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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Competition continued Thursday on day three of the United States Open, which was highlighted by UVa swimmers Matt McLean and Lee Robertson reaching the finals. The event, which runs through Saturday, is being held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.

McLean, the 2008 ACC Swimmer of the Year, placed seventh in the 400-meter free, clocking a time of 3:55.19. Robertson, meanwhile, led the way in the 100 fly, placing eighth overall with a mark of 54.36.

Swimming in the consolation final of the 100 fly was Scot Robison, who finished 10th (54.07) and Pat Reams, who placed 14th (54.45).

On the women’s side, Jen Narum recorded a 22nd-place finish in the 400 free with a time of 4:18.55.

The U.S. Open is serving as the selection meet for the 2009 World University Games, to be held from July 2-7, 2009, in Belgrade, Serbia. The highest placing athlete in each event who will be enrolled as a full-time university student through Jan. 1, 2009 will to be invited to the World University Games Team.

The meet continues Friday with prelims beginning at 9 a.m., and finals beginning at 6 p.m., when the men’s and women’s 200-meter free, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and women’s 800 free relay will be contested. For complete results and highlights, visit

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