Stars and Stripes Downs American Relay Record in Mixed 200 Medley During Prelims at Worlds

DOHA – The U.S. opened and closed this day four prelims session with a American relay record as the mixed 200 free relay squad led qualifying at the FINA World Short Course Championships.

The team of Josh Schneider (21.81), Darian Townsend (21.58), Amy Bilquist (23.91) and Natalie Coughlin (23.50) blitzed prelims with a time of 1:30.80.  That’s just more than a second off the world record of 1:29.53, and beats the American record of 1:33.29 set by Anthony Ervin, Paul Powers, Katie McLaughlin and Kylie Stewart at the 2013 Beijing stop of the FINA World Cup.

Brazil’s Alan Vitoria (21.70), Henrique Martins (21.31), Daiane Oliveira (24.30) and Alessandra Marchioro (24.37) placed second in 1:31.68, while Germany’s Marco Di Carli (22.00), Steffen Deibler (21.48), Dorothea Brandt (23.82) and Daniela Schreiber (24.44) placed third in 1:31.74.

Russia (1:31.80), Italy (1:32.07), Ukraine (1:32.39), South Africa (1:33.28) and Norway (1:34.48) also will compete in the championship heat.

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  • Men’s 200 free relay
  • Women’s 50 back
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 50 free
  • Men’s 100 IM
  • Women’s 100 fly
  • Women’s 200 IM
  • Men’s 50 breast
  • Mixed 200 free relay

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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