North Central is the class of the state right now, if not in the nation.

One of the things we really wanted to do today was win to the wall, and we did that with a very high percentage (by) winning close races, whether it was for first or fifth in a heat. That's a key thing in this kind of meet.

We talk about having fun. This is a race, this is a sport and it's supposed to be fun. We work so hard, this better be fun.

She's an extremely hard worker and has a fantastic attitude. She is definitely maturing as an athlete -- intellectually and certainly physically. But she has challenged herself in all aspects of the sport.

There is no substitute for training, no matter how you slice it.