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.