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Cullen Jones earns final spot

Updated: May 12, 2011, 9:03 PM ET
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cullen Jones kicked off the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix Thursday by securing the final spot on the U.S. world championship squad, beating Josh Schneider in a rare, 50-meter freestyle swim-off by four-hundredths of a second.

Jones clocked a time of 22.24 seconds.

"We love training with each other," said Jones, who attended North Carolina State and trains in Charlotte with Schneider. "But I'd never wish this upon anyone."

Schneider's journey to the swim-off ...

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