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New challenges await swimming star

Updated: February 24, 2009, 5:58 PM ET
By Brian A. Giuffra | ESPNRISE.com

Lying in bed the night before her final high school swim meet this past November, Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) senior Ashley Cohagen closed her eyes and visualized racing in the Division 1 state finals the next day.

Like she does the night before every big meet, Cohagen prepared for the state finals by imagining a flawless performance that couldn't be matched in reality. Or so she thought.

Cohagen pictured herself bursting out of the gates in the 100 butterfly and beating the ...

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