Missy Franklin keeps piling up the gold medals at the FINA World Championships, helping the United States win the women's 800-meter freestyle relay Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

The Cal freshman-to-be is 4 for 4 in gold medals at this meet and qualified Thursday for Friday's 100 freestyle final, one of three events she has remaining.

The 18-year-old anchored the U.S. relay team, matching her gold-medal haul at the 2012 London Olympics. Katie Ledecky, 16, is 3 for 3 after swimming the leadoff leg.

"Being part of a team is the most important part about swimming for me," Franklin said. "You want race harder than you've ever raced before."

The U.S. relay team, which also included Shannon Vreelan and Karlee Bispo, won in 7 minutes, 45.14 seconds. Australia was second in 7:47.08.

Former Carondelet High-Concord star Chelsea Chenault and Stanford's Madeline Dirado swam for the U.S. in the prelims.

The U.S. settled for silver and bronze in the men's 100 freestyle -- swimming's glamour event. James Magnussen won in 47.71 seconds. He edged Jimmy Feigen (47.82) and reigning Olympic champion Nathan Adrian (47.84). A Cal graduate, Adrian led after the first 50 meters.

Magnussen placed second at the London Games.

Colleges


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Cal fans, already anticipating the chance to attend open practices under first-year coach Sonny Dykes, will get an all-access peek at the Bears in "The Drive," a 14-part docu-series that will debut on the Pac-12 Networks on Sept. 11. Arizona State will share the spotlight with Cal.

The series begins with a one-hour program, then unveils half-hour segments each Wednesday at 7 p.m. on all seven Pac-12 Networks.

"We're excited to partner with the Pac-12 Networks on this television show that is going to give people a unique insight into our football program," Dykes told the Pac-12.

The Bears begin practice Monday and open at home against Northwestern on Aug. 31.

Golf

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers shot a 6-under 66 to open a four-stroke lead after the third round of stroke play at the 111th Western Amateur in Roland, Ark. He had a 15-under 201 total at The Alotian Club. After Friday's fourth round, the low 16 will advance to match play. Cal's Michael Weaver (71) was tied for sixth at 208. USF's Cory McElyea (70) and Stanford's Andrew Yun (71) were in a group at 213, one shot ahead of Cal's Brandon Hagy (74).

Cal League

Clayton Blackburn allowed just one earned run in eight innings, and the San Jose Giants beat the Visalia Rawhide 4-2 at Municipal Stadium. Blackburn (7-4) allowed seve hits while lowering his ERA to 3.81. Elliott Blair's RBI single in the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie. Devin Harris went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for the Giants.

Staff and wire reports contributed to this report.