DeScenza, Poewe Earn Medals At World Championships

MONTREAL - Georgia swimmers Mary DeScenza and Sarah Poewe each won medals on Saturday at the FINA World Championships.

DeScenza was a member of the United States women¹s medley relay team that placed second, while Poewe swam for Germany¹s team that wound up third. DeScenza earned her silver medal by swimming in the qualifying heat, helping the U.S. to a time of 4:04.43. In the finals, the U.S. team touched in 3:59.92, finishing behind Australia¹s 3:57.47. Poewe and her teammates won the bronze medal with a final time of 4:02.51.

Also on Saturday, Kara Lynn Joyce and Sebastien Rouault qualified for Sunday¹s finals in the 50 freestyle and 1,500 freestyle, respectively. Joyce, swimming for the U.S., qualified with a sixth-place time of 25.14. Rouault, representing France, had a time of 15:08.00, qualifying sixth. Georgia¹s Miguel Mendoza had a time of 16:06.53 in the 1,500 freestyle, but failed to advance.

Joyce, Rouault, Josh Laban (Virgin Islands) and Robert Margalis (United States) will be in action for their respective nations on Sunday, the final day of competition. Georgia coach Jack Bauerle is serving as the head coach of the U.S. women¹s team

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