The SEC bounced back on Day 4 of the 2012 London Olympics with three new gold medals. Here's the lineup for Day 5.
Florida's Azania Stewart and Great Britain fell to Russia 67-61. Stewart had four points and two rebounds on the afternoon. South Carolina's Ilona Burgrova and the Czech Republic defeated South Carolina's Ila Sliskovic and Croatia 89-70. Burgrova had 19 points, four rebounds, and an assist, while Sliskovic had four points and an assist.
Team USA took out Turkey 89-58. LSU's Seimone Augustus had nine points, a rebound, and an assist. Tennessee's Candace Parker had two points, four rebounds, and 4 blocks, while fellow Lady Vol Tameka Catchings had four rebounds and a block. LSU's Sylvia Fowles again sat the game out to rest her sore foot.
Women's 100m Freestyle
Auburn's Megan Fonteno (American Samoa) finished sixth in her heat at 57.45 but did not make the semis. Auburn's Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (Bahamas) finished first in her heat at 53.73, fast enough to make the semis. Texas A&M's Julia Wilkinson (Canada) also made the semis after placing third in her heat at 54.16. Alabama's Arlene Semeco (Venezuela) finished seventh in her heat at 56.90, but she did not move on.
Vanderpool-Wallace was fourth in her semifinal heat at 54.12, while Wilkinson was seventh in her heat at 54.25. Neither was able to move on to the finals.
Men's 200m Backstroke
Three Florida swimmers participated in this qualifying round. Ryan Lochte (USA) was first in his heat at 1:56.36, which put him in the semis. Omar Pinzon (Columbia) was fourth in his heat at 1:58.20, and he also made the semis. Marco Loughran (Great Britain) was seventh in his heat at 1:58.72, and he did not move on.
Lochte was first in his semifinal heat at 1:55.40, while Pinzon was eighth in his heat at 1:58.99. Lochte moved on to the finals.
The medal round is Thursday at 2:48 pm.
Women's 200m Breaststroke
Florida's Hilda Luthersdottir (Iceland) was third in her heat at 2:29.60, not fast enough to advance. Florida's Sarra Lajnef (Tunisia) was fifth in her heat at 2:31.15, not fast enough to advance. Auburn's Micah Lawrence (USA) was third in her heat at 2:24.50, good enough to move on. Texas A&M's Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) was first in her heat at 2:28.77, not fast enough to advance.
Lawrence placed third in her semifinal heat at 2:23.39, putting her into the finals.
The medal round is Thursday at 2:40 pm.
Men's 200m Individual Medley
Three more Gators participated in this qualifying round. Lochte placed first in his heat at 1:58.03, putting him in the semis. Martin Cieslak (Poland) placed sixth in his heat at 2:00.45, keeping him out of the semis. Bradley Ally (Barbados) placed second in his heat at 2:00.85, keeping him out of the semis.
Lochte finished first in his heat at 1:56.13, good enough to make the finals.
The medal round is Thursday at 3:19 pm.
Women's 4x200m Freestyle Medley
Georgia's Brittany MacLean swam anchor for Canada, whose time of 7:50.84 was fast enough to advance. Florida's Melania Costa-Schmid swam first for Spain, whose time of 7:54.59 was not fast enough to advance. Georgia's Shannon Vreeland swam second for the US, whose time whose time of 7:50.75 was fast enough to make the finals. Georgia's Allison Schmitt is also on the US team and will swim in the finals.
The US set a new Olympic record at 7:42.92 and won gold, with Vreeland swimming third and Schmitt swimming anchor. Canada finished fourth with MacLean again swimming anchor.
Women's 200m Butterfly
Texas A&M's Cammile Adams (USA) placed fifth in the medal round at 2:06.78, while Florida'a Jemma Lowe (Great Britain) placed sixth at 2:06.80.
Men's 100m Freestyle
Auburn's Cesar Cielo (Brazil) placed sixth in the medal round at 47.92.
Florida's Lisa Raymond and partner Liezel Huber (USA) defeated Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3, 6-3 in women's doubles quarterfinals action. Raymond and partner Mike Bryan also won in mixed doubles action7-5, 6-3 over Sara Errani and Andreas Seppi of Italy. Georgia's John Isner defeated Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-5, 7-6 in the men's singles third round.
Georgia's Elizabeth Reid and Great Britain fell 3-0 to Italy. Reid had a spike in the match.