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Texas men set U.S. 800 freestyle relay mark at Big 12 meet

Updated: February 28, 2008, 1:12 AM ET
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas set an American record Wednesday in the men's 800-yard freestyle relay at the Big 12 Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.

Dave Walters, Matt McGinnis, Michael Klueh and Ricky Berens finished in 6 minutes, 10.55 seconds, breaking by more than three seconds the previous American record of 6:14.14 set by Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay, Davis Tarwater and Chris DeJong on Nov. 30.

Walters swam his opening leg in 1:32.51, followed by McGinnis in 1:33.31. ...

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