July 13, 2013
Former University of Minnesota swimmer Ashley Steenvoorden captured a silver medal in the women's 1500m freestyle Saturday at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia with a time of 16:07.89.
It marked the highest finish for the former Gopher at the Games and the highest finish for any Gopher at the event this year.
She advanced to the finals after posting a time of 16:28.94 in the preliminaries of the event Friday morning.
Fellow U.S. swimmer Stephanie Peacock won the women's 1500m freestyle with a new World University Games record time of 16:04.44.
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Gophers Lead Denver, Wyoming on Day 1
Minnesota's women won seven swimming events on the first day of competition in Denver.
Meet Preview: Denver
The Gophers are set to compete at the University of Denver after a successful meet in Hawaii.