Miranda Uhl (Alachua, Fla./Gainesville, Fla.) captured her second gold medal of the games after winning the 100m breaststroke in a time of 1:53.70. Joining her once again on the medal stand was teammate Casey Johnson (Fountain Valley, Calif./Cypress, Calif.). Johnson won the bronze with a time of 2:06.38.
Uhl added another silver medal to her collection with the 4X100m medley relay on Wednesday night. Other members of the relay team were Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Kate Gibbs (Midlothian, Va./Seoul, South Korea) and Amanda Everlove (Wichita, Kan./Valencia, Calif.). The team finished in a time of 5:51.07.
Scott and Everlove also picked up individual medals in the 100m freestyle and 200m individual medley, respectively. Scott captured the silver with a time of 1:06.15, with Everlove taking silver as well in a time of 3:17.37.
Carrie Willoughby (Colorado Springs, Colo./Birmingham, Ala.), captured her first medal of the games with a bronze medal finish in the 400m freestyle. I am very happy with how it went tonight, said Willoughby, who finished in a time of 4:41.14. I had a strategy going in, I executed it and it went as planned, so I am very happy. My goal is to get faster each time and continue to move one step closer to Beijing.
Rounding out the medals on the womens side were Sarah Hunt (Fort Collins, Colo.), who captured the bronze medal in the 200 individual medley with a time of 3:35.56, and Beth Kolbe (Tiffin, Ohio) won silver in the 200m freestyle.
On the mens side, Michael Prout (West Springfield, Mass.), Cody Bureau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Latrobe, Pa.) and Tom Miazga (Cedarburg, Wis./Milwaukee, Wis.), each picked up an individual medal and were members of the mens 4X100 medley relay team that took bronze.
Prout won gold in the 100m freestyle with a time of 59.39 and Bureau finished third with a 1:01.40. Miazga captured his individual medal in the 200m individual medley after finishing third in a time of 3:03.17. Miazga has captured a medal in every race he has competed in giving him a total of five medals. Prout, Bureau and Miazga were joined by Alex Dionne (Mequon, Wis./Panama City, Panama), on the relay team that finished behind host country Brazil and Argentina in a time of 5:00.29.
We knew coming into tonight we were solid with 11 medals, so to get 12 is just great, said head coach Peggy Ewald (Ada, Ohio/Tiffin, Ohio). It was a wonderful night and I am so pleased with how the team has been doing.
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