July 10, 2013
KAZAN, Russia --- Former Georgia swimmer Megan Romano helped the United States win a silver medal on Wednesday at the World University Games.
Romano, who completed her eligibility in March after leading the Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA title, anchored the runner-up 4x100-meter freestyle relay on Wednesday. The Russian Federation took first in 3:38.15, eclipsing the World University Games record. The Americans stopped the clock in 3:38.60, including a 52.90-second effort by Romano, who entered the water in third place, 2.2 seconds behind the Russian Federation anchor.
Canada, with rising sophomore Brittany MacLean, earned the bronze medal with a time of 3:40.71. MacLean swam the second leg of the relay in 54.82 seconds.
Also on Wednesday, rising senior Laura Ryan came in 10th in 3-meter springboard diving. She scored 223.75 points in the final. Ryan had notched 268.35 points in the prelims and 257.45 points in the semifinals on Tuesday to advance to Wednesday's competition. Earlier in the World University Games, Ryan came in fifth in platform diving.