Erica Sullivan Named Women’s 5K Junior Open Water Champion

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The 2017 Open Water Championships continued with the junior men’s and women’s 5K open water swims.

Erica Sullivan of the Sandpipers of Nevada topped the women’s 5K junior competition with a dominating 1:05.19.9.

Finishing second overall was Nicole Salladin of FAST Swim Team with a 1:06.05.2. Mackenzie Arens of Academy Bullets grabbed third overall with a 1:06.29.1.

Irvine Novaquatics’ Shayla Erickson grabbed fourth with a time of 1:07.25.6, followed closely by Sandpipers of Nevada’s Reese Hazan and her time of 1:07.28.4.

Maddi Johnson of Mako Swim Team took sixth overall with a 1:07.34.7, while Club Olympia’s Rachel Sabotin was seventh with a 1:07.56.0.

Rounding out the top eight was Alexandra Crisera, representing Beach Cities Swimming, with a time of 1:08.06.9.



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    Awfully good swim by Erica for a girl who had a fever a day before the race.

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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