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Jul 21, 2004 - Sacto Trials from the Outside

Back across the country to the Trials, where I waited until the day before my event began to find out if I was actually in the meet. It wasn't meant to be. I ended the waiting period tied for 32nd on the list, and watched four of my teammates make the finals. I also saw my college coach, Ned, make the semis, and miss the finals by a tenth of a second. He's thirty-three, and when he found I was the second guy not to make it, he told me, "That's where I was four years ago," (He missed making the Trials in 2000 by .06 seconds). I did a few...

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