Peru Pan Am Games

Claire Rasmus of the United States competes to win the gold in women's 200m freestyle swimming at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

LIMA, Peru — Texas A&M swimmer Claire Rasmus won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:58.64 for her second gold medal of the Pan-American Games on Wednesday.

Rasmus was the first Aggie to earn a medal late Tuesday night, teaming up with Margo Geer, Lia Neal and Meaghan Raab to win the 4x100-meter relay for the United States. Rasmus had a split of 54.51 seconds as they won in 3:39.59.

Texas A&M women’s basketball player Chennedy Carter scored 11 points to go with three steals and an assist as the U.S. routed the U.S. Virgin Islands 103-55 on Wednesday. Carter scored a team-high 14 points to lead the U.S. by Argentina 70-62 Tuesday night. She also has five rebounds, two assists and two steals, helping the United States to 2-0 in Pool B play.

A&M redshirt senior Camila Gomez was the libero for Colombia in its 3-1 (26-24, 27-25, 22-25, 27-25) loss to the Dominican Republic to open volleyball action at the Pan American Games.

Aggie alumnus Lindon Victor won a silver medal in the decathlon, scoring 8,420 points, while A&M’s Nathan Hite was ninth with 7,389 points. Texas A&M softball alumna Tori Vidales and Team Mexico were limited to just three hits in a 1-0 loss to Puerto Rico, falling to 2-2 in Pan-American action.

In the heptathlon, rising sophomore Tyra Gittens (Trinidad & Tobago) and alumna Annie Kunz (USA) are in first and third with 3,766 and 3,613 points, respectively, through four events. Bralon Taplin (Grenada) was second with a time of 45.38 in the 400-meter semifinals, and Kanika Beckles of Grenada finished eighth in 54.64.

In other swimming action, Sarah Gibson finished third in the women’s 100 butterfly prelims with a time of 59.16. In the men’s 100 butterfly prelims, Mexico’s Mateo Gonzalez placed 11th to make the B final with his time of 54.37. McKenna DeBever represented Peru in the women’s 200 backstroke, finishing 10th with a time of 2:17.54. DeBever and Mexico’s Angel Martinez helped their mixed 4x100 free relays finish sixth and fourth respectively to qualify for finals.

Martinez (2016-19) was fifth in the men’s 200 butterfly in a personal-best 1:59.23 on Tuesday. Gibson (2014-17) was fifth in the women’s 200 butterfly (2:13.08 final, 2:11.78 prelims). DeBever (2017-19) helped Peru finish fifth in the women’s 4x100 freestyle with a split of 57.06.

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