Vreeland, Mattern Win Gold Medals At World Championships
Shannon Vreeland


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Aug. 1, 2013

BARCELONA, Spain --- Georgia's Shannon Vreeland and Jordan Mattern won gold medals as members of the United States' victorious 4x200-meter freestyle relay on Thursday at the FINA World Championships.

Vreeland, a rising senior, swam the second leg of the relay in the finals as the team stopped the clock in 7:45.14 -- nearly two seconds better than Australia's 7:47.08. Vreeland went 1:56.97 on her leg of the race.

Mattern earned a gold medal as she anchored the relay in the prelims earlier on Thursday. Mattern went 1:57.86 as the relay qualified third in 7:53.03.

Canada, with rising sophomore Brittany MacLean swimming the third leg in 1:58.03, came in sixth in 7:55.48.

Also on Thursday, Vreeland placed seventh in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 53.99.

The FINA World Championships will continue through Sunday.

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