Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
UA Olympic Update
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 16, 2008
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Aug. 16, 2008

UA Olympic Notes for Saturday, Aug. 16

** Freestyle specialist Roland Schoeman (South Africa) finished seventh in the men's 50-meter freestyle in a time of 21.67 seconds. The effort was an African record for the former UA All-American and 2004 gold medalist.

** Four Wildcats will be in the pool for the final swimming event at the Water Cube - the men's 4x100-meter medley relay. Simon Burnett will swim for Great Britain, while Gerhard Zandberg, Lyndon Ferns and Darian Townsend will represent South Africa.

** Jill Camarena posted a season best in qualifying for the finals of the women's shot put with a throw of 18.24 meters (60 feet, 8.75 inches). Camarena, who trains in Tucson under UA throws coach Craig Carter, finished 12th in the finals with a throw of 18.24 meters (59 feet, 10 inches).

** The U.S. baseball team earned a come-from-behind 5-4 victory over Canada. The U.S. squad plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the win and improve to 2-2 in the round-robin competition. Arizona's Jason Donald went 1-for-3 in the game.

** The U.S. softball team remained unbeaten courtesy of a 7-0 win over Chinese Taipei. Jennie Finch collected her second win of the Games by twirling a complete game two-hitter with six strikeouts. Caitlin Lowe went 0-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and a run scored, while Lovieanne Jung was 2-for-2 with a double, run scored and two RBI.

** Lithuania tallied an 86-73 win over Croatia to improve to 4-0 in pool A. Robertas Javtokas posted seven points, three rebounds and an assist in the contest. He was 2-of-2 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

Olympic Schedule for Sunday, Aug. 17


Women's 50m Freestyle Final

Men's 1,500m Freestyle Final

Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

Women's Volleyball

USA v. Poland


USA v. Netherlands

Men's 1,500m Run


Men's 10,000m Run


For specific events and times, please check the official 2008 Beijing Olympic schedule at

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UA Medal Count

Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 1 0 1

Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver)

Margo Geer P12 WOTY