Mann, Wilimovsky win 10k titles at US open water nationals
MIROMAR LAKES, Fla. (AP) Becca Mann and Jordan Wilimovsky have won the women's and men's 10-kilometer titles at the U.S. open water national championships, earning berths in this summer's world championships.
Mann of Homer Glen, Illinois, surged over the last lap to win in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 38.344 seconds for her second straight 10k national title Friday at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson of Granite Bay, California, was second in 2:02.38.709 and earned a spot at the world meet in Russia. Ashley Twichell of Fayetteville, New York, was third in 2:02.39.903.
Wilimovsky of Malibu, California, made a late break in the men's race to touch first in 1:54.27.928, nearly 13 seconds ahead of the field and earn his first national title. Sean Ryan of Chattanooga, Tennessee, edged out Alex Meyer in a photo finish for second. Ryan finished in 1:54.40.334 to claim a spot on the roster for worlds. Meyer was third in 1:54.40.340.
The women's and men's 5k races are Sunday.