Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14
Janet Evans' first appearance at the US Olympic swimming trials on Tuesday was brief, with the 40-year-old former Olympic champion failing to advance to the 400 freestyle final. Evans finished seventh in her heat at 4:21.49 - 6.81 seconds behind 19-year-old winner Danielle Siverling - and 80th overall. But Evans, who won the 400 free as one of her three golds at the 1988 Olympics, was merely using the event as a warm-up for the 800 free. She is a long shot in that grueling event after a 15-year absence from the sport. ''I wish I would've gone faster. I didn't feel very good,'' said Evans, who got big cheers when she was introduced during the race and after she climbed out. ''It was nice to get the jitters out. I think that my 800 will be better.'' In the women's 400 free, Katie Hoff joined Evans on the sideline after finishing 20th in 4:13.08. Hoff won the event four years ago at trials - one of her five victories that had her dubbe...
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