ZAGREB, Yugoslavia -- Americans Lee McRae and Gwen Torrence captured gold medals in the 100 meters Tuesday at the World Student Games while U.S. swimmers added to the haul with three more gold medals.
McRae blasted out of the blocks and was timed 10.07 seconds, a Games record and one of the year's fastest times. Brian Cooper made it an American 1-2 by taking the silver in 10.21 while indoor world record holder Bruno Marie-Rose of France suffered a slow start and finished third in 10.25.
Torrence won the women's 100 meters in 11.09, beating the Soviet Union's Irina Slusar (11.34) and Nigerian Tina Iheagwan (11.40).
Other track and field gold medals went to Olympic champion Nawal El Moutawakel in the women's 400-meter hurdles and Liliana Nastase of Romania in the heptathlon.
El Moutawakel, coming back from leg surgery, stuttered before the last two hurdles but had held on for the gold in 55.21 seconds. Romania's Nicoleta Carutasu took the silver in 55.35, overtaking American Sophia Hunter (55.45).
China's Li Qiaoxian and Lin Xianoi took gold and silver in the women's springboard diving. Canada and Italy contested the men's team epee fencing final.
In qualifying competition, American favorites Michael Franks and Raymond Pierre won the first two semifinals of the men's 400 meters, with Moses Ugbisie of Nigeria taking third.
Paula Ivan of Romania, fastest in the world at the distance this year, led the qualifiers for the women's 1,500 meters final.
At the Mladost pool, the United States and Italy cornered the last gold medals. Alex Mlawsky retained the men's 1,500-meter freestyle title he won at the last Games two years ago, finishing in 15:23.22. Darjan Petric of Yugoslavia won the silver by edging American Roddy Kirschenman. Petric was timed in 15:26.60 and Kirschenman two-hundredths of a second slower.
Thomas Williams took the men's 50-meter freestyle title in 22.90 seconds, with Dutchman Hans Kroes second in 23.11 and West Germany's Stephan Guesgen and Andrei Bachmakov of the Soviet Union tying for bronze medals in 23.35.
The third American gold came in the final swimming event, the women's 200-meter freestyle relay. The American squad won in 8:09.52 with Holland taking the silver and Romania the bronze.
Manuela dalla Valle of Italy, reversing positions with Belgium's Ingrid Lempereur from the 200-meter race, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:10.54. Lempereur was second and Britain's Susannah Brownsdon third.
Dalla Valle's teammate, Ilaria Tocchini, won the women's 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.01, one-tneth of a second faster than Conny van bentum of Holland. American Jodi Eyles won the bronze.