Aug. 1, 2013
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.