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U.S. 1,600 relay teams save day

Updated: August 29, 2004, 9:50 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Lauryn Williams had a favor to ask Sanya Richards on Saturday morning: "Bring home the gold."

How about two? The United States swept the 1,600-meter relays later in the evening, making up for the disappointment of the 400 relay teams. Richards led her 1,600 team to victory in 3 minutes, 19.01 seconds, while Jeremy Wariner powered the men to gold in 2:55.91.

Williams was on the 400 relay that was knocked out Friday night when she couldn't execute the baton exchange ...

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