Michigan Olympians Update

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

-- Michael Phelps won his sixth gold medal of the Beijing Olympics in record time in the 200-meter individual medley. Phelps won in 1 minute, 54.23 seconds and lowered his own world record of 1:54.80 set at last month's U.S. trials. Phelps has lived and trained in Ann Arbor in recent years.
-- Phelps finished first in his 100-meter butterfly semifinal heat with a time of 50.97 and advanced to Saturday's final.
-- Peter Vanderkaay came in 11th place in his men's 1,500-meter freestyle heat with a time of 14:52.11. He failed to advance to the finals. Vanderkaay is a Rochester native and a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan.
-- Kara Lynn Joyce of Ann Arbor swam to a time of 25.01 in the women's 50-meter freestyle and advances to the semifinals.
-- Joyce and three U.S. teammates swam to a 3:59.15 finish in their women's 400-meter medley relay heat, qualifying for Sunday's medal race.
-- Natasha Moodie of Jamaica finished her 50-meter freestyle heat with a time of 25.95 and failed to advance to the semifinals. The 17-year-old just completed her freshman year at the University of Michigan.
-- Betsey Armstrong and Alison Gregorka, both of Ann Arbor, played in Team USA's 12-7 victory over Russia in women's water polo. Armstrong is a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan and Gregorka is a member of the Great Lakes Water Polo Club, based in the university's Canham Natatorium.
-- Kate Markgraf of Bloomfield Hills and Lindsay Tarpley of Kalamazoo played in the U.S women's soccer team's 2-1 victory over Canada in the quarterfinals.
-- Nate Brannen of Canada ran his 1,500-meter heat in 3:41.45, finishing second in his race and advancing to the semifinals. Brannen is a 2005 graduate of the University of Michigan.
-- Kevin Sullivan of Canada finished fifth in his 1500-meter heat with 3:36.05 and advances to the semifinals. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1998.
-- Nick Willis of New Zealand ran his 1,500-meter heat in 3:36.01, good for second place in his race and qualifying him for the semifinals.
-- Katie Smith of the Detroit Shock played in the U.S. women's basketball team's 93-55 victory over Spain.
-- Anna Willard of Ann Arbor finished 11th overall in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase first-round heats with a time of 9:28.52 and advances to Sunday's medal race. Willard is a 2007 graduate-school graduate from the University of Michigan.
-- Through 10 races, Carrie Howe of Grosse Pointe and her two boatmates were in fourth place in Yngling and will compete in Saturday's medal race.
-- Matt Hughes of Ludington and his three boatmates finished second in their semifinal quadruple sculls heat with a time of 5:52.81. They advance to Sunday's medal race.

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