Shirley Reilly of Los Gatos finally got her gold medal Sunday on the final day of the 2012 Paralympics in London.
After earning silver and bronze medals on the track, Reilly won the women's wheelchair marathon in a dramatic conclusion to the two-week spectacle. Reilly, 27, made a mad rush to the finish in the shadow of Buckingham Palace to edge three others in a time of 1 hour, 46 minutes, 33 seconds.
"I kept motivating myself to keep going because I was hanging on in there for a very long time," she told reporters. "It was a very tactical race, with a lot of twists and turns. It was tough."
Reilly, who lost use of her legs and partial hearing as a result of being born six weeks prematurely, edged Shelly Woods of Great Britain by a second. Bronze medalist Sandra Graf of Switzerland and Amanda McGrory of Kennett Square, Pa., were another second back.
Reilly, a junior at the University of Arizona, won her third marathon of 2012. She also got a silver medal in the 5,000 meters and a bronze in the 1,500 meters during the Paralympics.
Jordan Mathews, a 6-foot-3 senior guard from Santa Monica High, has made an oral commitment to attend Cal.
"It was a no-brainer," Mathews said of choosing Cal over Kansas State, Wake Forest and Marquette.
The son of former USF coach Phil Mathews is rated as the nation's No. 85 overall prospect by Rivals.com.
Mathews is the second highly ranked recruit to commit to Cal in the past week. Jabari Bird, the No. 20 prospect from Salesian High in Richmond, said Wednesday that he plans to sign with the Bears.
Commitments are not binding until the letter-of-intent signing period begins Nov. 14.
Mariah Nogueira headed in two goals to lead No. 5 Stanford to a 6-0 rout of No. 23 Georgetown, allowing the Cardinal to win the four-team Stanford Nike Invitational and extend its home unbeaten streak to 58.
Also scoring for Stanford (4-1-1) were Lo'eau LaBonta, Alina Garciamendez, Natalie Griffen, and Sydney Payne.
Georgetown (6-1-1) entered the match having outscored its opponents 17-3.
Jonathan Salceda scored two second-half goals, and Steven Sanchez got the game-winner as San Jose State (1-2) won 5-3 over Santa Clara (1-4) at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Katie Mitchell scored in the 61st minute, lifting No. 16 Stanford (5-3) to a 2-1 win over No. 18 Drexel (5-1) at the Varsity Turf.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo and wire services contributed to this report.