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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Women Getting Ready To Rumble In The Canyons
When the starting gun goes off, all gloves will figuratively come off. The pace will be fierce and the young women will turn on their jets unafraid to lay it all on the line. Right from the start, strategic positioning and pacing will play major roles in the ultimate outcome of the race. With the possible exception of Olympic silver medalist Haley Anderson, there may not be any swimmer in the field who can pull off an Ilchenko and dramatically outsprint the elite field at the very end of the race.
But we are confident that there will be at least a pack of 10 relentlessly thrashing swimmers coming around the last turn buoy with a decent shot to podium. And whoever emerges as the top two swimmers will be well-prepared representatives of the USA at the upcoming 2013 FINA Championships in Barcelona.
The 2013 USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships 5 km field will include the following athletes (listed with their entry time):
1. Eva Fabian (19) Greenwood Swimming (16:42.03 1500m)
2. Amanda Richey (16) Boulder Swimming (16:57.65 1500m)
3. Liliana Casso (18) Team Santa Monica (17:19.88 1500m)
4. Megan Viohl (18) Eagle Swim Team (17:20.19 1500m)
5. Sarah Gibson (18) Alamo Area Aquatics (17:28.09 1500m)
6. Natalie Ward (14) Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (17:33.00 1500m)
7. Jamie Dodd (15) Team Santa Monica (17:34.25 1500m)
8. Brittney Beetcher (14) Boulder Swimming (17:34.49 1500m)
9. Mandy Barnes (15) Mission Viejo Nadadores (17:37.39 1500m)
10. Kaitlin Pawlowicz (20) Nation's Capital Swim Club (16:09.96 1650y)
11. Christine Jennings (26) RallySport Aquatics Club (16:16.56 1650y)
12. Hannah Vester (18) Tribe Aquatics (16:52.88 1650y)
13. Regan Kology (16) Somerset Hills YMCA (16:56.21 1650y)
14. Caitlin Daday (17) Parkland Aquatic Club (17:00.31 1650y)
15. Megan Pierce (17) Shawmut Aquatic Club (17:02.75 1650y)
16. Rachel Knowles (16) Pleasanton Seahawks (17:04.49 1650y)
17. Abbey Erwin (14) Boise YMCA Swim Team (17:08.22 1650y)
18. Courtney Sheehan (19) Fresno State Bulldog Swimming (17:10.68 1650y)
19. Ashlyn Butkowski (14) Unattached (17:13.02 1650y)
20. Raselle Chetwynd (15) Mission Viejo Nadadores (17:13.49 1650y)
21. Haley Anderson (21) Trojan Swim Club (9:37.67 1000y)
22. Maia Brundage (17) Scottsdale Aquatic Club (10:06.60 1000y)
23. Gwen Walter (18) FAST Swim Team (10:12.11 1000y)
24. Kathryn Babbin (18) Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (10:12.14 1000y)
25. Kendal Guy (15) Mission Viejo Nadadores (10:13.24 1000y)
26. Becca Mann (15) Clearwater Aquatic Club (8:27.37 800m)
27. Ashley Twichell (23) Mission Viejo Nadadores (8:34.56 800m)
28. Tristin Baxter (21) Clovis Swim Club (8:39.70 800m)
29. Brooke Lorentzen (17) Mission Viejo Nadadores (8:43.92 800m)
30. Emily Brunemann (26) Club Wolverine (8:46.95 800m), shown above
31. Isabel Whited (15) Unattached (8:56.94 800m)
32. Lindsey Clary (17) FAST Swim Team (9:00.05 800m)
33. Jodi Turk (19) Lake Erie Silver Dolphins (9:04.27 800m)
34. Nicole Antoniuk (18) Unattached (9:07.68 800m)
35. Sydney Franzen (15) Mission Viejo Nadadores (9:07.70 800m)
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