Malone, Condorelli Each Medal To Close World Championships|
Aug. 10, 2015
Rising junior Reed Malone won silver in the 800m free relay, fellow junior Santo Condorelli won a bronze in the 400m mixed free relay while former Trojan Katinka Hosszu won her second gold as the 2015 FINA World Championships ended Sunday (Aug. 9) in Kazan, Russia.
Malone, who helped USC to the 2015 NCAA and Pac-12 titles in the 800y free relay, swam the leadoff leg in prelims of the race to help the Americans qualify with the second fastest time.
He then swam the third leg in the final with 1:46.92 split, joining fellow Americans Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyre and anchor Michael Weiss, who finished second in 7:04.75, 0.42 back of first-place Great Britain.
Teammate Michael Domagala also swam in the final, leading Poland's eighth-place finish with a 1:46.90 split out of the third leg. The recently graduated Cristian Quintero swam for Venezuela in the race as well, one of six events in which he competed.
Condorelli won bronze as part of Canada's mixed 400m free relay that took third in 3:23.59. Condorelli led off with a 48.19. He also swam on Canada's eighth-place 400m free relay and was ninth in the semifinals of the 50m fly (23.30).
Hosszu, swimming for Hungary, completed a sweep of the medley events by winning the 400m IM in 4:30.39 after claiming the 200m IM early in the meet in 2:06.12. Hosszu also took bronze in the 200m back (2:06.84) while finishing fifth in the 200m free (1:56.19).
Former Trojan Vladimir Morozov also swam in the 400m free relay final final, leading off the Russian team with a 48.27 en route to fourth place. Morozov just missed an individual medal in the 50m free, touching fourth in 21.56, 0.01 out of third, 0.04 out of second. He was also fifth in the 50m back in 24.73, 0.04 out of third, 0.12 out of second.
Sophomore-to-be Ralf Tribuntsov, an All-American as a freshman and part of USC's NCAA winning 400y free relay, swam in six events while representing Estonia, highlighted by a 21st in the 50m back.
Rising junior Dylan Carter, who was part of USC's NCAA titles in the 400y and 800y free relays, swam in four events for Trinidad and Tobago. His top finish was a 15th in the semifinals of the 50m fly (23.60).
Senior-to-be Kendyl Stewart, who earlier earned a silver as part of the U.S. 400m medley relay team that broke a world record in prelims, also swam on America's fourth-place 400m medley relay. She just missed a pair of finalist appearances, taking ninth in the 50m fly (26.07) and 10th in the 100m fly (58.14) in semifinal swims.
Fellow 2015-16 senior Kasia Wilk, swimming for Poland, led off the 400m free relay that took 12th and anchored her 400m medley relay that was 18th. She was also 24th in the 100m free (55.24).
As previously noted, rising junior Chelsea Chenault won gold as part of USA's 800m free relay after she swam with the prelim unit that qualified for finals.
The recently graduated Rebecca Heyliger, swimming for Bermuda, took 57th in the 50m free (26.90) and former All-American Stina Gardell, competing for Sweden, swam in both the 200m (22nd) and 400m IM (25th).