Canada Wins Mixed Medley Gold; Regan Smith Splits 58.95 Leadoff for USA

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Mixed 400 Medley Relay

A handful of notable splits came out of the mixed medley relays this evening. Canada ultimately won the gold between the quartet of Taylor RuckGabe MastromatteoPenny Oleksiak and Rusian Gaziev. USA’s Regan SmithReece WhitleyNicolas Albiero and Grace Ariola were close behind in 3:46.80.

Smith led off the race in a blazing 58.95 100 back, .16 faster than her meet record performance earlier in the night. Whitley then dipped under the 1:00 mark on the breaststroke leg, but Canada’s Oleksiak made a huge difference in the fly leg. Her 56.98 split put Gaziev in striking distance of Ariola.

Russia rounded out the podium in 3:48.32 between Polina Egorova, Evengii SomovEgor Kuimov and Vasillissa Buinaia.

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Taylor Ruck, Gabe Mastromatteo, Ruslan Gaziev, Canada

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is the assistant swim coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Keene State, as well as KSC's head site coach for Greenwood Swimming. Pimer also helped coach 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Robert Griswold.

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