Texas ex Courtney Okolo helped Allyson Felix win her record-setting sixth gold medal as Team USA won gold in the 1,600 meter relay Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro.
Okolo ran the opening leg and gave the Americans an early lead against a hard-charging Jamaican team. Natasha Hastings maintained the lead and Phyllis Francis held a slight edge when she passed the baton to Felix.
Felix ran the anchor leg and crossed the finish line in 3 minutes 19.06 seconds to secure Team USA’s sixth-straight 1,600 meter relay Olympic title.
Jamaica won silver at 3:20.34 and Great Britain took the bronze medal at 3:25.88. Longhorn Chrisann Gordon will receive a silver medal for competing in the 1,600 relay prelims.
Felix’s six gold medals in women’s track is an Olympic record.
Women’s volleyball: Texas ex Rachael Adams had eight kills and a team-high five blocks as Team USA took home the bronze medal with a four-set victory over the Netherlands 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19 Saturday. The Americans have medaled in three straight Olympics.
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