Aug 26, 2013
DUBAI -- Freshman Luke Percy led off Australia's gold medal winning 400-meter freestyle relay Monday to open the FINA World Junior Championships.
Percy put the Aussies ahead for good after the first leg as the Australian team cut more than seconds off the meet record to finish in 3 minutes, 16.96 seconds.
Percy's 100 split time was 49.14 seconds.
The FINA World Junior Championships are serving as the final international competition for incoming UT freshman Percy and Evan Pinion before getting their collegiate careers underway.
Percy has a busy schedule ahead. Individually, the Queenslander is set to compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle. He could also compete in the medley relay. Australia has not yet named their competitors for the race.
Pinion, a distance specialist from Mission Viejo, Calif., is scheduled to swim the fourth heat of the 1500 freestyle on Saturday in the final session of the championships.