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SHANGHAI, China – The United States 4×100-meter freestyle relay team earned bronze at the 2011 FINA Long Course World Championships that began over the weekend in Shanghai, China.

Former Cavalier swimmer Scot Robison competed for the United States during the preliminary event, where the U.S. squad clocked a time of 3:13.50, the second-fastest time of the prelims behind France (3:12.09).

Robison, a Charlotte, N.C., native, swam third on the relay behind Garrett Weber-Gale and Ryan Lochte. David Walters anchored the relay.

Then, during the finals, the team of Michael Phelps, Weber-Gale, Jason Lezak and Nathan Adrian followed that up with a bronze, touching in 3:11.96. Australia (3:11.00) took gold and France (3:11.14) earned the silver.

The World Championships continue through July 31.

Robison began a string of several international and national competitions for Virginia swimmers this summer. He is among a group of many current and former Cavaliers who will participate in the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships Aug. 2-6 in Palo Alto, Calif.

Four Cavaliers – Rachel Naurath, David Karasek and former swimmers Katya Bachrouche and Matt McLean – will also compete in the World University Games Aug. 14-19 in Shenzhen, China.

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