Current and former UGA swimmers helped the U.S. earn one silver and six gold medals at the 15th FINA World Championships, which ended Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain. And former UGA runner Jarryd Wallace earned two gold medals-and set two world records-in July at the International Paralympic Committee Track and Field World Championships in Lyon, France.
On the final day of the swimming championships, Shannon Vreeland, a senior, and Megan Romano, who completed her UGA eligibility last season, both earned gold medals in the 400-meter medley relay, while Chase Kalisz, a sophomore, won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley.
On Aug. 1, Vreeland and junior Jordan Mattern won gold medals as members of the U.S. 4×200-meter freestyle relay team. On July 28, Vreeland and Romano won gold after swimming the second half of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay and helping set the American record with a time of 3:32.31. At the IPC World Championships, Wallace raced a leg of the 4×100-meter relay that set a new world record on July 27. He also finished first in the T44-classification of the 200 meters with a world record mark of 22.08 on July 21.