Originally created 05/11/02

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Rookie Hmiel sits on Busch 200 pole

LOUDON, N.H. - Rookie Shane Hmiel won the pole Friday for today's Busch 200 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

Hmiel, 20th in the Busch series standings, sped his Chevrolet around the one-mile oval at 129.406 mph. He will start on the pole for the second time in his career.

Bobby Hamilton was second in a Ford at 128.989. Todd Bodine was next in a Chevy at 128.828. Defending champion Jason Keller, the series leader who won a week ago in Richmond, Va., was fourth in Ford at 128.611

Randy LaJoie, Greg Biffle, Stacy Compton, Kenny Wallace, Scott Riggs and Ashton Lewis completed the top 10.

Golf Jamieson finishes second for Jaguars Fifteenth-ranked Augusta State closed out its regular season with a ninth-place finish in the Atlanta Intercollegiate tournament at Eagle's Landing Country Club Friday in Stockbridge, Ga.

The Jaguars were in sixth place after rounds of 292 and 295 on Thursday, but closed with a 302 on Friday. Auburn was the team winner, beating defending NCAA champion Florida by five shots. The War Eagles feature Augustan Jay Mundy on their team.

Augusta State's Scott Jamieson finished second individually after rounds of 66-70-70-206. Alabama-Birmingham's Graeme McDowell was the individual winner by nine shots.

The Jaguars begin play in the NCAA East Regional Thursday at Settindown Creek in Roswell, Ga.

  • Clemson's D.J. Trahan has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year by the league's golf coaches.
  • The junior from Inman, S.C., has a 70.36 stroke average. He will receive the Ben Hogan Award Monday as the top college golfer in the nation.

    Trahan has now made the All-ACC team as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

    Tennis

    Michigan defeated by Lady Jackets Sekita Grant, Jaime Wong and Mysti Morris all won singles matches Friday as No. 22 Georgia Tech beat Michigan 4-2 in the opening round of the NCAA women's tennis regional in Lexington, Ky.

    The Yellow Jackets advanced to take on the Kentucky-Boston winner in today's regional final.

    Georgia Tech won the doubles point with victories by the teams of Wong and Mason Miller and Grant and Morris.

    Swimming

    Sanders is among today's inductees

    Four-time Olympic medalist Summer Sanders and 10 others will be inducted today into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

    Sanders won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Games. She retired from competition two years later, then tried unsuccessfully to make the 1996 U.S. Olympic team.

    The other inductees are Olympic diving medalist Patty Elsener, international diving community leader Tom Gompf, synchronized swimming champion Peg Hogan, two-time Olympic swimming medalist Igor Poliansky, four-time U.S. Olympic coach Eddie Reese, two-time Olympic water polo medalist Terry Schroeder, two-time Olympic swimming medalist Jill Sterkel, two-time Olympic swimming medalist Melvin Stewart and two-time Olympic swimming medalist Georg Zacharias. All of the inductees are Americans except for Poliansky, a Russian, and Zacharias, a German.

    Baseball

    Pete Rose Jr. released by Reds

    Pete Rose Jr. was released Friday by the Cincinnati Reds' Double-A farm team in Chattanooga.

    Rose, the son of baseball's career hits leader, was hitting only .226 after nine games. He's 32 years old and hasn't played above Double-A since 1998.