July 10, 2013
Senior Derek Toomey swam a personal-best time of 49.7 to lead Team USA to a fourth-place finish in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay final Wednesday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
As a team, USA clocked a time of 3:17.60, finishing behind Russia (3:10.88), Australia (3:16.33) and Italy (3:16.64). Earlier in the day, USA won its heat with a time of 3:17.42.
Also competing on the opening day of swimming competition was senior Kyler Van Swol, who placed seventh in the men's 50m butterfly semifinals with a time of 24.21. Van Swol also notched a first-place finish in his heat earlier in the day in 24.30.
Competition at the World University Games continues through July 16.
Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition
Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.
Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away
Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.
LeBlang Takes Learned Leadership to Next Season
Junior diver Alan LeBlang discusses his leadership role for the upcoming season with GopherSports.com.