~By Karen Crouse
There is no road map for Dagny Knutson's journey. There are no footprints to trace, no MapQuest or G.P.S. to direct her from swimming's hinterlands to its heights.
Knutson, a 17-year-old from Minot, N.D., sweeps into this week's USA Swimming World Championship Trials as if on the tail of a chinook wind. In the winter and spring, she posted times in the 200-meter freestyle, the 200 individual medley and the 400 individual medley that would have placed her among the top eight at the Beijing Olympics last year.
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