Anderson, Heron win 5k titles at US open water nationals

CASTAIC LAKE, Calif. (AP) Two-time Olympian Haley Anderson and David Heron won the 5-kilometer titles at the U.S. open water championships Sunday.

Their victories clinched berths in the 5k for this summer's world swimming championships in Hungary. Also earning world berths were women's runner-up Ashley Twichell and men's runner-up Andrew Gemmell.

Twichell won the women's 10k on Friday. She and Anderson will also swim that event in Budapest.

Anderson touched first in 1 hour, 1 minute, 52.23 seconds. She is the two-time defending world champion. Twichell finished fourth behind Italians Rachele Bruni and Arianna Bridi.

Heron won the men's 5k in 57:25.75. Gemmell was second in 57:26.08.

Defending world champion Jordan Wilimovsky won the men's 10k title on Friday.

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