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.
Gophers Close 2016 Minnesota Challenge
The Golden Gophers tallied 35 personal records over the three-session meet.
Gophers Open Minnesota Challenge
Minnesota swimming and diving turned in six men's personal bests and four women's personal bests on the first night of the Minnesota Challenge.
Gophers to Host Minnesota Challenge
The Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center will host the 2016 Minnesota Challenge this Friday and Saturday.