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Katie Ledecky got good luck wishes from Missy Franklin and a high-five from Michael Phelps on her way to the pool deck for her first Olympic swimming final at 15.
Step aside, Carl Lewis.
Janet Evans finished 53rd out of 65 swimmers in the 800-meter freestyle preliminaries at the U.S. trials on Saturday, ending the former Olympic champion's comeback at age 40 with a smile on her face.
Bethesda's Katie Ledecky — Kathleen in the official Federation Internationale de Natation rankings — is ahead of her time.
A carbonated brew guzzled on college campuses is the focus of an intense write-in campaign urging federal regulators to take some buzz out of a sweet alcoholic drink sometimes referred to as "blackout in a can."
Sometimes, when the alarm clock buzzes at 4:45 a.m. or her rotator cuff starts throbbing halfway through an 8,500-meter workout, Kate Ziegler would love to become a regular 19-year-old student at George Mason, somebody who doesn't have to schedule visits to Dulles Town Center around marathon swimming sessions, meetings with her agent and sponsorship commitments around the country.
Pick one: obliterated, smashed, demolished, crushed, shattered. No word is too hyperbolic to describe the feat achieved June 17 in California by Northern Virginia swimming phenom Kate Ziegler, the 18-year-old George Mason University freshman who destroyed the swimming world's oldest world record.
"They're really neat to watch," she said.
"I'm really excited to get back there," she said. "They had a little Olympic viewing party there. I can't imagine how excited they are. I'm really thankful for their support."