Anderson Takes Second at Youth Worlds Easily Qualifies for Final

May 17, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

Brendan Anderson's (Colorado Springs, Colorado) hard work over the past several years paid off as he dominated the boys semi-final event in Budapest, Hungary. Following a stellar fence, Anderson swam a 2:04 and then cruised to the finish in second position to easily qualify for Sunday's final. His performance virtually locked in his qualification to the Youth Olympic Games to be held in Nanjing, China in August. Seamus Millet (Durango, Colorado) and Luke Shereston (Roswell, New Mexico) were 27th and 30th respectively in their heat. Samuel Felix (Navato, California) finished in a solid 25th. Follow the boys final via live webcast Sunday from Budapest and see complete results at

In the girls' semi-finals, Natalie Bowman (Iona College, New York) finished 12th in her heat, nearly qualifying for the final.  Jordan McCurdy (Denver, Colorado) and Katie Penvose (Minneapolis, Minnesota) finished 15th and 16th respectively, with Monet Moreau (San Marcos,Texas) coming in at 27th.

File photo from Youth NORCECA Qualifier in Acapulco, Mexico.