- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Checking in on athletes from the District, Maryland and Virginia in the London Olympics

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Matt McLean (Sterling) swam the second leg for the U.S. in the 4x200 freestyle relay heats, setting up the team for a gold medal run in the final later Tuesday. Though McLean didn’t swim in the final, he’ll receive a medal for his role in getting the U.S. that far.

OTHERS OF NOTE

* Karen O’Connor (The Plains, Va.) finished ninth in equestrian individual eventing after entering the final day of competition tied for 24th. Will Coleman (Gordonsville, Va.) finished 37th among 74 riders.

* Margot Shumway and Sarah Trowbridge of the Potomac Boat Club finished second in the women’s double sculls repechage, earning the final spot in Friday’s six-boat ‘A’ final that will determine medals in the event.

* Shannon Taylor (Midlothian, Va.) scored the only goal as the U.S. field hockey team beat Argentina 1-0.

* Farrah Hall (Annapolis) finished 18th in one race and 22nd in another as women’s RS-X (windsurfing) got underway. There are 10 preliminary races through Sunday, after which the top 10 racers move on to Tuesday’s final.

* Pops Mensah-Bonsu (George Washington) had 13 points and 12 rebounds in Britain’s 67-62 loss to Brazil in men’s basketball group play. Tony Skinn (George Mason) scored nine points as Nigeria fell 72-53 to Lithuania.