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McGill Progresses in Kazan

Day three of the World University Games saw another Kiwi progress past the heats, and this time it was Emily McGill from the Capital Swim Club.

McGill produced a strong morning swim in the heats of the 200m Individual Medley, clocking 2:21.31. She was slightly slower than this in the evening, finishing 16th with a 2:23.07.

It was a close call for Kate Godfrey and Laura Quilter who narrowly missed semi-final spots, finishing 17th in their heat swims. Godfrey was just behind McGill in the heats of the 200m individual Medley stopping the clock at 2:22.12, while Quilter produced a season best in the 100m Backstroke.

Matthew Glassford was just outside his best in the heats of the 200m Breaststroke with a 20th placing, and Charlotte Webby gave the 1500m Freestyle a good crack with a 17:39.95, finishing 12th, as she prepares for the 10km open water event at the end of the swimming programme.

Swimmers in action on day four are: Emily McGill (200m Breaststroke), Matthew Hutchins (100m Freestyle), Laura Quilter (100m Butterfly), Troy Balvert (800m Freestyle).