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Stanford's Shoults, Drabot earn swimming bronze at WUGs

Katie Drabot swam in the preliminaries of the 4x100 women's free relay and qualifies for a bronze medal. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford sophomores Grant Shoults and Katie Drabot each earned a bronze medal at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan on Sunday. Stanford incoming freshman Brooke Forde finished fifth in the 400-meter individual medley.

Shoults, Cardinal record holder in the 500-yard free, placed third in the 400-meter free with a 3:40.03, more than 10 seconds faster than his preliminary time of 3:50.14, which was the sixth-best qualifying time.

Grant Shoults
A three-time All-American in his freshman season, Shoults was a finalist at last summer's U.S. Olympic trials. He was third in the 800-meter free at July's Phillips 66 National Championships.

Ukraine's Mykhailo Romanchuk set a University Games record in the winning the 400 in 3:45.96.

Japan's Yui Ohashi also set a meet record of 4:34.40 in the 400-meter individual medley. Forde went 4:44.24 to finish fifth. She was about a half-second slower than her qualifying race, in which she also finished fifth.

Drabot swam the preliminaries of the 4x100-meter free relay, helping the U.S. qualify first in a time of 3:41.30. She earns a bronze after the Americans placed third in the finals in 3:40.09.

Five finals are scheduled for Monday: men's 50-meter fly, men's 100-meter back, men's 100-meter breast, women's 200-meter back and women's 50-meter fly.

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