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    Matt Grevers Wins Gold, Sets World University Games Record in 4x100m Free Relay

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Matt Grevers, who set numerous pool, school and conference records in his time at Northwestern, now has a World University Games mark under his belt.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Matt Grevers, who set numerous pool, school and conference records in his time at Northwestern, now has a World University Games mark under his belt.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Aug. 10, 2007

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- 2007 Northwestern graduate Matt Grevers swam the second leg on Team USA's 4x100m freestyle relay Friday night at the World University Games, helping the squad to a gold medal and WUG-record time of 3:16.06. Grevers then swam the fly leg on the 4x100m medley relay on Tuesday, Aug. 14, helping the U.S. to a silver medal finish.

    Grevers split a 48.45 in the second leg on Friday -- the fastest on the U.S. squad -- to pace the United States. Canada took second with a 3:18.57, a full 2.5 seconds behind the U.S. team. Russia won bronze with a 3:18.73.

    In the medley relay on Tuesday, the United States was in fifth at the halfway point of the race. Grevers then turned in a 51.17 fly leg -- the fastest of the day -- to help pull the USA toward second place and a silver medal finish.

    Northwestern head men's swimming coach Bob Groseth is serving as an assistant with the United States delegation. On the women's side, NU senior Andrea Hupman is swimming for Team USA, while Wildcats' mentor Jimmy Tierney is a USA assistant coach.

    For more information and results from the 2007 World University Games, visit Bangkok2007.com.