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Thu, 20 Dec 2012|
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Csnwashington.com. Well we all know Kayla that he as the fifteen year old who won gold in London the 800 meter freestyle but. Most people but does does stone ridge school have simply known her as Katie let Becky -- young lady just -- and a normal high school life. Who happens to be an awesome swimmer. This past summer she was the girl with the brilliant smile and a gold medal around her neck in London. Can you Hideki was greeted by friends of family as -- return to the states. Began life as a normal fifteen year old headed back to stone ridge high school for her sophomore year. I just finding myself when I got home and I knew that was going to be high when I walked down the. You ever plan solid run -- pathetic than Kansas Gonzales finds those and the moment -- -- doesn't like him. We had a little kind of ceremony here it's war and assembly and she got to bring home not away and then she got to tell our story and it's sees. Just one of the girls here and that's what came out. Won't pay me is just another stone Red Sox were I'll be Olympic gold medal. CC is so much more than that and not just because he's an Olympian. Katie is brought so much not just like amazing flag incidents her personality. Is the most downs and that's -- -- present and he's like. You got so much worse yet because it's so we know I'm going around saying I -- and night showing here's a quiet though. I mean we kind of forget sometimes I'm like wow maybe it was a huge dilemma in -- I mean until she got me a lot and winning is obviously a huge time commitment. Katie spends at least fourteen hours a week training with the club team and on to that school work and high school needs. You could say she's got time management down -- And all of my hard work has earned her. Immense respect. It was nice having that first league meeting in teams. And once a fighting over the slim you but it feels good when teams and wanna swim yeah here we are local high school and small town. -- -- Mean after Olympics alone. My number for the day and seven other girls and water along with a third. I don't think back so hard work that is I'm glad nobody else gets to see but just every day at the hard work. You know myself my coach all my teammates and discipline that we have and how all that -- -- about always. CSN Washington dot com.

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