2019 World University Games/Summer Universiade – Swimming
- July 4th-9th, 2019
- Napoli, Italy
- LCM (50m)
- Live Stream: Olympic Channel (in US), Rai Sport (in Italy)
- Entry Lists & Live Results
Wen’s 4×100 Freestyle – Final
- World Record – 3:30.05, Australia, 2018
- Meet Record – 3:38.12, USA, 2015
The United States quartet of Veronica Burchill, Claire Rasmus, Catie DeLoof, and Gabby DeLoof won a decisive victory in the 400 freestyle relay final to end the women’s meet on Day 1 of 2019 World University Games. Their combined 3:37.99 broke the meet record, which had been set by the USA in 2015, and was more than 4 seconds faster than the rest of the field.
- United States, 3:37.99
- Japan, 3:41.74
- Italy, 3:41.84
|United States||2015||United States||2019|
|Abbey Weitzeil||54.78||Veronica Burchill||55.39|
|Shannon Vreeland||54.34||Claire Rasmus||54.63|
|Maddie Locus||54.95||Catie DeLoof||54.10|
|Lia Neal||54.05||Gabby DeLoof||53.87|
Prior to 2015, the meet record was a 3:38.15, set by Russia when they hosted the 2013 edition of this event.
The American quartet got off to an early lead with Burchill’s 55.39, the fastest lead-off in the field by .36. Italy’s Paola Biagioli was the only other sub-56 on the first leg (55.75). From there the US continued to build their lead while Italy and Japan battled for the silver medal. After a 54.63 from Rasmus gave the foursome a body-length lead, Catie and Gabby DeLoof brought it home with respective splits of 54.10 and 53.87. Japan made it to the wall just ahead of Italy, claiming their silver medal in 3:41.74 to Italy’s 3:41.84. Runa Imai anchored Japan’s relay in 54.44 while Aglalia Pezzato went 54.85 for the host nation.