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posted: 8/4/2012 5:30 AM

Here's what's on tap for local Olympians Saturday

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  • United States' Evan Jager competes in a men's 3000-meter steeplechase heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

      United States' Evan Jager competes in a men's 3000-meter steeplechase heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

  • Christina Loukas competes Friday.

      Christina Loukas competes Friday.
    AP Photo/Michael Sohn

  • Melissa Seidemann takes a shot on goal Friday.

      Melissa Seidemann takes a shot on goal Friday.
    AP Photo/Alastair Grant

 

Coming up today

• The 3-0 U.S. men's volleyball team (Sean Rooney, Wheaton) plays Russia. On TV: Live, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NBC.

• Jillian Schwartz, Lake Forest pole vaulter, competes for Israel in the qualifying round. On TV: 10:15-10:45 a.m. tape delay, NBC.

• Christine Loukas, Riverwoods, in the 3-meter springboard diving semifinals. On TV: 7-11 p.m. tape delay, NBC.

• The Nigerian basketball team (Richard Oruche, Bensenville) plays Argentina. On TV: No.


Results from Friday

• Steeplechaser Evan Jager, Jacobs High School, had the second-fastest time (8 mins./16.61 secs.) in the qualifying rounds. Medal round is Sunday.

• Christine Loukas, Riverwoods, finishes 7th in 3-meter springboard diving prelims, easily qualifying for Saturday's semifinals.

• U.S. women's soccer (Amy LePeilbet, Crystal Lake) is 4-0 after a quarterfinal win over New Zealand, 2-0. Next up: Canada, on Monday. • U.S. women's water polo team (Melissa Seidemann, Hoffman Estates) beats China 7-6 to stay undefeated. USA plays Italy in Sunday's quarterfinals.

• The 4-0 U.S. women's basketball team beat the Czech Republic 88-61. Tamika Catchings (Stevenson) had 10 points; Candace Parker (Naperville Central) had 7. Chicago Sky player Swin Cash had no points but 9 assists; Sky player Sylvia Fowles was still out with a sore foot.

Coming up today

• The 3-0 U.S. men's volleyball team (Sean Rooney, Wheaton) plays Russia. On TV: Live, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. NBC.

• Jillian Schwartz, Lake Forest pole vaulter, competes for Israel in the qualifying round. On TV: 10:15-10:45 a.m. tape delay, NBC.

• Christine Loukas, Riverwoods, in the 3-meter springboard diving semifinals. On TV: 7-11 p.m. tape delay, NBC.

• The Nigerian basketball team (Richard Oruche, Bensenville) plays Argentina. On TV: No.

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