Missy Franklin’s father, Richard Franklin talks about Missy doing a new event here at NCAAs – the 500 freestyle. This shows her willingness to do what is asked of her, even if it means giving up her prime events.
She broke a Cal school record by 2 seconds tonight, to get 2nd in 4:32.66 to Georgia’s Brittany MacLean 4:32.53 (who had an amazing last 50 split of 25.81 as she picked up tempo). Hats off to Missy for even being willing to challenge herself like this, and do this for Cal.
Also, enjoy the love from the parents and alums in the stands – from various teams, including: Cal, Auburn, Texas A&M, University of Arizona, Tennessee, Stanford.
Katrina Radke is an Olympic Swimmer, Sport Psychology Professor, Cal Alum, and Bestselling Author of Be Your Best Without the Stress, and 7 Ultimate Fitness Routines. She also runs a motivational, peak potential business, WECOACH4U with her husband, Olympic Coach and former Stanford Coach, Ross Gerry.
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