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June 29, 2013
Eighteen-year-old Missy Franklin is the American record holder in the 100-meter backstroke, but Towson native Elizabeth Pelton tested the Olympic gold-medal winner Friday at the Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championships Trials in Indianapolis. Pelton posted a time of 59.27 seconds in the preliminaries, which was .12 of a second faster than Franklin in second place. In the finals, though, Franklin responded. She raced to a U.S. open-record time of 58.67, while Pelton again finished in 59.27 seconds, good for second place.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. - As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories. Take the unusual position he found himself in Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The night before, he had lost by a whisker in the 100-meter butterfly, the race he has focused on most since coming out of retirement in April. Yet he had secured a place on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships this month in Australia. Phelps hadn't fretted over making a national team since he was 15 and seeking a spot in the 2000 Olympics.
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By Sports Digest | April 4, 2010
Elizabeth Pelton of Ruxton broke the pool record in the 200-meter backstroke on the final day of the Columbus Grand Prix at Ohio State. Pelton erased the record by more than four seconds with a time of 2 minutes, 8.67 seconds. MLS: Substitute Kenny Mansally scored in the 80th and 82nd minutes to help the New England Revolution to a 2-0 victory over D.C. United, which was playing its home opener. Mansally, who entered in the 68th minute, redirected Chris Tierney 's deflected cross past United goalkeeper Troy Perkins to put New England (1-1-0)
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From Sun staff reports | March 23, 2014
The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second straight and 33rd overall NCAA championship, finishing with 480 points. Denison took second with 472 points, Emory edged JHU for third with 246.5 points and MIT took fifth with 236. Freshman Andrew Green halgh opened the final day of the championship with a second-place finish and first-team All-America honors in the 1,650 freestyle.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. - As he moves forward with his comeback, Michael Phelps can't always measure his progress the way he used to: in victories. Take the unusual position he found himself in Saturday at the Phillips 66 National Championships. The night before, he had lost by a whisker in the 100-meter butterfly, the race he has focused on most since coming out of retirement in April. Yet he had secured a place on the U.S. team for the Pan Pacific Championships this month in Australia. Phelps hadn't fretted over making a national team since he was 15 and seeking a spot in the 2000 Olympics.
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By Special to The Sun | March 18, 1995
MINNEAPOLIS -- Beth Botsford finished second in the 100-meter backstroke yesterday, as the North Baltimore Aquatic Club women's team took an 11-point lead over the Bolles School of Jacksonville, Fla., into the final day of competition at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships.Botsford finished in 1 minute, 3.32 seconds.Whitney Phelps of NBAC was ninth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.42, and Kelly McPherson was 11th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:19.88.NBAC's women's 800-meter freestyle relay team of Melinda Rehm, Phelps, Whitney Metzler and McPherson was second in 8:25.
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By Rona Hirsch and Rona Hirsch,Staff writer | April 1, 1992
Ten-year-old Brian Best of Columbia broke a 13-year-old national YMCA record for his age group at the East Field Regional YMCA Swim Championship last weekend in Princeton, N.J.Brian came in at 30.2 seconds in the 50-yard backstroke, lowering the previous record of 30.3, set in 1979 for the 10-and-under age group.Brian, who swims for the Howard County YMCA team, also won the 100 backstroke and 50 butterfly on Saturday and came in second in the 100 freestyle Sunday."He definitely has a lot of potential," said team coach Matt Cetlinski, who competed in the 1988 Summer Olympics on the U.S. Swim Team.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 15, 1991
HAVANA -- Indianapolis in 1987 belonged to Sylvia Poll. She was this 17-year-old who came from nowhere and everywhere to win eight swimming medals at the Pan American Games.She looked like a basketball player and swam like a submarine out on maneuvers. And she had this exotic life story to tell, of bumping around Latin American with her German-born parents.The story and the swimmer are a little older, yet no less enchanting. Poll is now 21 and even more self-assured. But to be honest, these Pan Am Games are merely a training exercise for her.Last night, she appeared in her first and only race at the sweltering pool complex, taking the women's 100-meter backstroke gold medal in 1 minute, 3.15 seconds.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | May 24, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - How busy was Michael Phelps' day? The unique swimmer made a decathlete look lazy, gave enough blood to please the American Red Cross and had more wardrobe changes than Britney Spears. Phelps finished an eventful Santa Clara International Invitational last night exhausted, but satisfied. He easily passed a key stress test with his third and fourth victories of the weekend, which would have been unbeaten if not for Aaron Peirsol, the best backstroker in the world. "Michael had a perfect weekend as it was," Peirsol said, "it's just that someone got in the way."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | July 24, 1996
ATLANTA -- North Baltimore backstroker Beth Botsford, who became the first American woman to win a gold medal at the Atlanta Games on Monday night, goes for her second gold medal today in the women's 4 x 100 medley relay.She'll probably get it.The U.S. team has to be considered the favorite in the second women's relay event, and Botsford -- by virtue of her victory in the 100-meter backstroke -- has earned the opportunity to swim that leg of the relay if the Americans make the final tonight.
