World University Games: Kent State's Reggie Jagers discus throw champion
Kent State alum Reggie Jagers III won gold in the men’s discus after recording a winning toss of 61.24 meters Monday at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan.
Jagers sat in fourth before throwing his top mark on his fifth of six attempts to vault to the top of the field.
Jagers was the 2017 NCAA national runner-up in the discus throw, earning a second straight first-team All-America honor.
Maryland’s Greg Thompson placed eighth (57.52) for Great Britain.
Buffalo’s Selina Von Jackowski earned gold as a member of Switzerland’s women’s 4x100-meter relay winning squad. The Swiss team ran a combined 43.81 seconds in the final to outpace Poland and Japan.
The United States’ team was disqualified in the race after violating rule 170.7, which regulates that the baton must be passed within the take-over zone.
The United States men’s 4x100-meter relay raced to the silver medal. Houston track and field’s John Lewis III, LeShon Collins, Jacarias Martin and Cameron Burrell finished in 38.69 seconds, just .04 off the pace of the winning team from Japan.
The USA men’s 4x400-meter relay also won silver, clocking in a 3:06.68, just over two seconds behind the Dominican Republic. Houston’s Amere Lattin, Curtis Brown and Jordan Clarke, and Missouri’s Kahmari Montgomery ran the final.
Maryland’s Micha Powell and Miami’s Aiyanna Stiverne anchored Canada’s 4x400-meter relay, finishing fourth in 3:36.44.
New Mexico’s Matt Bergin (Ireland) and Houston’s Brian Barraza (USA) finished 10th and 11th, respectively, in the men’s 5,000-meter run.
NCAA athletes picked up two gold, three silver and two bronze medals to increase their World University Games tally to 61 medals.
Gold – 23 | Silver – 21 | Bronze – 17
What to watch
Watch tape-delayed USA Team events from the World University Games on CBS Sports Network and select events live at livestream.com/FISU.
CBS Sports Network broadcast schedule:
Monday, Aug. 28
10 a.m. ET – Diving: Team mixed final
11 a.m. ET – Track and field
1 p.m. ET – Men’s basketball: TBD
Tuesday, Aug. 29
10 a.m. ET – Track and field
1:30 p.m. ET – Men’s or women’s basketball: TBD
Wednesday, Aug. 30
10 a.m. ET – Baseball gold medal game
1 p.m. ET – Men’s basketball gold medal game
The last 24 hours
Baseball: The Iowa Hawkeyes will be the first United States baseball team to medal in the World University Games.
Iowa rallied with a five-run seventh inning to defeat the Czech Republic 8-4 Monday in the Super Round semifinals to advance to the gold medal game.
Trailing 4-3 through 6 1/2 innings, USA put together a one-out rally to take control. Base hits from sophomores Grant Judkins and Kyle Crowl and a hit by pitch by pinch-hitter Tanner Wetrich loaded the bases.
Junior Chris Whelan gave USA a 5-4 lead with a two-run single to left field before pinch-hitter Justin Jenkins drew a walk to load the bases a second time. Junior Robert Neustrom provided the knockout blow with a bases-clearing double into the right center field gap to extend the USA lead to 8-4. It was Neustrom's fourth hit of the game.
The United States will face Japan, 4-0 winners over South Korea, in the final.
Men’s basketball: Vincent Edwards scored 31 points as Purdue defeated Serbia, 93-61, to advance to Tuesday’s gold medal game.
Edwards shot 12-for-15 from the field, including a 4-of-5 performance from 3-point range as the Americans built a 43-point lead through the end of the third quarter.
The USA will face Lithuania, who beat Lativa 77-75 in the other semifinal, for the gold medal.
Women’s basketball: Australia claimed the gold medal in women’s basketball after defeating Japan, 85-78.
Five NCAA athletes competed for the team including Saint Mary’s (CA) junior Megan McKay and senior Carly Turner, Virginia Tech alumna Vanessa Panousis; Wake Forest’s Alex Sharp and Baylor’s Kristy Wallace.
Maryland’s Brianna Fraser scored a team-high 16 points and Blair Watson added 12 to lead the United States over Sweden, 72-52, to earn fifth place in the World University Games.
Colorado State’s Ellen Nystrom totaled a game-high 18 to lead Sweden while Florida’s Paulina Hersler contributed 12 points.
Women’s soccer: New Mexico’s Madison Irwin scored twice and Southern California’s Jessica Ayers added one goal in the United States’ 3-1 victory over South Korea in the fifth-place match.
Tennis: Great Britain’s men’s doubles duo of North Florida’s Jack Findel-Hawkins and Clemson’s Luke Johnson were awarded the silver medal after falling to Russia in a third-set tiebreaker in the championship match.
Mississippi State’s Nuno Borges claimed a bronze medal in the men’s singles tournament. Borges fell in the medal semifinals, 6-3, 6-3, to Chinese Taipei’s Jason Jung to finish with a 4-1 record.
UCLA’s Logan Staggs and Jada Hart took bronze after bowing out of mixed doubles with a semifinals loss to Slovakia’s Ivan Kosec and Simona Parajova, 3-6, 6-3 (10-6).
Baylor’s Jessica Hinojosa (Mexico) completed her run through women’s singles with a consolation final loss. Hinojosa compiled a 4-2 record.
Volleyball: Long Beach State’s Kyle Ensing won 20 points for the Americans as the USA men defeated Australia, 3-1, to win in the 17-20 classification semifinal.
Water polo: Long Beach State’s Tori Morrissey scored five of Australia’s six goals in a 6-5 victory over France in a classification semifinal. Australia will meet Canada to determine fifth place.
Canada advanced past Italy with a 16-13 win highlighted by four goals from California’s Emma Wright. Pacific’s Kyra Christmas added three and Indiana alum Shae Fournier scored twice.
Hartwick College’s Marianna Antoniou and San Diego State’s Ioli Benekou each scored two goals to lead Greece to an 11-10 victory over Great Britain in the women’s ninth-place game.
Hawaii-Manoa’s Caity Lopes da Silva and Princeton’s Charlotte Valentine each scored twice as New Zealand knocked off Argentina, 17-2, to win the 11th-place match.
The next 24 hours
United States’ teams will play for gold medals in baseball, men’s basketball and women’s water polo to conclude competition in the World University Games.