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Sports Digest | December 6, 2013
Et cetera Ledecky, Pelton win at AT&T Winter Nationals Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won the women's 500-yard freestyle at the AT&T Winter National Championships on Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn., with a time of 4 minutes, 32.37 seconds, just short of the U.S. record time. Towson resident Elizabeth Pelton won the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:54.15. College football: Towson (10-2) remained the top-ranked team in the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Lambert Meadowlands poll of Football Championship Subdivision teams.
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Sports Digest | August 22, 2014
Et cetera Ledecky wins twice; Taylor Murray to Ky. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda earned two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Ledecky, 17, the World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, took the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 55.74 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of her nearest rival. She then won the 800 freestyle in 8:11.35, just 0.35 outside the world record she set less than two months ago. Michael Phelps of Baltimore, competing in his first international meet since retiring after London 2012, is scheduled to make his first appearance today.
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From Sun staff reports | June 27, 2013
On the second night of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, several swimmers with local ties clinched spots in Barcelona, Spain, for next month's FINA World Aquatic Championships. Elizabeth Pelton, 19, a California sophomore from Towson, qualified for her third world championships on Wednesday after finishing second in the 200-meter backstroke behind the world-record holder, a future college teammate, Missy Franklin. Pelton's time of 2 minutes, 6.29 seconds topped her personal best by more than 1.2 seconds and is the second-fastest swim in the world this year.
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Sports Digest | December 8, 2013
Laurel Park Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush Stakes Eighttofasttocatch earned his 10th stakes win Saturday, galloping to victory in the $100,000 Broad Brush Stakes at Laurel Park. The horse trained by Tim Keefe also won the Maryland Million Classic and the Jennings Handicap this fall at Laurel. Under Forest Boyce on Saturday, Eighttofasttocatch broke alertly from his outside post, then rated off front-runner Warrioroftheroses until the quarter pole, when they pressed to the fore and pulled away to win by two lengths.
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Sports Digest | December 8, 2013
Laurel Park Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush Stakes Eighttofasttocatch earned his 10th stakes win Saturday, galloping to victory in the $100,000 Broad Brush Stakes at Laurel Park. The horse trained by Tim Keefe also won the Maryland Million Classic and the Jennings Handicap this fall at Laurel. Under Forest Boyce on Saturday, Eighttofasttocatch broke alertly from his outside post, then rated off front-runner Warrioroftheroses until the quarter pole, when they pressed to the fore and pulled away to win by two lengths.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to do it. Ledecky won her final swim in Barcelona, Spain, by adding her second world record of the meet, topping Rebecca Adlington's former mark set in 2008 with a time of 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds. "It's good to finish off on a great note," said Ledecky, who previously won the 400 free and 4x200 free relay.
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Sports Digest | September 16, 2013
Swimming Bethesda's Ledecky named Athlete of Year Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky of Bethesda was named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention on Saturday. The 16-year-old also took home the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1500-meter free at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Ledecky earned four gold medals and broke two world records at the event. She broke world and U.S. records in the 1500-meter and 1800-meter freestyle and won gold in her first international relay, the women's 4x200-meter free.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition. But when the Fallston graduate finally had the chance, swimming in his first and only event in Barcelona, Spain, the 400-meter individual medley, he made the most of it. Kalisz dropped more than 2.5 seconds from his personal-best time to earn a silver medal in his first World Championships, finishing in 4 minutes, 9.22 seconds, just behind Japan's Daiya Seto's winning time of 4:08.69.
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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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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
The darkened arena pulsed with anticipation, the thousands of spectators roaring and their cameras flashing like giant fireflies as the boxers swaggered in, punching the air, bouncing on the balls of their feet and glaring like gladiators. And then, the chanting started for the favorite of this particular crowd: "Katie!" "Katie!" "Katie!" Despite the deafening cheers - officials at the ExCel Arena said it was one of loudest crowds of the Games so far at 113.7 decibels - you might also have heard a glass ceiling shattering: Boxing, the last Summer Olympics sport to be limited to men, opened its ranks to women for the first time here.
