-meter races on March 3 at the world cup event in Erfurt, Germany. Bowe
 won gold with a time of 1:15.34, while Hansen finished in 1:09.79 to claim the
 title. Hansen also earned bronze in the 1,500. A day earlier, Jonathan Kuck
 (Park City, Utah) claimed gold in the B-division 10-kilometer, while Patrick
 Meek (Park City, Utah) was second. Maria Lamb (Park City, Utah) placed third in
 the 5K.
 
 SWIMMING
 
 Alex Meyer (Ithaca, N.Y.) placed third at the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World
 Cup on March 1 in Eilat, Israel. Meyer finished in 1:53:38, just 8.5 seconds
 behind the winner. Christine Jennings (Longmont, Colo.) was the top U.S.
 women's finisher, placing fourth in 2:02:55.59.
 
 WRESTLING
 
 Tervel Dlagnev (Columbus, Ohio) won gold in the 120 kg. division at the
 Alexander Medved International on March 2 in Minsk, Belarus. Jon Reader (Ames,
 Iowa; -84 kg.), Wynn Michalak (Champaign, Ill.; -96 kg.) and Zach Rey
 (Hopatcong, N.J.; -120 kg.) all earned bronze medals at the tournament.
 
 The U.S. lost to Japan, 4-3, in the third-place dual meet of the women's world
 cup to finish fourth on March 3 in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Alyssa Lampe (Colorado
 Springs, Colo.; -48 kg.), Helen Maroullis (Rockville, Md.; -55 kg.) and Alli
 Ragan (Carbondale, Ill.; -59 kg.) all won their respective matches to give the
 U.S. a 3-1 lead, but Japan won the final three matches to claim bronze.
 
 
 03/05 09:30:32 ET

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