USA Ranked First in 400 Mixed Medley Relay After Prelims at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Kristin Karkoska

The USA relay team of Austin Katz (M, 56.01), Reece Whitley (M, 1:56.82), Lauren Case (W, 1:00.03) and Stanzi Moseley (W, 55.49) turned in a quick 3:52.34 to claim the top seed in the mixed 400-meter medley relay going into tonight’s finals. The championship meet record, which currently stands at 3:48.89 posted by Russia in 2013, could be at risk of falling if the USA continues to put up quick splits.

Russia’s Mariia Kameneva (1:01.56), Mariia Astashkina (W, 1:08.90), Vladislav Kozlov (M, 53.06) and Igor Shadrin (M, 49.66) claimed the second-place seed with a time of 3:53.18.

Tristan Ludlow (M, 56.33), Grayson Bell (M, 1:02.88), Lucia Lassman (W, 59.05) and Gemma Cooney (W, 55.54) of Australia rounded out the top three with a qualifying time of 3:53.80.

Italy’s group of Martina Rossi (W, 1:03.37), Nicolo Martinenghi (M, 1:01.43), Aurora Petronio (W, 1:00.10) and Alessandro Bori (M, 49.14) posted a combined time of 3:54.04 for the fourth-place seed, while Japan’s relay team consisting of Natsumi Sakai (W, 1:02.26), Ippei Miyamoto (M, 1:02.29), Nao Horomura (M, 53.77) and Runa Imai (W, 56.65) turned in a final time of 3:54.97 to grab the fifth-place seed.

Canada’s relay claimed sixth-place overall with a time of 3:55.08, while China’s 3:56.38 earned them the seventh-place seed.

Brazil rounded out the top eight qualifiers with a final time of 3:58.55.

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  1. avatar
    Bill V.

    Whitley’s split was 1:00.81, not 1:56.82 (the cumulative split after his leg).