High School Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

September 27, 2000

Michael Phelps Towson, swimming The 15-year-old sophomore swam a personal best in the 200-meter butterfly final at the Olympics in Australia to finish in fifth place. His clocking of 1 minute, 56.50 seconds at the Sydney International Aquatic Centre would have been good enough for a gold medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Phelps was the youngest member of the U.S. men's swimming team in 68 years. The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Phelps, of Rogers Forge, expects to compete in the world championships in Japan next spring, and in the 2004 Games.

Evelyn Long South River, field hockey The junior midfielder scored two goals, including the game-winner, as the No. 8 Seahawks pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Anne Arundel County field hockey history last week, knocking off top-ranked Severna Park, 3-2, in overtime. Long's game-winner early in extra time gave the Seahawks their first-ever victory over the Falcons. It was Severna Park's first county loss since 1989. Long, who had scored just one other goal this season, also turned in an exceptional midfield performance in a 3-0 victory over Annapolis.

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