Found November 11, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Lochte has enjoyed his celebrity status since adding five Olympic medals to his resume during the London Games. Now it's time to get back to business, with the short-course world championships coming up next month. "After London I've just been doing so many different things like cameos for TV shows, all these appearances, and you can get caught up in it," the three-time Olympian said Sunday night after winning two events on the final day of the Minneapolis Grand Prix. "But I knew if I wanted to go to short-course worlds, I had to stop all that and start training again." Lochte and fellow Olympic star Missy Franklin each coasted to victories in their first major competition since the London Games, winning two events apiece on the final night of the short-course event. Franklin won the 200-meter backstroke and the 100-meter freestyle. Lochte easily outpaced his competition in the 200 individual medley and the 200 backstroke. Both Olympians finished with five wins apiece during the first races of the six-meet series. "I'm pretty pleased with the outcome of all my races that I had at this meet," Lochte said after signing autographs for fans at the University of Minnesota. "It's just a little stepping stone for how well I want to do at short-course worlds." Lochte began his evening by completing the 200 IM in 1 minute, 45.62 seconds. University of Minnesota swimmers Kyler Van Swol (1:49.24) and Brandon Hatanaka (1:50.75) took second and third, respectively. Lochte's time of 1:41.43 in the 200 back was nearly three seconds faster than second-place finisher Arkady Vyatchanin. Earlier in the weekend, Lochte won the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 100 backstroke. Franklin, meanwhile, was all smiles a weekend after signing to swim at the University of California for coach Teri McKeever, who also was her Olympic coach. "It's been so long since London, and I've been looking forward to this for so long, just to get back in the water and get racing again," Franklin said shortly after winning the 100 freestyle in 48.31 seconds. Erin Caflisch finished second in the 100 free in 49.65 seconds, and Kathryn McLaughlin took third at 49.77. Earlier in the night, Franklin won her fourth event of the weekend by finishing nearly six seconds ahead of her closest competitor in the 200 backstroke. She touched in 1:50.10.

Franklin double winner at Minneapolis swim meet

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Missy Franklin won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke, and fellow Olympian Ryan Lochte took the men's 100 back at the Minneapolis Grand Prix on Saturday night.It was Franklin's third victory in the season's first Grand Prix meet, having won the 200 freestyle with a national age-group record time Friday. In the 50 free, she touched in 22.15...

Franklin, Lochte win at Minneapolis Grand Prix

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Olympian Missy Franklin won the 200-meter butterfly with a national age-group record and fellow Olympian Ryan Lochte won two events on the opening night of the Minneapolis Grand Prix on Friday.Franklin won in 1 minute, 42.28 seconds to set a national record for 17-18-year-old girls. She was four seconds ahead of second-place Dagny Knutson, who touched in 1:46...
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