Katie Grimes wins 10k open water title, positive factors world berth


SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Katie Grimes received the ladies’s 10-kilometer title on the open water nationwide championships on Friday to earn a berth at this summer season’s world aquatics championships.

Grimes pulled away during the last 5 laps to win in 1 hour, 58.08 seconds at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. The 17-year-old from Las Vegas received by 15 seconds to defend her title.

Mariah Denigan of Walton, Kentucky, and Claire Weinstein of White Plains, New York, had a photograph end for second. The nod went to Denigan, whose time of 1:58.23 was 1 second forward of Weinstein.

Ashley Twichell of Fayetteville, North Carolina, completed fourth in her return to open water competitors lower than a 12 months after giving beginning to her first youngster.

Carlos Garach of Spain received the boys’s 10k in 1:51.05.65.

Brennan Gravley of Las Vegas completed second in 1:51.05.78 and his brother, Dylan Gravley, was third at 1:51.07.77. As the highest American finisher, Brennan Gravley certified for the world meet in Japan.

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