Photo by Peter H. Bick
Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 7.
North Coast’s Kendyl Stewart punched her ticket to the 2015 World Championships in the sprint fly with a 25.99 for the win. That swim vaulted her to eighth in the world as she overcame a pretty legitimate set of sprint flyers in the finale.
Western Kentucky’s Claire Donahue, one of the top sprint flyers in the country, took second in 26.11 as she just missed her 10th-ranked season best of 26.09 from prelims. Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell raced to third in 26.35.
Wisconsin’s Ivy Martin (26.37), First Colony’s Madeline Locus (26.41), Stanford’s Felicia Lee (26.54), Kentucky’s Tina Bechtel (26.72) and Academy Bullets’ Mimi Schneider (26.98) also swam in the championship heat.
City of Midland’s Natalie Hinds had a close call against Southwest’s Beata Nelson, 26.85 to 26.88, in the B final. Missouri’s Dani Barbiea wound up third in 26.96.
Flint Y’s Courtney Weaver touched out SwimMAC’s Alyssa Marsh and NCAP’s Janet Hu, 27.25 to 27.27 (tied) for the C final win in the sprint fly.