Ashley Twichell captured first place at the 2011 5K Open Water National Championship last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Former Duke swimming All-American and 2011 graduate
Twichell, a native of Fayetteville, N.Y., claimed top honors with a time of 58:11.87 to outdistance runner-up Becca Mann, who finished in 58:22.02.
"My strategy worked well today," Twichell told USA Swimming following the race. "I wanted to stay strong for about three-quarters of the race then pick up and try to break away."
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Twichell will compete as a member of the USA Championship Team at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China on July 16-31.