NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS

Official Store

    Wilimovsky Swims Well at FINA World Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Having never competed at the 25K open water distance before, Jordan Wilimovsky was just 15 seconds off the lead for much of Saturday's five hours of racing.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Having never competed at the 25K open water distance before, Jordan Wilimovsky was just 15 seconds off the lead for much of Saturday's five hours of racing.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    July 27, 2013

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Northwestern sophomore Jordan Wilimovsky (Malibu, Calif./Malibu) had a strong showing Saturday at the 2013 FINA World Championships in his first-ever swim at the 25K open water distance.

    Wilimovsky, who qualified for the USA National Team with fourth-place results in both the 5K and 10K open water races at the National Championships and Team Trials in May, finished 14th overall in the world in the 25K with a time of 4:49.11.1, just 1.44.1 off the lead. That time is equivalent to finishing 200 yards behind the leader over a 25K course.

    He was in the hunt for the championship up until the final lap of the nine-lap race, sitting only 15 seconds off the pace for much of the nearly five hours of racing.

    See the complete results from the race courtesy of Omega Timing.

    ••••••

    Be the first to know what's going on with the 'Cats -- Follow @NU_Sports on Twitter, become a fan of Northwestern Athletics on Facebook, subscribe to the NU Sports Express e-newsletter and sign up to receive promotional text alerts for the latest news, schedule updates and video and to interact with NU. For more information on following specific Northwestern teams online, visit our Social Media page!