ABU DHABI – Junior Kate Douglass won her second medal of the 2021 FINA Short Course World Championships with a silver in the women’s 4×50 medley relay on Friday in Abu Dhabi.
Douglass swam the anchor leg during prelims to help Team USA qualify in the top spot heading into the finals with a time of 1:44.50. Her 50-freestyle split was the fastest of the morning with a 23.43. Team USA battled back in the finals for silver with a time of 1:43.61.
Freshman Emma Weyant took to the pool in her second individual event, finishing ninth in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:20.65. She is the first alternate for Saturday’s final in the 800 free.
In Friday’s finals, Douglass returned to the pool to swim the mixed 4×50 freestyle relay. She swam the third leg of the relay that finished just off the podium in fourth with a time of 1:29.04.