Aug. 16, 2008
Representing the United States, former Michigan volunteer assistant coach Michael Phelps racked up his seventh gold medal of the 2008 Olympics by touching the wall first in the 100m. butterfly. Phelps set a new Olympic record in the race with a time of 50.58.
In baseball, Illinois' Chris Robinson produced three hits in Canada's 5-4 loss to the United States. Former Boilermaker, Michael Duursma registered one hit and one run for the Netherlands as they routed China by a score of 6-4.
On the hardwood, the United States downed Spain with a score of 119-82. Illinois alum Deron Williams contributed to the win with 11 points while former Buckeye Michael Redd added four points.
Iowa alum Nancilea Foster qualified for the finals in the 3-meter spring board with a score of 338.90. Joining Foster in the finals will be Indiana diver Christina Loukas as she qualified with a mark of 329.00. Both ladies represent the United States of America.
In softball, former Indiana student-athlete Mariangee Bogado pitched a seven inning shutout, allowing just five hits in Venezuela's win over Canada by a score of 2-0.
On the track, former Iowa sprinter Kineke Alexander just missed the qualifying cut in the 400m. dash. Representing St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Alexander posted a time of 52.87 to place fourth in her heat.