U.S. Team Swims Under Mixed 4×50 Free Relay WJR in Berlin, Pending Ratification


The American team of Daniel Diehl, Quintin McCarty, Kristina Paegle and Carly Novelline combined to go under the FINA-established world junior record in the mixed 4×50 free relay at the Berlin stop of the 2021 FINA World Cup.

The team went 1:31.50, winning the event. Diehl led off in 22.07, McCarty went 21.35, Paegle went 23.78 and Novelline anchored in 24.30. Their record, however, is still pending ratification, according to the FINA website.

Baseline marks for world junior records were initially established in March 2014. The American team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Commerford and Kelsi Dahlia owns the world record in the mixed 4×50 free relay at 1:27.89, from the 2018 World Championships.

Germany took second in the event on Saturday in 1:32.32, followed by Hungary in 1:33.34.

McCarty and Paegle were also part of the world junior record-setting mixed 4×50 medley a day later, which went 1:41.55, besting a record previously held by Alex Walsh, Michael Andrew, Regan Smith and Trey Freeman.

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1 year ago

The medley WJR is still showing as pending at the FINA website rather than ratified.

Reply to  Troyy
1 year ago

You sure this isn’t the 11-12 crew? Or am I old?

Reply to  Walter
1 year ago

Nah homies missing a tooth they are just very big 8 and unders

swim dad
Reply to  Walter
1 year ago

6 foot 12 year old girls?

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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