50°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
82°
61°
10%
Mon
82°
61°
50%
Tue
82°
63°
50%
TrueView© Local Radar

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Phelps 9th-fastest in 200 freestyle at Charlotte

10 months ago Friday, May 16, 2014 7:12:34 AM CDT May 16, 2014 Friday, May 16 2014 May 16, 2014 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Phelps had the ninth-fastest time in the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle at the Charlotte Grand Prix.

Racing in the final heat Friday morning with defending Olympic champion Yannick Angel of France, Phelps trailed from the first turn. He looked sluggish on the third lap, but came on strong at the end to touch in 1 minute, 51.69 seconds.

That was fast enough to earn a qualifying time for nationals this summer. Michael Klueh (1:51.52) touched first, followed by Angel (1:51.61).

All three were slower that six swimmers in earlier heats, led by Conor Dwyer, a teammate of Phelps' at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. His time was 1:49.31. The top eight advance to the evening "A'' final, while Phelps' time puts him in the "B'' final if he chooses to swim.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Sunny
75°
55°
Sun
Partly Cloudy
82°
61°
Mon
PM T-Storms
82°
61°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
82°
63°
Wed
Showers
75°
64°