Aug. 6, 2015
KAZAN, Russia –
Alabama swimming and diving’s Anton McKee earned a berth in the semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke during day five of the 2015 FINA World Championships being held in Kazan, Russia, posting his second top-20 finish of the week.
McKee touched the wall with a 2:10.12, breaking his own Icelandic and Alabama school record in the process. In the semifinals, McKee finished 13th with a time of 2:10.79. Earlier in the week, McKee broke the Icelandic and Alabama record in the 100-meter breaststroke, taking 19th place overall in a time of 1:00.53.
In other World Championship action, Kristian Gkolomeev posted his second individual top-25 finish of the week, taking 20th in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 49.12, setting a new Alabama school record in the process. The two-time NCAA Champion finished 24th in the 50-meter butterfly on the championships’ first day.
On Friday, Gkolomeev will swim the 50-meter freestyle, while rising Tide senior Abbas Qali will swim the 100-meter butterfly.
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