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Ann Arbor’s Emily Brunemann continued her rise up the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup rankings with 5th in Lac Megantic, Canada on Aug. 13.

Emily Brunemann U.S. National Team & Club Wolverine

Emily Brunemann

Brunemann now sits 4th in the overall standings with two races left on the 9-race World Cup calendar – Oct. 9 in Chun’an, China and Oct. 15 in Hong Kong.

Brunemann’s 2:13:29 at Lac Megantic in southern Quebec near Maine, was 2:32 off the pace set by winner Arianna Bridi of Italy.

Brunemann has moved from 20th to 4th in the season standings with Top 5 finishes in the last two World Cup races. She was 2nd on July 28 in the race in Lac St-Jean, Canada.

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.

Emily Brunemann U.S. National Team & Club Wolverine

Emily Brunemann

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.

A mid-race surge by Emily Brunemann broke up the pack and put the Ann Arbor swimmer in the driver’s seat for a spot on the podium at stop No. 4 on the FINA/HOSA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup tour in Roberval, Quebec, Canada today.

Emily Brunemann U.S. National Team & Club Wolverine

Emily Brunemann

Brunemann, a former world champion, finished second behind three-time Canadian Olympian Stephanie Horner in a sprint finish at the end of six circuits of the 1.67-kilometer course in Lac St-Jean. Germany’s Angela Maurer was third.

Brunemann’s surge with two laps to go broke up a 10-strong lead pack, leaving the five strongest swimmers to battle for the top three spots.

A standout in the pool while at U-M, Brunemann is in her final season of top-level open water competition and is expected to swim at the next World Cup race on Aug. 13 in Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada.

Brunemann was tied for 20th in the World Cup standings going into today’s race and Maurer was ranked 12th.

Emily Brunemann U.S. National Team & Club Wolverine

Emily Brunemann

Ann Arbor’s Emily Brunemann will be on the start line next Thursday for the 10K FINA/HOSA World Cup open water swim at the 62nd Traversee Internationale du Lac St-Jean in Roberval, Quebec, Canada.

The 4th race on the 7-stop 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup will be part of the weeklong Traversee Internationale which will hold open water races from 50 meters to 32 kilometers.

In her final season on the world circuit, Brunemann is one of four Top 25 swimmers in 2016 World Cup entered in the race in Roberval. Brunemann, currently tied for 20th, is coming off a 10th place finish in Balatonfured, Hungary.

Germany’s Angela Maurer, ranked 12th, is the top ranked swimmer currently entered in the Lac St-Jean race.

Canton’s Allison Schmitt came a slim 1/10th of a second short of a second spot on the US team for RIO in the 100-meter Freestyle finals in Omaha, Neb. Friday night at USA Swimming’s Olympic Team Trials.

Allison Schmitt

Allison Schmitt

Sixth at 50 meters, Schmitt closed with a burst, but finished 5th, edged out of the final slot on the 400 Free Relay by Lia Neal.

Schmitt finished in 53.87, just under 6/10ths off the winning pace set by Abbey Weitzeil.

Schmitt has already secured an Olympic team spot on the 800 Free Relay.

Annie Lazor, of Beverly Hill, was 7th in the 200 Breaststroke final. Lazor was 4th at the halfway mark, but faded to finish in 2:27.48, just under 3 ½ seconds off the winning pace.

Ann Arbor’s Emily Brunemann finished 20th in the 800 Free prelims Friday morning in 8:44.88.

Michigan hopefuls Courtney Bartholomew of Holland and Gabby DeLoof from Grosse Point did not swim in Friday’s 200 Backstroke prelims.

Ali DeLoof and Catie DeLoof of Grosse Pointe are expected to swim for a spot in tonight’s 50 Free semis in this morning’s prelims.

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