Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!
IRVINE, California, August 10.
The Woodlands’ Michael McBroom polished off another distance freestyle victory with a sizzling time of 7:49.66 in the finale. That swim cleared his already third-ranked season best of 7:49.96 from the Santa Clara stop of the Arena Grand Prix, but wasn’t enough to beat either of the top two swimmers Gabriele Detti (7:42.74) or Gregorio Paltrinieri (7:43.01).
McBroom, however, is in a strong position heading to both Pan Pacs and the 2015 World rosters after having made the Australia trip in the 1500 free and now the Russian trip in the 800.
NBAC’s Matt McLean powered his way to second in the event with a 7:55.78 to take 16th in the world, while Club Wolverine’s Michael Klueh earned third in 7:58.13.
Arthur Frayler placed fourth in 8:01.38, while Mission Viejo’s Janardan Burns took fifth in 8:01.43. Badger’s Ryan Feeley earned sixth in 8:01.96.
Crimson’s Liam Egan, from the earlier heats, took seventh in 8:02.98, while another early-heat swimmer Jacob Ores of Loveland placed eighth in 8:03.22.