OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Wow, that kid from suburban Baltimore is something.
No, we're not talking about Michael Phelps.
Nineteen-year-old Katie Hoff stole the show at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, winning two events about 45 minutes apart Wednesday night and setting new American records in both.
Phelps reached the halfway point to setting his Beijing Games program, earning his third individual title of the trials in the 200-meter butterfly after also locking up a spot in at least one relay. The 23-year-old is on pace in his bid for eight wins in China to break Mark Spitz's 36-year-old record of seven golds.
And Hoff might be just as busy as her former teammate at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. She added the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley to her growing list of trials wins rallying to beat Natalie Coughlin in the second of those, no less.
"I'm in great shape," Hoff said after pulling off swimming's version of the daily double. "I've trained to swim a lot of events in one night. I'm glad my training pulled through."