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Good Week for Texas, Exes at Pan Am Games

Two Texas exes take medals at the Pan American Games.
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Two Texas exes take medals at the Pan American Games.

A pair of Texas Exes have earned medals at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Dylan Armstrong, a two-time All American at UT in 2000 and 2001, set a games record of 21.3 meters (69.9 feet) to take gold in the shot put. Armstrong is competing for his native Canada at the games, which are seen as an important tune-up for next year's Summer Olympics in London.

Another former UT athlete took silver in the men's three-meter synchronized diving. Troy Dumais and his partner scored 411.99 points. It's Dumais's sixth medal in his Pan American Games career, tying him for second most by a diver with American Greg Louganis and Canadian Alexandre Despatie.

A current UT diver will be in action tonight and tomorrow. Senior Drew Livingston will compete in the three-meter event today and in the 10-meter event tomorrow.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.