Photo by Griffin Scott
Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 8.
Greater Philadelphia’s Brendan McHugh, who set the U.S. Open record with a sixth-ranked 27.10 from this morning, got his hand on the wall first in 27.24 to punch his ticket to the 2015 World Championships. McHugh, currently a law student with a great back story, upset the favored Kevin Cordes of Tucson Ford. Cordes raced to second in 27.33 to take 10th in the world rankings.
Club Wolverine’s Zach Hayden (27.69), Tucson Ford’s Marcus Titus (27.76), Minnesota’s Jared Anderson (27.91), NYAC’s Mike Alexandrov (28.00), Bulldogs’ Nic Fink (28.01) and Cardinal’s Kameron Chastain (28.21) placed third through eighth.
Titus set the deaf world record on the process.
— Coach Ben Hobbins (@CoachBenHobbins) August 9, 2014
Tennessee’s Brad Craig checks in with a 27.99 to win the B final. Tide’s Austin Temple finished second in the consolation heat with a 28.19, while Tucson Ford’s Andrew Sovero placed third in 28.25.
Clovis’ Connor Hoppe thumps C final in 28.40, while PASA’s Joe Kmak took second in 29.37. Michael Andrew, the 15-year-old pro, took third in 29.56.