Team USA Crushes World Junior Record in Men’s 800 Free Relay at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Team USA crushed the World Junior record in the men’s 800-meter free relay at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Grant Shoults, Maxime Rooney, Sean Grieshop and Grant House turned in a sizzling time of 7:13.76.

That performance smashed the previous record of 7:15.36 set by Great Britain at the 2013 edition of the World Junior Championships with a foursome of Matthew Johnson, Max Litchfield, Caleb Hughes and James Guy.

Australia’s Damian Fyfe, Clyde Lewis, Kyle Chalmers and Joshua Parrish finished second in 7:17.76.

Russia’s Ernest Maskumov, Elisei Stepanov, Daniil Antipov and Aleksandr Prokofev claimed third in 7:19.45.

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Photo Courtesy: Omega Timing

Spain (7:21.22), Canada (7:21.97), China (7:23.36) and Germany (7:26.99) finished fourth through seventh.

Brazil drew a disqualification with an early relay takeover.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 50 back semis
  • Men’s 200 breast finals
  • Women’s 50 fly finals
  • Men’s 50 back finals
  • Women’s 100 breast finals
  • Men’s 50 fly semis
  • Women’s 400 free finals
  • Men’s 50 free finals
  • Women’s 200 IM finals
  • Men’s 800 free relay finals

 

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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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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