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Topic - Janet Evans
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.
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.
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.
"I was always surprised that my records stood for so long," Evans said in an e-mail. "But a few years ago, I realized that it was only a matter of time before they fell."
"It was such a surreal moment," she says. "That had been my dream for so long, and just missing it at worlds, I didn't want to miss it again by just a little bit. When I looked at the clock and saw 15:42, I thought that I couldn't be right. Not only was it a new record by 10 seconds, I had broken my personal record by 11 seconds. That was shocking itself."