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Shoults adds silver to his medal collection at world juniors


Led by gold-medal performances from Maxime Rooney, of Livermore, and Sierra Schmidt, Team USA claimed nine medals Wednesday at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships in Singapore's OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Rooney led a U.S. sweep in the men's 200-meter freestyle, touching in 1:47.78 to earn the gold medal.

Grant Shoults, a senior at St. Margarita Catholic who announced his verbal commitment to Stanford via his Twitter account in July, took silver in 1:48.42 for his second individual medal in as many days.

The Pan American Games champion in the women's 800 free, Schmidt added a gold medal in the same event with a time of 8:27.55.

Team USA also gathered three additional silver medals: Reece Whitley in the men's 100 breast in 1:01.00; Claire Adams in the women's 100 back in 1:00.19 and Michael Taylor in the men's 100 back in 54.64.

Winning bronze were Hannah Kukurugya in the women's 200 fly in 2:10.08; Sean Grieshop in the men's 200 IM in 2:01.83; and the mixed medley relay of Taylor, Michael Andrew, Cassidy Bayer and Stanzi Moseley in 3:50.24.

Women's gymnastics

Stanford alumna Liz Tricase was recently inducted into the USA Gymnastics Region 5 Hall of Fame.

The USA Gymnastics Region 5 Hall of Fame has been developed to recognize individuals within the Region 5 gymnastics community who have contributed significantly to the growth, promotion or visibility of USA Region 5 Gymnastics. Fellow 2015 inductees include Judy Dobransky and Samantha Peszek.

Tricase had an illustrious career at Stanford and was a two-time first-team All-American, earning honors on vault in 2007 and uneven bars in 2008. She is one of two Stanford gymnasts in program history to score a perfect 10.0 on uneven bars – accomplishing the feat three times in her career.

Tricase earned a seventh-place finish on bars at the 2008 NCAA Championships and registered three consecutive Pac-10 titles in the event from 2006-08. She claimed the 2007 South Central Regional vault title and the 2008 Central Regional bars title.

A natural leader, Tricase captained the team three years and was honored as the program's Most Inspirational Gymnast in 2007 and received the team's Cardinal Gymnast of the Year award in 2008.

— USA swimming

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