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LONDON -- Hours after she won a silver medal and set an American record in the women's 400-meter freestyle, UGA's Allison Schmittwas back in the pool for a preliminary swim Monday morning at the Aquatics Centre in Olympic Park.

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Schmitt advanced to Monday night's semifinal heats in the women's 200m freestyle race with the second-fastest qualifying time of the morning.

The 22-year-old from Canton, Mich., finished in 1 minute, 57.33 seconds. Frederica Pellegrini of Italy was first in 1:57.16.

"I'm definitely excited for tonight," said Schmitt, the American record-holder in the 200m free (1:54.40). "It felt good this morning. I'm excited to race again tonight."

The semifinals are at 7:30 p.m. (London time) on Monday. The final is Tuesday at 7:41 p.m.

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Schmitt was one of four American individuals or relay teams to win a medal on Sunday night.

"It's great having the support from back home and having the support from the rest of the team," she said. "It's been a great atmosphere to be in and it's definitely showing on the medals stand."

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