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Sunday, April 26, 2015
Teammates Take Top Two
Alex Meyer and David Heron train with each other every day. They race and push each other twice a day: the older competitor from New York, the younger one from California. But they both found their way to the University of Tennessee where they train together under taskmaster and renowned distance coach Tyler Fenwick.
So as they came down the straightaway in towards the finish chute at the 2015 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, it was appropriate that they were racing and pushing each other, each one wanting the 5 km victory.
1 Alex Meyer (Tennessee Aquatics, age 26) 57:43.94
2 David Heron (Tennessee Aquatics, 20) 57:44.22
3 Andrew Gemmell (Nation's Capital Swim Club, 24) 57:44.39
4 Arthur Frailer (Unattached) 57:48.61
5 Chip Peterson (North Carolina Aquatic Club, 27) 57:49.24
6 Jacob Ores (Loveland Swim Club, 21) 57:49.49
7 Robert Finke (Saint Petersburg Aquatics, 15) 57:51.00
8 Brendan Casey (Team Santa Monica, 18) 57:51.19
9 Cameron Stitt (University Of Michigan Swim Team, 20) 57:51.60
10 Daniel O'Connor (Mission Viejo Nadadores, 23) 57:56.59
11 Jerad Kaskawal (FAST Swim Team, 19) 58:00.28
12 Blake Manganiello (Unattached) 58:06.34
13 Joey Pedraza (RallySport Aquatic Club, 27) 58:10.86
14 Taylor Abbott (Nitro Swimming, 16) 59:50.01
15 Simon Lamar (FAST Swim Team, 15) 59:56.23
16 Logan Houck (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 18) 1:00:18.20
17 Taylor Delk (SwimAtlanta, 17) 1:00:18.65
18 Kevin Jackson (Air Force Academy, 21) 1:01:14.58
19 Riley Molina (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 17) 1:01:34.95
20 Ryan Feeley (Badger Swim Club, 23) 1:01:43.40
21 PJ Ransford (Univ. Of Michigan Swim Team, 18) 1:01:46.97
22 Nate Dog Pawlowicz (Nation's Capital Swim Club, 18) 1:01:47.09
23 Carter Grimes (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 16) 1:01:52.33
24 Zane Grothe (Club Seminole, 23) 1:01:52.72
25 Nicholas McDowell (Sandpipers Of Nevada, 17) 1:01:54.02
26 Steve Sholdra (Unattached, 21) 1:01:56.21
27 Brooks Fail (TJCC Stingrays Swim Team, 15) 1:01:58.01
28 Jack Collins (Badger Swim Club, 17) 1:01:58.61
29 Eric Geunes (Gator Swim Club, 16) 1:02:19.43
30 Zachary Yeadon (Alamo Area Aquatics) 1:02:34.48
31 Michael Brinegar (Unattached, 15) 1:03:16.82
32 Andrew Faciszewski (Air Force Academy, 20) 1:03:17.36
33 Christopher Grimmett-Norris (Nation's Capital Swim Club, 20) 1:03:23.80
34 Evan Pinion (Tennessee Aquatics, 20) 1:03:32.54
35 Aaron Apel (Scottsdale Aquatic Club, 16) 1:04:11.44
36 Nichlas Cruse (Unattached, 15) 1:04:16.41
37 Garrett Glaudini (Air Force Academy, 19) 1:04:27.13
38 Doug Boehme (Germantown Academy Aquatic Club, 17) 1:05:25.37
39 Thomas Graul (Lincoln Select Swimming, 17) 1:05:56.26
40 Roger Kriegl (Conejo Simi Swim Club, 17) 1:06:46.72
41 Pierce Bradshaw (New South Swimming, 18) 1:07:15.95
Photo courtesy of Tyler Fenwick.
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