August 10, 2008: Another contender Deadline was fast approaching but I needed to stay to photograph one more race with Tinley Park, Ill. native Christine Magnuson as she attempted to qualify for the 100m butterfly finals. Magnuson didn't disappoint as she finished with the third fastest time. She didn't celebrate much but, but greeted teammate and fellow qualifier Elaine Breeden. Then she turned and smiled. Snap...got my shot. Time to go transmit the photos back to Chicago.
Tribune photo by Scott Strazzante