USA Swimming Senior Nationals Results: Brendan McHugh Punches Ticket to Worlds With 50 Breast Victory

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.

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.

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  1. Claire Anne

    Glad to see someone come out of left field and surprise us with such an amazing swim!

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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