North Baltimore's Gang of Three Smashes State Records at Annual Fall Fastival -- November 8, 2005
BALTIMORE, Maryland, November 8. AND the records just keep on falling. Three North Baltimore Aquatic Club teens trampled on the state record book at the annual NBAC Fall Fastival, held November 4-6.
Sixteen year-old Katie Hoff took down two of her own state records in the 100-yard freestyle (49.56) and the 200 freestyle (1:45.43). Felicia Lee, 13, bettered Hoff's old 100 yard fly mark with a 13-14 state record of 55.31, while also finishing first in her age group in the 200 fly (2:00.60) and the 400 IM (4:24.42). Courtney Kalisz, 15, won the 400 IM (4:17.65) and 200 IM (2:02.96), and added triumphs in the 100 backstroke (57.65) and 100 butterfly (57.09).
Having recently turned professional and inked by Octagon, Hoff also won the 100 breaststroke (1:03.14) and 200 breast (2:13.91). She is coming off a 2005 campaign in which she won gold at the World Championships in Montreal in the 200 and 400 individual medley events. Hoff also helped the U.S. to gold in the 800 free relay.