NAPOLI, Italy — Former Texas A&M swimmers Lisa Bratton and Claire Rasmus won races Friday at the World University Games at the Piscina Scandone.
Bratton won the women’s 200-meter backstroke in a meet-record 2 minutes, 7.91 seconds. Rasmus teamed up with Veronica Burchill, Catherine De Loof and Gabrielle De Loof to help the United States win the women’s 400 relay in 3:37.99. Japan took second (3:41.74) and Italy third (3:41.84).
Also Friday, former A&M swimmer Jorie Caneta reached the semifinals in the 100 breaststroke.
A&M men’s swimming and diving coach Jay Holmes is coaching the Mexican team that includes three Aggies — Alberto Gomez, Mauro Castillo and Juan Rocha. The trio helped Mexico placed 12th in the men’s 400 freestyle relay (3:25.14). Castillo finished 12th in the semifinals of the 100 breaststroke (1:01.04). Gomez placed 27th in the 200 individual medley (2:04.30).
The meet continues Saturday.