Anderson plays role in win

08/02/2012 12:00 AM

10/08/2014 10:37 AM

Granite Bay swimmer Alyssa Anderson played a part in helping Team USA to a gold-medal victory in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in London on Wednesday.

Anderson, swimming in the preliminaries, helped the U.S. team that also included Lauren Perdue, Shannon Vreeland and Dana Vollmer to the second-fastest qualifying time. Anderson swam the third leg as the United States won the second heat in 7 minutes, 50.75 seconds.

Vollmer and Vreeland later joined Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt in the finals to capture the gold medal in an Olympic record time of 7:42.92.

Anderson, a Granite Bay High graduate, was an All-American during her collegiate career at Arizona.

– Bill Paterson

Sports Videos

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service