|Thursday, August 14
Thursday: 3 U.S. swimmers win; 400 relay team DQ'd
Seeded first, Nichols set her second Pan Ams record by scoring 165 points in one of her matches.
Another American, Janet Dykman (El Monte, Calif.), lost in the quarterfinals to Miller.
Nichols won the final over Claudia Landaverde (El Salvador).
As the boat handlers removed the kayak from the water after the 500 meters, they dislodged the weights used to keep the kayak above the 26.4-pound weight requirement as they were shaking water out of the boat. The weights fell into the water at the dock and could not be retrieved.
When the kayak was weighed, it was found to be 4 ounces under the required weight and Zur was disqualified.
Zur had the second-fastest time in the heats.
Pouring rain delayed the event, as massive pools of water formed on the course. Drains were plugged with mud and debris, further inundating the course. Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.) was the second rider after the event resumed, her horse lost a shoe on the third fence. She still managed to finish the remainder of the round clean.
The other three U.S. riders were Margie Engle (Wellington, Fla.); Chris Kappler (Pittstown, N.J.); and Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.).
Dryer connected off Luis Rosales and Doug Middleton (Blue Springs) struck out nine in six innings of relief after starter Doug Gillis (Novi, Mich.) left with an apparent groin injury. Dryer struck out swinging with the bases loaded in the first and the Americans also left the bases loaded in the second.
Dryer has three homers and eight RBIs in the Pan Ams.
Three Americans were individual winners.
In the 200 breaststroke, Kyle Salyards (Lancaster, Pa.) set a Pan Ams record of 2:13.37. Second was Sean Quinn (Lancaster, S.C.).
Staciana Stitts (Encinitas, Calif.) won the 100 breaststroke in a games mark of 1:09.01. Corrie Clark (Malverne, Pa.) was second.
The women's 100 butterfly went to Bethany Goodwin (Jarretsville, Md.) in 59.97. Audrey Lacroix of Canada was second and Dana Kirk (Bremerton, Wash.) got the bronze.
Another games record was set in the men's 400 freestyle by Ricardo Monasterio of Venezuela, 3:50.01. Francis Crippen (Philadelphia) got the silver.
Dana Vollmer (Fort Worth, Texas) completed the 100-meter freestyle in 59.35 in the morning as an exhibition-only entry, meaning the time counted, but she would not swim in the finals.
Iridia Salazar of Mexico beat Furcal for the gold.
All six American preliminary entries qualified for Saturday's finals, including Regina Jaquess (Suwanee, Ga.), who finished first in both the women's slalom and women's tricks events. Other strong performances came from Karen Truelove (Winter Garden, Fla.), second in the women's slalom; Rhoni Barton (Orlando), third in women's tricks; and Freddy Krueger (Winter Garden), fifth in the men's slalom.
Oscar Chaplin III (Savannah, Ga.), despite strains in his knees and shoulders, placed fourth in the 85-kilo class with a total lifted weight of 345 kilos. Hector Ballesteros of Colombia won the gold medal with an overall lifted weight of 360 kilos. Yohandrys Hernandez of Cuba also lifted a combined weight of 360 kilos, but Ballesteros weighed in at .24 kilo less than Hernandez, giving him the gold.