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Baker Places 2nd in USA Open Water CA/NV Summer Sectional
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  08/01/2012

Aug. 1, 2012

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Junior Lauren Baker finished second in the 2012 USA Swimming CA/NV Speedo Summer Sectional Open Water competition over the weekend, finishing just behind the reigning National Champion, Ashley Twichell of Mission Viejo.

This was Baker's second 5k race and third open water race.

Baker's official time was 1:04:18.92, while Twichell finished in 1:03.34.06. There were 44 women in all competing in the race.

The race was held at Castaic Lake in Castaic CA. Below is footage of Baker's second-place swim where she and the third-place finisher, Liliana Casso of Team Santa Monica, battled to the end (Casso's time was 1:04:20.08).

Open Water Swimming 5K Finish from Naya Higashijima on Vimeo.

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