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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
OMAHA -- While the advance buzz over the Olympic swimming trials has been over whether Michael Phelps will swim the 400-meter individual medley, the women's 400 IM has a bit of intrigue of its own. Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club in the years leading to the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, let drop Saturday that she's not swimming the notoriously taxing medley -- a race for which she holds the American record and one that showcases...
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Sports Digest | December 8, 2013
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By Tribune Newspapers | August 21, 2010
So what if Katie Hoff found out she was on the World Championship team in the 400-meter freestyle by land, not by water? Hoff, who was raised in Towson, had to watch two agonizing heats of the 400 freestyle Friday night at the Pan Pacific Championships hoping that her time from the recent U.S. nationals would hold up. It did. Barely. Hoff won the 400 free earlier this month in 4 minutes, 5.50 seconds but did not make it out of the morning heats here. Two Americans would have to put down better times to knock her off the World squad, and only the winner, Chloe Sutton did so, going 4:05.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
Saturday marked the end of the road to London for Katie Hoff, the former Towson-based swimmer who failed to match her dominating performance in the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials. After failing to qualify in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle races earlier in the week, she entered the 800-free knowing she likely would not advance, which she didn't. "I'm proud of myself for doing it," said Hoff, who said her coach Paul Yetter left it up to her whether to swim the event. "Obviously I wanted to be better.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
Katie Hoff may be out of contention for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after failing to qualify in the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries this morning. North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Allison Schmitt won the prelims, besting the likes of Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin. But Hoff, a former NBAC swimmer, came in 20th, still ailing from a stomach virus. She said she may not even attempt the remaining event on her schedule, the 800 free, which means she would sit out the London Games.
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March 28, 2007
On Monday, Katie Hoff won the 200-meter individual medley at the FINA world championships with the fourth-fastest time in history (2:10.41). This morning, she goes for another medal in the 200 freestyle. She set an American record (1:57.19) yesterday in the semifinals of the 200 free (she's shown at left on finishing that race).
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By RICK MAESE | August 11, 2008
BEIJING - You can easily measure the distance between gold and silver. In heartbreaking fashion, for Katie Hoff today, it amounted to just .07 of a second. What's harder to measure is the distance Hoff traveled just to get here, to go from lying on a pool deck to becoming a regular visitor to the Olympic medal podium. So everyone can fully appreciate what she's doing in China, let's go through this one last time. Feel free to cut this out. Carry it in your pocket, if you must. Hang it on your refrigerator, even.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun reporter | July 7, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. - Michael Phelps did not grow up a dreamer of small dreams. His reach, even from a very young age, always managed to exceed his grasp, as poet Robert Browning once wrote. * Phelps yearned to become a professional athlete like his idol Pablo Morales, and, in time, even though he made it so, it was not enough. He longed to win just one gold medal at the 2004 Olympics, ended up with six in Athens, and when it was over, he wanted more. He vowed to change the sport of swimming, and 25 world records later, there is so much more he still wants to achieve.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,Sun reporter | August 7, 2008
BEIJING - If karma counts for anything, Katie Hoff deserves to win a gold medal at these Olympics. Because if that happens, she'll never again have to explain why she threw up after the 400-meter individual medley at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. It's a story that gets told and retold virtually every time the Towson native is written about, but most of the media never seem to tire of hearing it. Hoff, who used to loathe discussing the incident, has been a pretty good sport about recounting her worst moment as a swimmer, including yesterday during the first news conference for the U.S. swim team.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | August 8, 2007
Katie Hoff has seen the future. Between her smashing victories at the world swimming championships 4 1/2 months ago and her triumphs at nationals last week, Hoff toured Beijing to see what next year will bring. She did the tourist things but also inspected the outside of the swimming venue and viewed a model of the unfinished Olympic pool. With the Summer Olympics set to begin one year from today, Hoff said she liked what she saw. "I think it gave me a great advantage to be able to know what to expect and what it's going to be like," Hoff said of her spring visit.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
