Monday, July 14, 2008

Paralegal in Olympic Trials

By day, Lauren Morford is a paralegal in New York City, and like many of us, she spent her vacation week swimming.

What is different is that she was swimming in the U.S. Olympic Swim trials in Omaha, Neb.

”All of my vacation days have been used for competition,” said Morford, who has been balancing working at a paralegal in New York City after graduating from Columbia University in 2007 with swimming. “It was great going to the Trials. I wasn’t racing every day, so I guess it was sort of a vacation. It was really exciting.”

At the Trials, Morford was 35th in her top event, the 800 freestyle, in 8:52.80, four seconds off her best time of 8:48.40 that she swam to win the sectionals in East Meadow, N.Y., in March. Morford took a second and a half off her personal best in the 400 meters to finish 42nd in 4:17.29.


Morford is a 2007 graduate of Columbia University, where she was the 1,000 meter freestyle champion in 2004.


(Source: Princeton Packet)

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