NAPOLI, Italy — Texas A&M’s Jonathan Tybur won a gold medal on the final day of the World University Games as a member of USA’s 400-meter medley relay team.

Tybur swam the breaststroke leg (1:00.67) in the preliminary round. Team USA went on to win the final, and Tybur was awarded a gold medal for his preliminary swim.

Team Mexico, which featured three A&M swimmers, finished 10th (3:40.91) in the 400 medley relay. A&M’s Juan Rocha led off the relay with a personal-best 56.50 backstroke, followed by teammates Mauro Castillo in the breaststroke leg (1:00.50) and Alberto Gomez in the butterfly leg (54.03).

Castillo placed 23rd in the preliminary round of the 50 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 28.27. Rocha competed in the 200 backstroke, finishing 26th and having his best preliminary time of 2:03.54.

Jorie Caneta represented Team USA and made it to the semifinals with a 31.43 in the women’s 50 breaststroke preliminaries. She swam a 31.54 in the semifinals, missing the final by one spot.

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