Uhls gold medal was one of four gold medals that the U.S. team picked up on Thursday night and finished with 11 overall medals on the night, bringing their four day total to 41 medals, with two days remaining.
Alex Dionne (Mequon, Wis./Panama City, Panama), captured his first individual medal in the 400m freestyle taking gold with a time of 5:24.37. This marked Dionnes third overall medal, as he was part of two relay teams earlier in the week that medaled.
Cody Bureau (Colorado Springs, Colo./Latrobe, Pa.) captured two more medals on Thursday night bringing his overall total to seven medals for the meet. He won the silver in the 200m individual medley behind teammate Michael Prout (West Springfield, Mass.). Prout finished in a time of 2:24.45, while Bureau finished with a 2:29.87. Bureau captured another silver medal in the 100m breaststroke with a time of 1:19.21.
Another double medalist on the night was Kate Gibbs (Midlothian, Va./Seoul, South Korea). Gibbs captured the bronze medal in the 200m individual medley and captured the bronze medal in her last event of the day, the 100m breaststroke.
Womens team captain Beth Kolbe (Tiffin, Ohio) captured her first gold medal of the meet in the 50m backstroke. Kolbe was elated to win the medal and share it with her personal and team coach Peggy Ewald (Ada, Ohio/Tiffin, Ohio).
It was really special to win tonight and share it with coach, Kolbe said. The first thing I wanted to do when I got out was give her a big hug. She got me involved in swimming and it was so great to share this with her.
Other medalist included Carrie Willoughby (Colorado Springs, Colo./Birmingham, Ala.), bronze in the 100m butterfly; Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), silver in the 200m individual medley; and Casey Johnson (Fountain Valley, Calif./Cypress, Calif.).
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