Oct. 22, 2011
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Stanford's Eugene Godsoe, Julia Smit and Elaine Breeden combined to win a medal in every event they entered at the Pan Am Games, finishing off the first week with eight medals, including two on Friday in Guadalajara. Stanford's synchro quartet also helped the U.S. claim silver in the team competition.
Godsoe, who did not swim in the morning, instead ledoff the meet's final event, the 4x100 medley relay, winning a silver. Godsoe put the Americans in the lead after the 100 meters but Brazil's Felipe Franca overtook Marcus Titus on the second leg to lead Brazil to the gold at 3:34.58, nearly three seconds ahead of the U.S. (3:37.17).
Godsoe picked up the most medals, winning four silvers-- the 100 back, 100 fly and as a member of the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley relay teams.
Breeden, swimming the butterfly, was a part of the Pan Am-record morning swim of the 4x100 medley relay (4:04.52), before watching from the sidelines and earning a gold medal as her American teammates broke that mark in the evening session with a time of 4:01.00.
It was Breeden's second medal of the Games, as she won bronze in the 100 fly earlier in the week.
Julia Smit won gold medals in the 200 IM and 400 IM.
Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen and graduate Cassidy Krug will dive next week at the Pan Am Games starting on October 24.
The Stanford quartet of Morgan Fuller, Megan Hansley, Maria Koroleva and Michelle Moore helped the U.S. earn silver in the team free routine finals.
After entering the day second behind Canada, the U.S. could not make up its deficit, taking silver with a score of 89.838, 5.675 points behind Canada.
For Koroleva it is her second medal of the Games, as she also took silver in the duet competition Thursday.