Steenvoorden Wins Silver at World University Games

Go Gophers! Steenvoorden won silver in the women's 1500m freestyle Saturday.
Go Gophers!
Steenvoorden won silver in the women's 1500m freestyle Saturday.
Go Gophers!

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.