Trojan Swim Club’s Hayley Anderson won her third straight title in the women’s 5k this morning at the 2015 Open Water National Championships in Florida.
There, Anderson was in a dog fight with Triangle Aquatics’ Ashley Twichell and North Baltimore’s Becca Mann. They were all very close, but Anderson made her move towards the last turn to really bring it home hard.
At the touch, Anderson was a 1:01:51.29 to beat Twichell, who came second in 1:01:53.63. Mann, the winner in the 10k, claimed third in 1:01:56.66.
Mission Viejo’s Stephanie Peacock, who won the 2015 Crippen Cup 10k earlier this season, managed a ninth place finish in the race, coming in with the tightly bunched third pack.
The second pack that was ahead of them featured Eva Fabian and Christine Jennings who finished fourth and fifth respectively.
The win for Anderson is a big one following a slight disappointment in the 10k where she mirrored last year’s results with a silver medal. She’s coming off a Pan Pac gold in that event.
In that race, she was less than four tenths off winner Becca Mann’s time in very tight race.
With those swims however, Anderson locked in her spot on the World Championships roster. The last time she competed at the World Championships back in 2013, she earned a gold medal in the 5k.
To see full results from the women’s 5k, click here.