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Stephanie Horner Finishes 23rd Overall in Rio

PCS' own Stephanie Horner competed in Rio in the 10km Open Water race this morning.  The race consisted of four 2.5km laps against the best Open Water athletes in the world.  Steph started the race well and placed herself  in the middle of the pack early, finishing the first lap in 17th place.  She moved up the field a bit on the second lap to 11th place, less than 5 seconds back of first place.  It was the third lap where the Dutch swimmer and eventual winner Sharon van Rouwendaal pushed the pace hard from the front, forcing the pack to chase.  Steph held herself close to the leaders through the third lap, staying within 15 seconds of first place in 18th place overall.  On the final lap, Steph wasn't able to stay with the leaders as they continued to push, and she fell off, eventually finishing 23rd overall in a time of 1:59.22.  Way to go Steph!

2014-15 PCS swimmer Aurelie Mueller from France touched in Second overall, but was ultimately disqualified.