Ann Arbor’s Emily Brunemann skyrocketed 14 spots to 6th in the 2016 FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup standings with a 2nd-place finish Thursday in the Lac St-Jean race at Roberval, Quebec, Canada.
Canadian Stephanie Horner won a sprint finish by 1/100th of a second over Brunemann who finished the 6.2-mile open water swim in 2:06.16.
The podium spot earned Brunemann 18 points, giving her 23 in three events so far this season. Horner debuted in the World Cup rankings tied for 8th with 20 points and Germany’s Angela Maurer, 3rd at Lac St-Jean, moved up from 12th to 5th.
Brunemann is expected to swim at the 5th stop on the World Cup tour on Aug. 13 in Lac Megantic, Canada where another good performance could solidify her spot near the top of the rankings.
Brunemann is a former open water world champion who was a standout in the pool while swimming for the University of Michigan.