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  • Michael Phelps seeded second in tonight's 400 IM race in Omaha

    Michael Phelps seeded second in tonight's 400 IM race in Omaha
    Michael Phelps enters Monday night's finals in the 400-meter individual medley seeded second to rival Ryan Lochte after the morning preliminary heats. Phelps' teammate at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Chase Kalisz, 18, swam to a surprise third-best time...
  • Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian

    Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian
    You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
  • From Sun Magazine: Phelps family values

    From Sun Magazine: Phelps family values
    Hilary Phelps was approaching the finish line of her first Ironman triathlon. Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" was playing. She was wrung out from more than 14 hours of swimming, cycling and now running, certain that there wasn't a single drop of...
  • Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers

    Phelps-Lochte rivalry is must-see for fellow swimmers
    Brendan Hansen may have won a ticket to London on Tuesday night with a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke race, but he's found time as well to watch the rivalry that's riveted everyone: Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. "I think Ryan's really eager...
  • Multi-faceted Day finds success in heptathlon

    Multi-faceted Day finds success in heptathlon
    Back in high school when Sharon Day was building herself as the greatest athlete to come out of Costa Mesa High, she competed in volleyball, soccer and track and field. In the spring, she excelled in track and field. At most meets, she racked up...
  • Grevers changes mind, former Tabb swimmer David Walters' Olympic dreams come to close

    Grevers changes mind, former Tabb swimmer David Walters' Olympic dreams come to close
    David Walters, a former Tabb High standout, was close to having a final chance to make the men's U.S. Olympic team in swimming Friday night at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. Scratches by Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers -- both already qualified for the...
  • Sharon Day punches ticket to London Games

    Sharon Day punches ticket to London Games
    Sharon Day said she entered the U.S. Olympic track and field trials without much stress. She had already earned an 'A' standard and knew she had to finish in the top three in the heptathlon to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. A relaxed Day finished...
  • Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke

    Elizabeth Pelton has disappointing third-place finish in 200M backstroke
    Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel were the top two finishers in the 200-meter backstroke Sunday, earning spots on the Olympic team. Former North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Elizabeth Pelton came in third. "You don't really swim to get to third," a...
  • Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps

    Phelps won't try to match heights set by ... Phelps
    Omaha, Neb. — Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in eight tries in the 2008 Beijing Olympics might never be duplicated. On Monday, someone who could have been able to do it — Phelps himself — announced that he wouldn't even try. On...
  • Tabb grad David Walters chooses retirement as other Peninsula swimmers get taste of big time at U.S. Trials

    David Walters was ready to hang up his swimming career when he suddenly had to go back into race mode. The Tabb High and University of Texas graduate finished 10th in the 100-meter freestyle semifinals at the U.S. Olympic Trials, two spots out of a...
  • McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team

    McCoughtry now ready for key role on Olympic team
    When Angel McCoughtry steps on the floor of Basketball Arena in London later this month, she won't play in front of the largest crowd of her life. In her country's opening game against Croatia on July 28, the Baltimore native won't face the best...