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Sports Digest | July 30, 2013
Swimming Towson native Pelton reaches FINA final in 100m backstroke Towson native Elizabeth Pelton qualified for the finals in the 100-meter backstroke Monday at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Pelton finished in 59.44 seconds, good for the third-best qualifying time. She will swim in the final tonight. Baseball Roberts is first Coppin State player in Cape Cod league Right-handed pitcher Michael Roberts became the first player from Coppin State to join a team in the Cape Cod Baseball League on Sunday, as he was added to the Cotuit Kettleers' roster.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Perhaps it was the fact that Bethesda swimmer Katie Ledecky thrives on pulling away early thanks to fast starts. Or maybe it was that Denmark's Lotte Friis chose to challenge her, even outpace her at times, in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on the third night at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. But when it was all said and done at Palau Sant Jordi, Ledecky not only sped away after 1,300 meters of racing to take the world title by 2.35 seconds, but in the process, she did it in 15 minutes, 36.53 seconds.
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July 18, 2012
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Baseball Savage Boys and Girls Club The Savage Boys and Girls Club's U-12 Screaming Eagles just returned from a successful trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. where they participated in a week-long tournament that included 104 teams from across the country and Canada.
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July 18, 2012
The West Howard swim team lost to Springlake, 242-241. Standout performances were made by the following West Howard swimmers who won their individual races: Individual Medley 11-12G: 1. M. Kemp. 11-12B: 1. Ryan Jones. 13-14B: 1. M. McGee. 15-18G: 1. C. Jordan. Freestyle 6-UB: 1. D.J. Stolba. 9-10G: 1. A. O'Byrne. 9-10B: 1. M. Thompson. 11-12B: 1. C. Reese. 13-14B: 1. T.J. Barlow. 15-18G: 1. A. Browning.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
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 dejected Pelton said. Her family, who moved from Connecticut to the Baltimore area for her to swim at NBAC, were in the stands. She has been training in Naples with her former NBAC coach, Paul Yetter, and is headed to Cal-Berkeley in the fall.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
Baltimore's Michael Phelps has scratched from Friday's 200-meter backstroke preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, his coach Bob Bowman said Thursday. He won't be taking it easy, though: He'll swim the morning preliminaries for the 200 individual medley and, presumably, the semifinals in the evening at CenturyLink Center. And Saturday, he'll enter the 100 butterfly in the morning, with, again presumably, the 200 IM finals and the 100 fly semifinals that evening.
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June 28, 2012
Atholton Swim Club The Atholton Swim Club Barracudas lost their first dual meet of the 2012 season to the Westminster Stingrays, 248.5-225.5. Despite the loss, Barracuda swimmers posted 75 best times and Ally VanNetta set team records in the 11-12 girls individual medley and butterfly. Mitchell Haugh won his three individual events and swam on a winning relay team. Ally VanNetta also won her three individual events. Winning two individual events each and swimming for winning relay teams were Julia Habiger, Pinya, Ryan Murphy and Kaitlyn Warner.
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