Ashley Twichell Wins U.S. Women’s 10k By More Than a Minute, Headed to Budapest

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Ashley Twichell pulled away from the field in the women’s 10k at the U.S. Open Water National Championships at Castaic Lake, winning by almost a minute over the two most recent Olympic silver medalists in the event.

Representing North Carolina Aquatic Club, the 27-year-old Twichell finished in 2:04:17.848.

A tight battle emerged for second-place honors, with Anderson, Rachele BruniArianna Bridi and Becca Mann all in the mix. Anderson took the silver medal in the event at the 2012 Olympics and was fifth in 2016 in Rio, a rare where Italy’s Bruni got the silver.

Anderson ended up finishing second in 2:05:10.852, just ahead of the Italian duo of Bruno (2:05:11.256) and Bridi (2:05:12.416). Becca Mann, Anderson’s teammate at Trojan Swim Club, took fifth in 2:05:13.427.

The only other American to make the top ten was FAST’s Cathryn Salladin, who was sixth in 2:06:47.575. Rounding out that top ten were Australia’s Kareena Lee (2:06:47.751), Italy’s Barbara Pozzobon (2:07:07.058) and Alice Franco (2:07:07.084) and Germany’s Danielle Huskisson (2:07:11.949).



  1. avatar

    Congratulations Ashley – it was so fun to watch you on the live feed from home 🙂

  2. avatar
    Leonor Hedstrom

    Congrats Ashley … are amazing.

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    Dr. Buky Chass

    Why is it that the times in this meet go to the one thousand of a second and not only the one hundred that we were used to?? Is it a new
    FINA requirement or is it a decision made by the American organizers?

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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