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Kyle Whitaker 4th at World University Games

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KAZAN, Russia --Current University of Michigan star and Chesterton grad Kyle Whitaker finished fourth in the 200 IM at the World University Games over the weekend.

Whitakerís time was 2:00.42.

Sean Ryan (Chattanooga, Tenn.) won the United Statesí first swimming gold medal of the 2013 World University Games in the menís 1,500-meter freestyle on Friday night. Laura Sogar (Exeter, R.I.) and Megan Romano (St. Petersburg, Fla.) also medaled, claiming bronze and pushing the total U.S. swimming medal count to seven.

Ryan paced himself at the beginning of the 1,500m before moving to the front at the 750m mark. He finished the race in 14:57.33.

Sogar won the Team USAís second medal of the night in the womenís 100m breaststroke. The 22-year-old put her hand on the wall in 1:07.76 to finish third. Russiaís Iulia Efimova won the event with a time of 1:05.48.

Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international, multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation. Swimmers were selected to the 2013 World University Games Team roster based on their performance at the 2012 U.S. Open Championships and the 2013 Open Water National Championships.

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 300,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education.

Membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers.

 

Posted 7/15/2013