The conference's athletes bounced back yesterday and secured a pair of gold medals and a pair of silver medals in the 2012 London Olympics. Let's hope for more good results today. All times listed below are Eastern.
Team USA defeated Australia 86-73 in the semifinals. LSU's Seimone Augustus had eight points, four rebounds, and an assist. Tennessee's Candace Parker had seven points, five rebounds, and an assist. Tennessee's Tameka Catchings had seven points and eight rebounds. LSU's Sylvia Fowles had four points and two rebounds.
Canada won bronze by defeating France 1-0. Tennessee's Rhian Wilkinson was a starter for the team, and Florida's Melanie Booth was a reserve.
Team USA won gold by defeating Japan 2-1. The team includes Florida's Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts.
TRACK & FIELD
Women's High Jump
Georgia's Levern Spencer (St. Lucia) was ninth in her group at 1.90 meters and did not advance to the next round.
Men's 4x400m Relay
Texas A&M's Demetrius Pinder ran second for the Bahamas team, which was first in its heat at 2:58.87. LSU's Ade Alleyne-Forte ran third and Texas A&M's Deon Lendore ran anchor for the Trinidad & Tobago team, which finished first in its heat at 3:00.38. Florida's Tony McQuay ran third for the US team, which finished second in its heat at 2:58.87. All of those teams moved on. LSU's Riker Hylton (Jamaica) ran second for the Jamaican team, which did not finish.
The finals are at 4:20 pm on Friday.
Men's Triple Jump
Florida's Christian Taylor (USA) won gold with a best score of 17.81 meters, and Florida's Will Claye (USA) won silver with a best score of 17.62 meters. Auburn's Leevan Sands (Bahamas) was fifth with a best score of 17.19 meters.
LSU's Neisha Bernard-Thomas (Grenada) was eighth in her heat at 2:00.68 and did not advance to the finals.
Tennessee's Jangy Addy finished 23rd overall with 7586 points.
Women's 4x100m Relay
The US team was first in its heat at 41.64, and Tennessee's Tianna Madison ran in the race. The Trinidad & Tobago team was second in its heat at 42.31, and Auburn's Kai Selvon, LSU's Kelly-Ann Baptiste, and LSU's Semoy Hackett ran for the team. Jamaica's team also was second in its heat at 42.37, and Auburn's Kerron Stewart and LSU's Samantha Henry-Robinson competed for the team. Those teams advanced to the finals. The Bahamas team was sixth in its heat at 43.07, and Auburn's Sheniqua Ferguson ran for the team. It did not advance.
The finals are at 3:40 pm on Friday.
Arkansas's Wallace Spearmon, Jr. (USA) finished fourth with a time of 19.90. All three medal winners were Jamaican.