Carmelita Jeter (above, left) set meet
records in qualifying and the final Sunday while winning the women’s
100-meter dash at the Samsung Diamond League event in Birmingham, Great
Jeter beat Olympic champion
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica both times while qualifying in
11.01 seconds, then winning in 10.81.
“It’s not just about me and
Shelly-Ann racing against each other,” Jeter said. “It is about us
coming out, enjoying ourselves and giving the crowd something to cheer
Olympic hurdles champion
Aries Merritt also set a meet record while leading a U.S. sweep of the
medals in the men’s 110-meter high hurdles. Merritt finished in 12.95
into a headwind. Olympic silver medalist Jason
Richardson equaled a personal best at 12.98 for second place and 2008
Olympic bronze medalist David Oliver was third (13.28).
Two-time Olympic hurdles champion Angelo Taylor ran a season-best 44.93 to win the men’s open 400.
Olympian Anna Pierce won
the women’s 1500. Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon finished second and
third in the men’s 200. Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade won the 200 in 20.12
Olympic gold medalist Kelly
Clark opened the qualifying period for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
with a win at the FIS World Cup halfpipe Sunday in Cardrona, New
Clark has won 19 of her last 20 competitions. She bounced back from a fall on her first run.
“Falling in the first run
is never ideal, but I tried to look at it as an opportunity,” Clark
said. “That’s exactly what can happen in major events. So it’s good to
get used to it and this kind of pressure.”
Hannah Teter, the 2006
Olympic halfpipe champion and 2010 Olympic silver medalist, and Matt
Ladley each had fourth-place finishes as the United States had three men
and three women finish in the top 15.
2012 Olympian Miranda Leek
shot a perfect X in a shoot-off with Mackenzie Brown to win her third
straight SoCal Showdown women’s recurve title Sunday in Chula Vista,
Five-time Olympian Khatuna
Lorig took the bronze over Heather Koehl. Joe Fanchin beat Jeff Anderson
in straight sets for the men’s recurve title. Jake Kaminski won a
shoot-off with Brady Ellison for the bronze medal.
Kaminski and Ellison were teammates at the Olympic Games earlier this
summer and they were part of the silver-medal winning team competition
In the men’s compound
competition, Reo Wilde won for the 12th time in 15 national and
international events this season, taking the title over Chris
Oosterlinck in the final. Reza Zamaninejad edged Connor Kelly for
Erika Anschutz used a
one-point victory over Jamie Van Natta to win the women’s compound. Lexi
Keller defeated Carli Cochran for the bronze.
Diamond DeShields was Most
Valuable Player and Linnae Harper was named to the all-tournament team
Sunday after the United States won the FIBA Women’s Under-17 World
The United States defeated Spain, 75-62, in the championship game Sunday to finish 8-0 in the tournament.
DeShields and Lindsay Allen each scored 13 points and made other
contributions in the championship game. Greenwell had 12 rebounds.
DeShields had eight rebounds and five assists. Allen had six
Allen had 11 points,
including three 3-pointers, in the first 4:22 of the fourth quarter to
put the game away. Taya Reimer added 12 points.
The United States defeated Australia, 89-68, in the quarterfinals and Canada, 84-59, in the semifinals.
Elsewhere, the U.S. women’s
team of Skylar Diggins, Bria Hartley, Chiney Ogwumike and Ann Strother
went 9-0 to win the inaugural FIBA 3v3 World Championship Sunday in
Athens. The men’s team of Adetayo Adesanya, Ira
Brown, Tyree Hardge and Allen DuBois Williams was eliminated in the
quarterfinals Saturday. Serbia won the men’s gold.
The United States won five
of the six gold medals that were decided on the weekend to finish the
Pan American Bowling Conference Adult Championships in Henderson, Nev.,
with a total of eight gold medals, six silvers
and three bronzes.
The United States swept the team gold medals and the all-events titles Friday.
The women set a PABCON Championships record with a six-game total of 6,713 to beat Mexico. The men shot 6,687 for a 194-pin win over Mexico.
Liz Johnson, who also won
the all-events gold medal Friday, shot a 1,473. Stefanie Nation added a
1,337. Johnson won the women’s all-events title by averaging 226.1 for
“We accomplished our goals,
which were to go for the team gold and the trios gold,” Johnson said.
“We all worked together really well.”
Tommy Jones shot 1,376 to lead the men’s team title while all-around champion Bill O’Neill shot 1,354.
All 12 Team USA bowlers
advanced to Saturday’s Masters competition, where the top 24 men and
women from the all-events standings competing in a six-game set,
following by round-robin play among the top eight and
then match play for the top four.
Shannon Pluhowsky beat U.S.
teammate Johnson, 238-226, in the women’s Masters final. Canada’s
George Lambert won the men’s title with a perfect game in the
Jones and O’Neill each
reached the men’s Masters semifinals before losing. Josie Earnest gave
the United States three of the four women’s semifinalists.
