Comerford and Worrell Help Set World Record in 4×100 Mixed Medley Relay Prelims

The University of Louisville swimming team had two Cardinals on the 4×100 mixed medley relay team as Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford helped set a world record in prelims this morning at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest.  The American foursome will swim for gold in the finals later today.

It was an all-star lineup that took on the field with  Olympic gold medallist Ryan Murphy on the leadoff leg, going in 52.34 in the backstroke. He bettered his time from his gold medal winning time in Rio. Next in the water, was American record holder, Kevin Cordes, in the breaststroke who put up a 58.95Kelsi Worrell put up a 56.17 on the butterfly. Mallory Comerford, who set an American Record swimming the leadoff leg in the 400 free relay earlier in the meet, had a 52.82 to give them a time of 3:40.28. Great Britain held the previous world record of 3:41.71 which they set at the 2015 Championships.