Oct. 30, 2011
2011 Pan Am Games Schedule/Results
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Stanford's athletes concluded their participation at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico Saturday, as the U.S. men's water polo team captured gold and an automatic berth in the 2012 Olympic Tournament, and diver Cassidy Krug earned bronze in the 3-meter synchro event.
Overall, Stanford's 26 athletes that competed at the Pan Am Games combined to win 23 medals in team and individual events. The final breakdown includes six gold medals, 10 silvers and seven bronze.
Stanford graduate Cassidy Krug and her partner Kassidy Cook won a bronze medal in the synchronized three-meter to close out the Pan American Games as Cardinal swimmers and divers combined for 11 medals.
Mexico's Laura Sanchez and Paola Espinosa, who sandwiched Krug in yesterday's medal standings in the three-meter springboard, won the event with 338.70 points. Canada's Jennifer Abel and Emile Heymans were silver medalists with a score of 336.30 points. Krug and Cook had 319.50 points as the three teams remained 1-2-3 throughout the five dives.
On their final dive Krug and Cook scored 8.0's or better from all 11 judges, scoring 73.80 points to finish with 319.50 points. The duo scored 8.5's or better from eight of 11 judges on their fourth dive, a back 2 ½ somersault, for a best to that point of 75.60 to keep them in medal contention.
Stanford swimmers and divers combined for 11 medals over the two weeks-- Eugene Godsoe (four silvers), Krug (silver and a bronze), Julia Smit (two golds), Elaine Breeden (a gold and bronze) and diver Kristian Ipsen (silver).
Men's Water Polo
The U.S. team, featuring four former Cardinal standouts, captured the gold medal and the automatic berth in next year's Olympic Tournament with a 7-3 win over Canada.
Tony Azevedo saw his first action of the Games in the title match, scoring three goals, assisting on another and making a steal. Peter Hudnut also added a goal and a field block.
Peter Varellas assisted on a goal, with a steal and a field block, while Layne Beaubien also made a field block on defense.
The U.S. led 2-1 after the opening frame and pushed its advantage to 4-2 at halftime. The American defense tightened up even more in the second half, conceding just one goal to the Canadians while wrapping up the berth into the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Stanford Medalists At The 2011 Pan Am Games
Elaine Breeden, women's swimming (4x100 medley relay)
Julia Smit, women's swimming (200 IM, 400 IM)
Sara Hall (Bei), women's track and field (3,000-meter steeplechase)
Tony Azevedo, men's water polo
Layne Beaubien, men's water polo
Peter Hudnut, men's water polo
Peter Varellas, men's water polo
Annika Dries, women's water polo
Melissa Seidemann, women's water polo
Jessica Steffens, women's water polo
Maggie Steffens, women's water polo
Brenda Villa, women's water polo
Kristian Ipsen, men's diving (3M synchro)
Cassidy Krug, women's diving (3M springboard)
Kristina Vaculik, women's gymnastics (Team, balance beam)
Eugene Godsoe, men's swimming (100 back, 100 fly, 4x100 free relay, 4x100 medley relay)
Morgan Fuller, synchronized swimming (Team)
Megan Hansley, synchronized swimming (Team)
Maria Koroleva, synchronized swimming (Team, Duet)
Michelle Moore, synchronized swimming (Team)
Cassidy Krug, women's diving (3M synchro)
Sho Nakamori, men's gymnastics (Team)
Kristina Vaculik, women's gymnastics (all-around)
Lily Lorentzen, women's squash (team)
Elaine Breeden, women's swimming (100 fly)
Cynthia Barboza, women's volleyball
Alix Klineman, women's volleyball
Cassidy Lichtman, women's volleyball
Matt Gentry, wrestling (74 kg)