• Both championship teams
repeated at the Manhattan Beach Volleyball Open in California. Jenny
Kropp-Whitney Pavlik won the women’s title over Jennifer Fopma-Brooke
Sweat, 21-17, 21-16. John Hyden-Sean Scott topped
Ryan Doherty-Casey Patterson, 21-13, 21-17, in the men’s final.
• Anastasia Lobsinger
earned a bronze medal at 70 kg/154 pounds Friday in women’s freestyle
wrestling at the FILA Cadet World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Marina Doi had won a gold medal and Kayla Miracle earned
a silver medal Thursday for the United States, which finished fifth in
the final team standings. Danny Boychuck was fifth at 46 kg Sunday to
lead the U.S. men during their 10th-place finish in Greco-Roman.
• The United States
finished fourth at the FEI World Endurance Championship for equestrian
Saturday in Euston Park, Great Britain. Elsewhere, the USEF National
Dressage Championships came to a close Sunday with three
titles decided: Genay Vaughn riding Anakin won the Dressage Seat Medal
Finals in the 14-18 division, Alice Tarjan, riding Somer Hit, won the
National Young Horse Dressage Championships and Caroline Roffman riding,
Her Highness O, won National Developing Horse
Prix St. Georges Dressage Championship.
• The United States won
four straight games but fell short of a championship game appearance
with a 26-19 loss to Canada Sunday in the final game of the Rugby World
Cup Sevens Qualifier in Ottawa, Canada.
• Ryan Boldt went 3-for-4
Sunday but the USA Baseball 18-Under National Team fell to Chinese
Taipei, 7-2, in a baseball exhibition in Taichung, Taiwan.
• Jarrod Shoemaker finished
17th Saturday to lead the United States at the ITU World Triathlon
event in Stockholm, Sweden. Matt Chrabot did not finish. No U.S. women
competed in the event.
Despite dropping its final Group D match in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s
World Cup with a 3-0 loss to defending champion Germany, the U.S.
U-20 Women’s National Team advanced to the quarterfinals of the
tournament. The United States was shut out for the first time in this
year’s tournament while Germany has yet to allow a goal through three
games and won Group D with nine points. The United States
will face Korea DPR (North Korea) in a quarterfinal match Aug. 31 at
Komaba Stadium in Saitama. The quarterfinal match will be broadcast live
on ESPNU and ESPN3 with coverage starting at 6:20 a.m. ET.
• Ten athletes won national titles at the 22nd Disabled Water
Ski National Championships at Shortline Lake in Elk Grove, Calif. The
Disabled Nationals featured the United States’
top disabled water ski athletes competing for national titles in
slalom, tricks, jumping and overall. There were three categories –
Seated, Standing and Vision Impaired. National Championships event
winners were based on a two-round total of overall points
compared to the 2011 U.S. National Records. National Championships
overall winners were based on the overall points from the best of either
round as compared to the 2011 U.S. National records. Athletes earning
national titles in the men’s seated division
were: Bill Furbish (slalom and tricks); and Joe Ray (jumping and
overall). Athletes earning national titles in the men’s standing
division were: Jeff Hancock (slalom) and Craig Timm (tricks, jumping and
overall). Athletes earning national titles in the men’s
vision impaired division were: James McLemore (slalom) and Mike Royal
(tricks). Athletes earning national titles in the women’s seated
division were: Jaclyn Schmidt (slalom); and Megan McCauley (tricks,
jumping and overall). Tammy Allard won titles in women’s
standing slalom and tricks, and Katie Mawby won titles in women’s
vision impaired slalom and tricks.
• The U.S. Sprint National Championships, which featured many of the
nation’s elite sprint kayakers, were held in Seattle this past weekend (click here for results).
The Americans earned a fourth-place finish in the women’s team sprint on the first day of the
2012 UCI Juniors Track World Championships
at Stadium Southland Velodrome in Invercargill, New Zealand. The American tandem of
Chloe Chepigin (Chappaqua, N.Y./Riptide Cycling-Team EPS-CSS p/b Shebell &Shebell) and
(San Diego, Calif./Exergy TWENTY12) qualified in fourth place with a
time of 37.381 to face the Australians for the bronze medal. The U.S.
their time in the 3/4 final, finishing in 37.101, but it was not fast
enough to beat the Australian twosome of Allee Proud and Caitlin Ward,
who posted a 35.428 to place third. The Russians posted unofficial world
record times of 34.321 in the qualifying round
before improving that to 34.155 in the final round to beat the New
• For results from the USBA Summer Biathlon National
Championships held on Donner Summit in California, click here.
Story courtesy Red Line Editorial, Inc. Tom Robinson is a freelance contributor for TeamUSA.org. Material from various news services and press releases from National Governing Bodies was used to compile this report. This story was not
subject to the approval of any National Governing Bodies.