KAZAN, Russia — North Carolina senior swimmer Stephanie Peacock won the gold medal in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle Saturday at the World University Games, setting a meet record in the process.
Peacock, a native of Cape Coral, Fla., led from start to finish to capture the gold medal in a World University Games record time of 16 minutes, 4.44 seconds. The previous meet record was held by Flavia Rigamonti of Switzerland at 16:05.90.
In the process of winning, Peacock shattered her own University record in the event which she had set in Friday’s preliminaries at 16:23.37. That time was seven seconds faster than her previous career best at 1,500 meters. UNC’s school record had been 16:29.04, set by Whitney Sprague at the 2009 World University Games.
Duke: Sophomore Celine Boutier closed the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championship at the Fulford Golf Club in York, England. Boutier represented France, which earned a No. 7 seed to advance to match play. A product of Montrouge, France, Boutier carded rounds of 69 and 74 as she tied for 10th with a 1-under-par 143 during stroke play. Oona Vartiainen of Finland and Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden claimed individual medalist honors at 8 under.