Ryan Lochte

Lochte finishes fifth in 100-meter backstroke

Ryan Lochte had questions.

He needed answers.

After a fifth place finish in the men's 100 meter backstroke final with a time of 55.16 seconds Saturday at the U.S. Open, the Olympian believes knows where he stands.

"It's a good starting point," Lochte said following his first USA Swimming-sanctioned event after a 10-month suspension for his behavior at Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

"Coming into this meet is just (to) get a starting point and build off from there."

Arkady Vyatchanin was first with a time of 53.91, followed by Christopher Reid (54.54), Xavier Mohammed (54.62) and Brock Bonetti (54.99) ahead of Lochte, who qualified for the...