On paper we were not better than they were. But you don't win meets on paper.

We had a lot of surprises from the outside lanes, people scoring points where maybe they shouldn't have been scoring points. I told them ahead of time that was the only way we were going to win.

That's just an amazing thing. They were shaved and we were shaved. Let's do it! I was very happy to get an early lead and be able to hold onto it.

They are a team of superstars, really. Everyone on their team is close to All-American times.

The bottom line is we need to do what we're capable of and swim out best times. If we don't come to swim, it's not going to be good for us.