Nymeyer Wins First Wildcat Medal in Rome

July 30, 2009


ROME – On Day Five of the 13th FINA World Championships, USA finishes second in the Women’s 4x 200meter freestyle behind China after a record-breaking performance.

 

Lacey Nymeyer, an Arizona graduate of the class of 2009, swam second in USA’s relay team today with a time of 1:57.88. This marks the first time a Wildcat has earned a medal at the World Championships.

 

Nymeyer also swam this morning in the relay preliminaries alongside Wildcat sophomore, Alyssa Anderson. Anderson finished the 200meters at 1:58.35, but did not swim in the finals.

 

The USA relay team passed the world record by 1.75 seconds with a finishing time of 7:42.56. USA swimmer Allison Schmitt kicked up the pace in the last length of the race to try and overtake China, but fell 0.48 seconds short of first behind Jaiying Pang.

 

Arizona senior Nicolas Nilo swam for Brazil today in the Men’s 100meter freestyle final. Nilo fell behind his fourth place preliminary finish yesterday and placed eighth today at 48.01.

 

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