|Wednesday, August 6
Updated: August 7, 4:06 AM ET
Wednesday: Heymans wins gold in 10M diving
Brazil won the gold 89-62 over over the Dominican Republic.
The U.S. women routed the Dominican Republic 109-54 to finish the preliminary round with a 4-1 record. They have won four straight games in the tournament since losing their opener to Cuba, and will play Brazil in the semifinals Friday. The Americans beat Brazil in the round-robin portion of the tournament.
Laurie Koehn of Kansas State scored 23 points for the Americans, while Vanderbilt's Jennifer Benningfield had 21. Every American player scored in the game and played at least 10 minutes.
Morse (Redondo Beach, Calif.) and Pagano (San Diego) jumped to a quick 5-0 lead in the opening set and held on. In the second set, Herrera and Porteiro led 12-9 and it was close until the Americans scored five of the last seven points.
The American brother team of Justin and Troy Dumais of Ventura, Calif., won bronze in men's 3-meter synchronized diving.
Pat Harris (Moorpark, Calif.) led the way with eight goals.
In the J/24 class, Tim Healy (Newport, R.I.) with crew Nick Judson (Nantucket, Mass.), Gordon Borges (Newport, R.I.) and Davenport Crocker (Cohasset, Mass.) trailed only leader Brazil.
Peter Wells (Newport Beach, Calif.), held his fifth-place spot in the Mistral men's class. Laser Radial sailor Sally Barkow (Pine Lake, Wis.) also maintained a fifth-place position Wednesday.
Hobie 16 sailors Paul and Mary Ann Hess (Napa, Calif) solidified their fifth-place position, while Ben Richardson (Gloucester, Mass.) also stood fifth in men's Laser.
Snipe sailors Henry Filter (Stevensville, Md).and Lisa Griffith (San Diego) were the only Americans to drop a position, from fifth to sixth. Sunfish sailor Jeff Linton (Tampa, Fla.) stood seventh overall.
Sarah Blakeslee of Vancouver, Wash., was second to Cuba's Eglis Cruz in women's 50-meter 3-position rifle. Cruz had won the first gold medal of the games on Saturday.
Hattie Johnson of Athol, Ind., was third.
TRACK AND FIELD
Stephen Moore of Plainview, Texas, made up more than 68 points by winning the 1,500 meters in the final event of the decathlon, beating Luiggy Llanos of Puerto Rico 7,809 points to 7,704. The United States has won the event in three straight Pan Am Games. Moore sustained a deep bruise in his right heel during the hurdles and also dealt with a troublesome lower back.
Joanna Hayes of Riverside, Calif., took the women's 400 hurdles in 54.77.
Dominican hero Felix Sanchez thrilled a raucous crowd by setting a games mark of 48.19 in the 400 hurdles. World champion Sanchez then circled the track draped in a Dominican flag.
Olympic champion Ivan Pedroso of Cuba edged teammate Luis Meliz by one inch to take the long jump. Another Cuban, Emeterio Gonzalez, won the men's javelin at 268 feet, 1 inch. Breaux Greer of Athens, Ga., won the bronze.
Achraf Tadili became the first Canadian in 40 years to win the men's 800 at the Pan Ams. He was in last place for the first lap, but closed well in the final stretch.
Mexicans Victoria Palacios and Rosario Sanchez took the top two spots in the women's 20 kilometer walk. Palacios won in 1 hour, 35 minutes, 16 seconds, beating her countrywoman by five seconds. Joanne Dow of Bedford, N.H., won the bronze in 1:35:48.
Tony Azevedo of Long Beach, Calif., had five goals as the American men defeated Canada 11-5. The U.S. squad is 5-0.