Americans Hit World Junior Record in Mixed 4×50 Medley Relay in Berlin


The American team of Quintin McCarty, Zhier Fan, Tess Howley and Kristina Paegle combined to take down the world junior record in the mixed 4×50 medley relay on Sunday at the 2021 FINA World Cup stop in Berlin.

McCarty led off in 24.81, Fan went 26.79, Howley was 26.26 and Paegle closed in 23.69, for an overall time of 1:41.55. That was good for second place behind Germany’s 1:39.17.

The world junior record was previously owned by the now-decorated American team of Alex Walsh, Michael Andrew, Regan Smith and Trey Freeman, set at 1:41.91 at the Singapore World Cup stop in 2017. That relay opted to go female-male-female-male, whereas Sunday’s relay was male-male-female-female.

Splits Comparison:

2017 2021
Walsh – 27.52 McCarty – 24.81
Andrew-  26.02 Fan – 26.79
Smith – 26.02 Howley – 26.26
Freeman – 22.35 Paegle – 23.69

The Russian team of Kliment Kolesnikov, Vladimir Morozov, Arina Surkova and Maria Kameneva owns the world record in the event at 1:36.22, from 2019.

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1 year ago

What happened to McCarty on the leadoff? Did he slip? No way he should’ve been over a second slower on his leadoff than in the individual…

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1 year ago

Goggles feel off missed turn

1 year ago

23.6 I’ve never even heard of her damn

1 year ago

I think they also broke the mixed 4×50 free record yesterday.

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