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Goss named to World Championship team



IU freshman swimmer Kennedy Goss was named one of 24 athletes competing for Canada in the 2015 FINA World Championships. The event will take place from July 24 to Aug. 9 in Kazan, Russia.

Last week in Toronto, Goss placed third in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:59.01. The time is a new IU record in the event and will likely earn her a spot on the 4x200 freestyle relay.

Her time of 1:02.04 in the 100-meter backstroke earned her seventh in preliminaries, but she opted not to swim the championship final.

Goss will be the third athlete with IU ties to earn a spot in the World Championships. She will join IU All-American Cody Miller, who graduated in 2014 and will compete for Team USA. Sophomore diver Michael Hixon will also represent the United States on the 1-meter springboard. IU divers still have an opportunity to qualify for more events.

The remaining spots will be determined at the USA Diving synchro World Championship trials and the World Championship trials, which will take place in Bloomington from May 15 to 17.

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