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Anderson vs. Trott

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USC junior swimmer Haley Anderson is trying to win a race at NCAAs this week that no Trojan has ever won.  The No. 1 seed in the 1650y free will have to take down the reigning three-time national champion, Wendy Trott of Georgia, to do it.

Anderson-Haley-2010.jpgAnderson earned the top seed thanks to the nation's best time this season (15:41.52).  She is also the three-time Pac-12 champion at this distance.

The junior will be busy at the NCAA Championships at Auburn University.  She's also entered in the 500y free (back-to-back Pac-12 champion) and the 400y IM. 

However, Anderson's priority is the 1650y grind, which she finished third in last year.  To do so, she will have to end Trott's bid to become the event's first four-time NCAA champion. 

Trott's NCAA winning time as a junior was 15:40.32 (4th best all-time), but she posted 15:47.04 to win the SEC title last month.  She also understands that she's chasing history.

"There's some pressure (going for the fourth title in the 1,650 freestyle), but that's good," Trott said. "I try not to focus on that."

The 1650y free finals will take place Saturday night.  You can watch it LIVE on ESPN3.com.

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