Aug. 16, 2004
Athens, Greece -
Former Stanford swimmer Markus Rogan (2000-04 at Stanford) earned a silver medal in the 100 meter back on Monday to earn the second medal by a Stanford associate at the 2004 Olympic Games. Rogan, who is swimming for Austria finished second with a time of 54.35, just .26 seconds off the winning gold medal time of U.S. swimmer Aaron Peirsol (54.06). Rogan will also be competing in the 200 meter back on Wednesday, August 18.
More Olympic swimming coverage... Other Stanford associates competing Monday on the third day of the Olympics included Bob Bryan (men's tennis), Mike Bryan (men's tennis), Margie Dingeldein (women's water polo), Ellen Estes (women's water polo), Jackie Frank (women's water polo), Tara Kirk (women's swimming), Anne Kremer (women's tennis), Jessica Mendoza (women's softball), Oganna Nnamani (women's volleyball), Logan Tom (women's volleyball) and Brenda Villa (women's water polo). Current Stanford head coaches Richard Quick (women's swimming) and John Rittman (women's softball) continued their assignments as Olympic assistants, while former Stanford men's tennis player Patrick McEnroe (1985-88 at Stanford) also continued his tenure as the head coach for the USA Men's Tennis Team. Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan opened Olympic action with a first round doubles victory over Marit Safin and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia by a score of 6-1, 6-2. The twin brothers move on to a second round match against Mirnyi and Voltchkov on Tuesday.
More Olympic tennis coverage... A quartet of Stanford graduates helped Team USA score a 7-6 victory over Hungary in their Olympic-opening Group B Preliminaries on Monday. Brenda Villa (2000-03 at Stanford) led Team USA with four goals - her fourth came in the final quarter to tie the game at 6-6. Jackie Frank (2000-03 at Stanford) picked up 10 saves while defending the cage. Ellen Estes (1999-2002 at Stanford) and Margie Dingeldein (1999-2002 at Stanford) both fired off one shot in the opening round win. The Americans will next face Canada in Group B action on Wednesday, August 18.
More Olympic water polo coverage... Kirk (2000-04 at Stanford) fell short in her medal bid with a sixth-place finish in the 100 meter breast despite recording the second-best time of her career (1:07.59). China's Xuejuan Luo picked up the gold with a time of 1:06.64.
More Olympic swimming coverage... Kremer (1997-98 at Stanford) and doubles partner Claudine Schaul, competing for Luxenborg, lost a heartbreaking opening-round doubles match to Colombia's Catalina Castano and Fabiola Zuluaga (6-7, 6-2, 7-9). In the singles elimination tournament.
More Olympic tennis coverage... Mendoza (1999-2002 at Stanford) had a single and scored a run in the top of the eighth inning as Team USA picked up three runs in the top of the eighth inning for a 3-0 victory over Japan to improve to 3-0 in Preliminaries action. Mendoza finished the game 1-for-3 with one run scored. Team USA, which won its 73rd straight game overall, continues Preliminary action versus 1996 silver medalist China on Tuesday, August 17.
More Olympic softball coverage... Tom (1999-2002 at Stanford) and Nnamani (Stanford senior in 2004-05) helped the USA Women's Volleyball Team even its Olympic record at 1-1 in pool play with a 3-1 victory (25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 27-25) over Germany. Tom scored 14 points (10 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces), while Nnamani added six (5 kills, 1 ace). Team USA is back in action versus the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, August 18.
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