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BEIJING, China - Three more former Auburn swimmers earned medals
Saturday night at the 2008 Olympics, the final session of the swimming
competition. Mark Gangloff earned gold as the United States men won the
400m medley relay while Margaret Hoelzer and Matt Targett each took
silver.

Hoelzer (United States), Gangloff (United States) and Targett
(Australia) all earn medals by virtue of swimming in the preliminary
heat for their respective relay teams.

The three medals give Auburn a total of 13 swimming medals at the 2008
Olympics, more than doubling the former Auburn record of six medals in a
single Games. The 13 medals also gives Auburn the most among all
colleges and universities during the swimming portion of the Beijing
Olympics.

California-Berkeley finished second to Auburn with 10 medals, followed
by Texas (9), Florida (8) and Southern California (7). Other SEC schools
winning swimming medals were Georgia (3) and Tennessee (2).

Auburn finishes the swimming portion of the 2008 Olympics with three
gold medals, seven silver medals and three bronze medals.

The United States' women took second in the 400m medley relay with a