EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – University of Alabama swimmers won the 400 medley relay title on Saturday at the U.S. Open being held in East Meadow, N.Y.
The Crimson Tide quartet of Christopher Reid, Pavel Romanov, Laurent Bams and Robert Howard combined to post a 1:39.11, leading the rest of the field by more than a half second.
Before leading off the Tide’s medley relay, Reid grabbed the silver medal in the 100-meter backstroke in 54.54 to go with a bronze medal he won in the 200-meter backstroke. Howard, the meet’s 100-meter freestyle champion, won the 200-meter freestyle B final in 1:49.50.
Howard, Reid Luke Kaliszak and Bams were part of the Tide’s silver-medal winning 400-meter freestyle relay.
Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg placed fourth in the 400 individual medley, touching the wall in 4:45.87.
The Tide has seven swimmers slated to swim the 50-meter freestyle and three scheduled for the 200-meter individual medley on Sunday, the Open’s last day.