Hoff Unloads Swift Performance in 200 I.M. at NBAC Long Course Championships -- June 13, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md., June 13. CONTINUING her impressive preparation for the World Championships in Montreal, Katie Hoff won two more events on Sunday at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Long Course Championships.
Hoff, who recently turned 16 years old, cranked out a dazzling mark of 2:13.52 in the 200 individual medley, good for a victory over her NBAC teammate Courtney Kalisz (2:19.24). In April, Hoff set an American record in the shorter medley, as she clocked 2:11.24 at the World Championship Trials. In Montreal, Hoff could make a run at Wu YanYan’s world record of 2:09.72, set in 1997.
Aside from blazing a spectacular time in the 200 I.M., Hoff won the 400 freestyle with a quality performance of 4:12.74. Slated to swim both I.M. races and the 200 free in Montreal, Hoff also swam the preliminaries of the 200 breaststroke (2:34.16), but scratched out of the evening finals. Kalisz collected a win in the 100 backstroke, going 1:05.40. (Photo: Stephen J. Thomas)