Missy Franklin, 17, enjoys historic week

July, 2, 2012
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Missy Franklin won't have much free time in London.

The 17-year-old senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) qualified for a record seven events at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb.

Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter backstroke and finished second in the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. In addition to those four individual races, Franklin also qualified for all three relays for the London Olympics.

"The whole week has gone really well, just as well as I could have asked for," she said. "I can't believe I have seven events. It's so overwhelming and exciting at the same time."

No American woman had ever qualified for more than six.

Franklin will be joined by two other high school students in London.

Katie Ledecky, 15, who just finished her freshman year at the School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.), qualified for the Olympics in the 800-meter freestyle. Lia Neal, a senior-to be at the Convent of the Sacred Heart (New York), qualified for the 400 freestyle relay.

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