NAPOLI, Italy – Former Texas A&M swimmer Claire Rasmus earned her second gold medal of the meet with Team USA’s 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay at the 2019 World University Games.
Rasmus teamed with Kaersten Meitz, Paige Madden and Gabrielle De Loof to touch in at 7:53.90, nearly six seconds in front of second-place Italy and just missing the World University Games record by .02. The New Orleans native was third in the relay and swam a 1:58.81. Previously, Rasmus won a gold medal in the women’s 4 x 100-meter freestyle on the opening day of the 2019 World University Games.
Former Texas A&M swimmer Jonathan Tybur advanced to the final in the 200-meter breaststroke, where he finished seventh with a time of 2:13.68. Tybur, competing for Team USA, and former teammate Mauro Castillo, competing for Team Mexico, went head to head in the 200-meter breaststroke prelims.
In the semifinals, Tybur placed fifth, clocking in at 2:12.31. Castillo lowered his time to 2:13.11, but did not advance to the finals.
Former Aggie swimmer Juan Rocha touched in 26.89 in the 50-meter backstroke but did not make the final and Alberto Gomez had a 51.77 in the preliminary rounds of the 100 freestyle.