Aug. 17, 2011
2011 World University Games Official Page
SHENZHEN, China - Another day and another gold medal for the Stanford contingent at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, as Day 5 wrapped up with Cardinal swimmer Kate Dwelley earning gold with the U.S. 4 x 200 freestyle relay team.
David Mosko reached the A Finals of the 400-meter freestyle Wednesday, finishing fifth in the 400-meter freestyle at 3:53.89.
Kate Dwelley took home gold in the 4x200 free relay as one of two A Finalists for the Cardinal women on Wednesday.
The Americans set a meet record with a time of 7:55.02, four seconds ahead of the silver medalist team from New Zealand.
Dwelley and the Americans started off third behind China and New Zealand, slowly moving up to second after the second leg before Dwelley cut a second off of China's lead. With Megan Romano in the water, the U.S. overtook the Chinese who ended up third, .02 behind the Kiwis who fell four seconds behind at 7:59.60.
It was Dwelley's second relay medal as she won silver on Saturday with the U.S. 4 x 100-meter freestyle relay team.
Felicia Lee made her second A Final of the games, finishing eighth in the 100-meter butterfly at 1:00.58.
Stanford senior Brad Lawson had team highs in kills (13) and digs (13), but was unable to prevent the United States from being eliminated from medal contention.
The Americans' 3-1 (25-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) loss to Thailand in their final first-round match dropped the U.S. (3-2) to third in six-team Group D, behind the Czech Republic (5-0) and Thailand (4-1). The U.S. heads for a consolation round match with Japan on Friday at midnight PT. Japan finished fourth in Group B at 1-3.
Former Stanford setter Kawika Shoji had 40 assists and brother Erik had 7 digs.
Men's Water Polo
The United States remained in medal contention, advancing to the quarterfinal round with an 8-7 victory over Hungary Wednesday.
Drac Wigo netted a hat trick to lead the U.S. scoring effort, while Sage Wright added a pair of goals. Janson Wigo scored once and assisted on two more scores as the U.S. held off a furious Hungarian comeback in the final frame to get the win. Jeffrey Schwimer and Peter Sefton also saw action in the victory.
The U.S. will face Spain in Friday's quarterfinal at 8 p.m. local time (4 a.m. PT Friday morning). Spain, winner of Group A, earned a bye into the quarterfinal round.