IU Wins Three Medals on Saturday at Pan Pacific Championships


It was another tremendous day for the Hoosiers at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, as current Indiana University swimmers, along with postgraduates, won a total of three medals.

With three more medals on Saturday, Hoosier swimmers have now earned seven over the course of three days of competition – three gold, two silver and two bronze.

Postgrad Margo Geer helped Team USA win silver in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay on Saturday. Swimming second, Geer split a 53.59, helping the Americans take second in 3:33.45.

Current Hoosier Vini Lanza had a great swim in the men’s 100m butterfly for Team Brazil, winning bronze with a time of 51.44. In the men’s 400m freestyle, postgrad Zane Grothe won his second medal (silver, 1500m freestyle) of the week, touching third to take bronze with a time of 3:45.37.

In the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, Team USA, which included current Hoosier Zach Apple and postgrad Blake Pieroni touched first with a time of 3:11.67. However, after the event was over, the Americans were disqualified for swimming out of order.

The 2018 Pan Pacific Championships continue on Sunday with the 200m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 200m breaststroke, women’s 1500m freestyle, men’s 800m freestyle and 4×100 medley relay.


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