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Colander looks to make name for herself

Updated: August 16, 2004, 8:59 AM ET
Associated Press

GEORGIOUPOLI, Greece -- With all the talk of Gail Devers and Marion Jones, America's 100-meter champion at the U.S. trials is being overlooked.

LaTasha Colander, a transformed quarter-miler, might be the best bet for the United States to hang on to the gold in one of the Olympics' marquee events.

Her coach, Trevor Graham, helped Jones win the Olympic 100 and 200 four years ago in Sydney. He said that until Colander wins the big one in Athens, she's just another sprinter.

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