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South Jersey Swimmer Kelsi Worrell Heading to Olympics After Winning 100M Butterfly

South Jersey swimmer Kelsi Worrell is heading to Rio. The 21-year-old won the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. swimming trials Monday night with the second-fastest time in the world this year at 56.48 seconds.

With the win, Worrell earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the first time in her career.

"I'm just so excited to be here," Worrell said. "It is my first time, and I didn't know what to expect."

Worrell was born in Voorhees Township, New Jersey and grew up in Westampton Township, NJ. She attended Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly before swimming at the University of Louisville.

Prior to her Olympic trial win, Worrell won the 100- and 200-yard butterfly in the 2015 NCAA Championships. She also won first place in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly in the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and the 100- and 200-yard butterfly in the 2014 AT&T Winter Nationals.

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