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Sports Digest | December 6, 2013
Et cetera Ledecky, Pelton win at AT&T Winter Nationals Bethesda native Katie Ledecky won the women's 500-yard freestyle at the AT&T Winter National Championships on Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn., with a time of 4 minutes, 32.37 seconds, just short of the U.S. record time. Towson resident Elizabeth Pelton won the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:54.15. College football: Towson (10-2) remained the top-ranked team in the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Lambert Meadowlands poll of Football Championship Subdivision teams.
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Sports Digest | September 16, 2013
Swimming Bethesda's Ledecky named Athlete of Year Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky of Bethesda was named USA Swimming Athlete of the Year at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention on Saturday. The 16-year-old also took home the Phillips 66 Performance Award for her record-breaking performance in the 1500-meter free at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Ledecky earned four gold medals and broke two world records at the event. She broke world and U.S. records in the 1500-meter and 1800-meter freestyle and won gold in her first international relay, the women's 4x200-meter free.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz waited two weeks for Sunday's proceedings. He saw fellow Americans earn medal after medal at the FINA World Championships, yet he didn't have the chance to do so until the last day of competition. But when the Fallston graduate finally had the chance, swimming in his first and only event in Barcelona, Spain, the 400-meter individual medley, he made the most of it. Kalisz dropped more than 2.5 seconds from his personal-best time to earn a silver medal in his first World Championships, finishing in 4 minutes, 9.22 seconds, just behind Japan's Daiya Seto's winning time of 4:08.69.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2013
Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to do it. Ledecky won her final swim in Barcelona, Spain, by adding her second world record of the meet, topping Rebecca Adlington's former mark set in 2008 with a time of 8 minutes, 13.86 seconds. "It's good to finish off on a great note," said Ledecky, who previously won the 400 free and 4x200 free relay.
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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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From Sun staff reports | June 27, 2013
On the second night of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, several swimmers with local ties clinched spots in Barcelona, Spain, for next month's FINA World Aquatic Championships. Elizabeth Pelton, 19, a California sophomore from Towson, qualified for her third world championships on Wednesday after finishing second in the 200-meter backstroke behind the world-record holder, a future college teammate, Missy Franklin. Pelton's time of 2 minutes, 6.29 seconds topped her personal best by more than 1.2 seconds and is the second-fastest swim in the world this year.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
And then there was one. Michael Phelps came up golden again today swimming his last individual race, the 100-meter butterfly. He has just his leg in the 400-meter medley relay left to swim in these Olympic Games - or any other for that matter. “I'm just happy that the last [individual] one was a win,” Phelps said. “That's all I really wanted coming into the night.” His gold medal in the 200 IM on Thursday marked the first time a male swimmer has won the same event in three straight Olympics.
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Sports Digest | August 22, 2014
Et cetera Ledecky wins twice; Taylor Murray to Ky. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda earned two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Ledecky, 17, the World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, took the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 55.74 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of her nearest rival. She then won the 800 freestyle in 8:11.35, just 0.35 outside the world record she set less than two months ago. Michael Phelps of Baltimore, competing in his first international meet since retiring after London 2012, is scheduled to make his first appearance today.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
The darkened arena pulsed with anticipation, the thousands of spectators roaring and their cameras flashing like giant fireflies as the boxers swaggered in, punching the air, bouncing on the balls of their feet and glaring like gladiators. And then, the chanting started for the favorite of this particular crowd: "Katie!" "Katie!" "Katie!" Despite the deafening cheers - officials at the ExCel Arena said it was one of loudest crowds of the Games so far at 113.7 decibels - you might also have heard a glass ceiling shattering: Boxing, the last Summer Olympics sport to be limited to men, opened its ranks to women for the first time here.
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By Jean Marbella and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
And then there was one. Michael Phelps came up golden again today swimming his last individual race, the 100-meter butterfly. He has just his leg in the 400-meter medley relay left to swim in these Olympic Games - or any other for that matter. “I'm just happy that the last [individual] one was a win,” Phelps said. “That's all I really wanted coming into the night.” His gold medal in the 200 IM on Thursday marked the first time a male swimmer has won the same event in three straight Olympics.
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