Parsons, Heyl, Leith clinch spots on Olympic team

U.S. Olympic Team

Maryland paddler Scott Parsons secured a spot on the U.S. Olympic team bywinning the men's kayak for the second day in a row yesterday, the last day ofthe U.S. Olympic Team Trials in South Bend, Ind.

Maryland paddler Bret Heyl also made the team on the last day of thetrials.

Final selections were made using a formula that translated a paddler's twobest results in the three-day event into a percentage of the winner's times onthose days.

In women's kayak, Maryland paddler Sarah Leith clinched a spot on theOlympic team.

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