May 20, 2013
CASTAIC LAKE, Calif. -- University of Michigan senior swimmer Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School) qualified for the 2013 U.S. World Championships Team after finishing second in the 10k at the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships last Friday (May 17) at Lower Castaic Lake.
Ryan led the majority of the race, but was overtaken down the last 300 meters by Alex Meyer. Ryan finished the race in 1:55.01.25, cementing his spot on the roster, as the top two finishers in each race qualified to Worlds. He also finished third in the 5k on Sunday (May 19), getting clocked at 57:22.75.
Two former U-M swimmers were also in action. On the men's side, Ryan Feeley (2010-13) finished seventh in the 10k (1:57:16.31) and 16th in the 5k (58:02.21), while former U-M women's swimmer Emily Brunemann (2006-10) finished third in the 5k (1:00.38.38) and fourth in the 10k (2:02:16.50).
The 2013 FINA World Championships will take place July 19 to Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Ryan will also represent the U.S. at the World University Games, to be held July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423