World University Games, Swimming: Lu Ying, USA Women’s Relay Set Meet Records

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SHENZHEN, China, August 17. A day after no meet records fell, two more championship marks went into the ledger at the World University Games. The meet is being held in long course meter format.

China's Lu Ying downed the meet record in the women's 100 fly with a 57.86 for the win. That swim beat the 58.24 set by Hannah Wilson back in 2009, but was short of Lu's third-ranked season best of 57.06 from Worlds. Japan's Tomoyo Fukuda finished second in 59.08, while Australia's Alice Mills earned third in 59.11.

USA's Karlee Bispo (2:00.19), Chelsea Nauta (1:58.66), Kate Dwelley (1:58.76) and Megan Romano (1:57.41) lowered the meet record in the women's 800 free relay with a 7:55.02. That performance smashed the previous record of 7:57.87 set by the U.S. in 2007. New Zealand's Natasha Hind (2:00.57), Melissa Ingram (2:00.56), Amaka Gessler (1:59.87) and Lauren Boyle (1:58.60) finished second in 7:59.60, while China's Tang Yi (1:58.17), Zhu Qianwei (1:57.88), Liu Jing (2:00.88) and Lu Ying (2:02.69) fell from first to third in the anchor leg with a 7:59.62 finish.

USA's Annie Chandler, who has a sixth-ranked 30.89 to her credit from the Paris Open, cruised to victory in 31.13 in the women's 50 breast. Canada's Tera Van Beilen took second in 31.45, while Russia's Valentina Artemeva posted third-place honors with a 31.74. Van Beilen moved up to 25th in the world rankings with her effort.

The U.S. went 1-2 in the men's 100 fly. Tim Phillips captured the title in 52.06, while Tom Shields picked up second in 52.62. Phillips' fastest time this year is a sixth-ranked 51.69 from U.S. Nationals earlier this month. Poland's Pawel Korzeniowski rounded out the podium with a third-place 52.96.

Australia's David McKeon improved to 21st in the world rankings with a winning time of 3:48.78 in the men's 400 free. He edged USA's Michael Klueh (3:48.84) by .06 seconds for the gold medal. Japan's Sho Uchida turned in a third-place time of 3:51.93.

Japan's Shiho Sakai topped the women's 100 back in 1:00.28, just missing her meet record of 1:00.23 and short of her 11th-ranked season best of 59.94 from Worlds. USA's Jenny Connolly snared silver with a 1:00.50 to move to 19th in the world rankings, while Belarus' Aliaksandra Herasimenia finished third in 1:00.91.

Hungary's Laszlo Cseh cruised to victory in the men's 200 IM with a 1:57.86, just short of Alex Vanderkaay's meet record of 1:57.58 from 2009. Cseh has not been much faster with a fourth-ranked 1:57.66 from Worlds to his credit. Japan's Yuya Horihata (1:59.74) and Yuma Kosaka (1:59.81) completed the top three.

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