World class

Kaitlyn Dobler, a graduate of Aloha High School now going into sophomore year at USC, did the Portland area proud at the Olympic swim team trials in Omaha yesterday. She took fifth place in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 6.29 seconds. Dobler missed the top two spots by 1.01 second, but I believe she bested her previously fastest time by about 0.7 seconds, which is a big "drop."

Lilly King, the world record holder from Indiana, finished first, as expected, and the 17-year-old phenom Lydia Jacoby from Anchorage was second. They'll be going to Tokyo. It will be the second Olympic appearance for King.

A hundred meters in the water in a minute and six seconds, doing the breaststroke – that is fast. If I could get it done in three minutes, I'd be pretty happy. A fine performance by Dobler, and no doubt there's more to come.