2018 U.S. OPEN WATER NATIONAL / JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6
- Town Lake, Tempe, Arizona
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- Open Water World Junior Selection
Below, check out both winner interviews and race finishes of the National 10K Open Water event held on Friday in Tempe, Arizona. The Junior National 5K took place on Saturday, and the majority of the national 10K competitors will be back in action on Sunday in the National 5K.
The winner of the women’s event was Ashley Twichell, who defended her title from 2017. Check out her post-race interview below:
For the men, it was Jordan Wilimovsky, who won his third national 10K title after also winning in 2015 and 2017. Check out his post-race interview below:
You can also check out the finish of both races below. Both Twichell and Wilimovsky won by a wide margin, but the race for 2nd in the men’s race was particularly close, even requiring a photo finish. In the end, the 2017 National 5K winner David Heron ultimately got the nod for 2nd place and the second spot on the Pan Pac team over Michael Brinegar.