Vollmer, Coughlin Earn Relay Silver at Worlds
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  12/18/2010

Dec. 18, 2010

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - California alumnae Natalie Coughlin and Dana Vollmer earned silver medals as part of the United States' 400-meter freestyle relay on Saturday at the FINA Short Course World Championships. Coughlin led off and Vollmer anchored the relay, which posted an American-record time of 3:29.34 on the fourth day of the meet held at the Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex.

The United States finished behind the Netherlands' relay, which set a course record of 3:28.54.

Vollmer also qualified for Sunday's 100-meter butterfly final by taking eighth place in a time of 57.00 in the Saturday semifinals. She had posted a time of 56.72 in the 100-fly heats.

Coughlin, who is not slated to swim tomorrow, has collected four medals in Dubai, including gold in the 100 backstroke, silver in the 400-medley relay and bronze in the 100 free.

The meet ends on Sunday.