Vreelander and Flickinger Are Gold at World University Games

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Vreelander and Flickinger Are Gold at World University Games

Hali Flickinger during the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Greensboro (N.C.) Aquatic Center. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)
[su_spacer size=”20″] Hali Flickinger and Shannon Vreeland of Georgia helped lead the United States to another gold medal at the World University Games on Tuesday.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Flickinger and Vreeland swam the second and fourth legs, respectively, of the women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay at Nambu University Aquatics Center. The United States won with a time of 7:53.88, shattering the previous World University Games mark of 7:55.02.
[su_spacer size=”40″] China was second in 8:01.09 and Japan took third in 8:01.18.
[su_spacer size=”40″] The gold was the third of the Games for Vreeland, who completed her college eligibility after leading Georgia to its second straight NCAA title in 2014. Flickinger, a rising senior for the Lady Bulldogs, now has a gold and a bronze.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.