No gold, no worry for Hoff, Phelps

Personal bests in `off' events buoy swimmers

August 01, 2007|By Rick Maese | Rick Maese,Sun reporter

INDIANAPOLIS -- For a pair of the nation's top swimmers, the chlorine that was in the air in the Indiana University Natatorium proved to be much thicker than any competitive tensions.

Michael Phelps, from Rodgers Forge, and Towson's Katie Hoff each raced in an "off" event on the opening day of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships and while neither walked away with a gold medal yesterday, each posted a personal-best time.

ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships

Through Saturday, Indianapolis Today: Michael Phelps takes on Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter backstroke.

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