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Cambpell-Brown named captain; Lithuania hoops wins again
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Special to the Tribune

In what might be her last Olympic Game, Veronica Campbell-Brown earned herself an honor. A team honor. 

The only women to win back-to-back Olympic 200m gold medals, Campbell-Brown was tabbed the captain for the Jamaican women’s team. The owner of seven Olympic medals, Campbell-Brown is participating in her fifth Olympics.

She will run in the 200m starting Monday and will also be part of the 4x100m relay team later next week.

Another former Cougar, Antanas Kavaliauskas and his Lithuania men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 in Group B play Tuesday.

Lithuania won 89-80 over Nigeria as Kavaliauskas scored two points and grabbed one rebound. Lithuania used a big 16-point advantage in the third quarter to post the win and remained unbeaten in group play.

The favorite heading into group play, Spain, lost again to fall to 0-2. Spain has lost to Croatia and Brazil. 

Lithuania and Argentina are both 2-0 in group play while Brazil and Croatia are 1-1. Spain and Nigeria are both 0-2. The top four teams make it out of group play. That fourth and final team out will more than likely take on gold medal favorite United States to quarterfinal bracket play.

The two remaining unbeaten teams will face off Thursday at 8:30 pm for the lead alone in group play.

Remaining former Barton Cougars’ Schedule

Men’s Basketball 

Antanas Kavaliauskas, Lithuania

Aug. 11 Lithuania v Argentina, 8:30 pm

Aug. 13 Lithuania v Spain, 5 pm

Aug. 15 Lithuania v Croatia, 8:30 pm

Track and Field

Men’s 100m 

Akeem Haynes, Canada

Aug. 13 – Prelims, Round 2

Aug. 14 – Semifinals and Finals

Men’s Triple Jump

Leevan Sands, Bahamas

Aug. 15 – Heats

Aug. 16 – Finals

Women’s 200m

Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Facey, Jamaica; Laverne Jones-Ferrette, Virgin Islands

Aug. 15 – Heats

Aug. 16 – Semifinals

Aug. 17 – Finals

Men’s 200m

Alonso Edward, Panama

Aug. 16 – Heats

Aug. 17 – Semifinals

Aug. 18 – Finals

Men’s 4x100m relay

Tyson Gay, USA; Akeem Haynes, Canada

Aug. 18 – Heats

Aug. 19 – Finals

Women’s 4x100m relay

Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Facey, Jamaica

Aug. 18 – Heats

Aug. 19 – Finals