Katie Hoff may be out of contention for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team after failing to qualify in the 200-meter freestyle preliminaries this morning. North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmer Allison Schmitt won the prelims, besting the likes of Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin. But Hoff, a former NBAC swimmer, came in 20th, still ailing from a stomach virus. She said she may not even attempt the remaining event on her schedule, the 800 free, which means she would sit out the London Games.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
She's still the giggler who charmed as the sweetheart of the 1988 Seoul Games. But now, what has the 40-year-old Janet Evans laughing is her age -- or rather, that of her competition. "There was a 16-year-old," the three-time gold medalist said, her eyes widening at the youth of a swimmer two lanes over from her. She's "closer in age to Syd," she said, referring to her 5-year-old daughter. Evans, attempting an unlikely comeback after about 15 years away from competition, is not the only swimmer watching time pass before her eyes at the qualifying trials for the team that will go to the London Games.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2012
Dana Vollmer got the first women's race, the 100-meter butterfly, off to a blazing start, setting a U.S. Open and trials record in the preliminaries with a 56.59-second finish. It lasted only until the semi-finals Monday night, when it was broken by a 56.42 finish by … Dana Vollmer . Elizabeth Beisel won the women's 400-meter individual medley with the 10th fastest ever time of 4 minutes 31.78 seconds. Katie Hoff , who formerly trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club, still holds the world record of 4:31.12, which she set at the 2008 trials.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
OMAHA -- While the advance buzz over the Olympic swimming trials has been over whether Michael Phelps will swim the 400-meter individual medley, the women's 400 IM has a bit of intrigue of its own. Katie Hoff, who trained at North Baltimore Aquatic Club in the years leading to the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, let drop Saturday that she's not swimming the notoriously taxing medley -- a race for which she holds the American record and one that showcases...
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By Jean Marbella | June 24, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. - It's on: Michael Phelps will seek to qualify for the London Olympics in the 400-meter individual medley Monday morning, a grueling event that he just can't seem to quit. The event will open the trials here, as well as the Games themselves in July. Phelps owns the race, or at least the national and world records for it, but he enters the trials seeded third, to his prime rival Ryan Lochte and the swimmer who said this weekend that he doubted the Baltimore swimmer would try to qualify in it, Tyler Clary.
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By Sports Digest | July 25, 2011
Et cetera Phelps-led U.S. relay team 3rd in 400 free Michael Phelps of Fells Point and his United States teammates finished third in the 400-meter freestyle relay on the first day of the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai, China. The Americans were second after Phelps' opening leg, and Garrett Weber-Gale , Jason Lezak and Nathan Adrian completed the third-place effort. Australia won in 3 minutes, 11 seconds; France was .14 of a second back and the Americans .96 behind.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS -- Abingdon's Katie Hoff has grown physically by at least a half-inch, approaching 5 feet 9, over the months since the 2004 Summer Olympics, and this past week, during the U.S. world championship trials, she has grown in stature within swimming, too. Yesterday, after Hoff, 15, had finished her last preliminary qualifying effort in the 200-meter freestyle, Jack Bauerle, coach of the American women's world championships team, was trying to...
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2004
Blue is for first, red is for second ... Swimming meant a kaleidoscope of ribbon colors to Katie Hoff until a fateful finish in an otherwise forgettable summer meet in Virginia. "It was a 25-yard breaststroke," Hoff said. "I remember looking up and seeing one of my friends far ahead of me, and saying, `I don't like this.' I guess the competitive side of me broke free. I started racing at that point, instead of just swimming." That occurred in 1996, the year of the Atlanta Olympics, and it's convenient to mark her growth in terms of the quadrennial.
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By Sports Digest | December 18, 2010
swimming Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships Katie Hoff , who spent most of her swimming career at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club while growing up in Towson, won the 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Friday. Hoff, who moved to California slightly more than a year ago to continue her training, captured the event in 3 minutes, 57.07 seconds, beating Kylie Palmer of Australia (3:58.
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