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Michael Phelps makes news; Katie Ledecky sets records

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Michael Phelps continues his swimming comeback with strong showing in Santa Clara
Katie Ledecky broke world records in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle in Houston

In the world of swimming, Michael Phelps grabbed most of the headlines over the weekend while continuing his comeback at a Northern California meet.

No surprise there.

But lost in the shuffle was a world-class performance by Katie Ledecky at a smaller meet near Houston.

Competing at the Woodlands Swim Team Senior Invitational, the 17-year-old Olympian broke world records on Saturday and Sunday, setting new marks in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle events. 

Ledecky told the Washington Post that she was "still a bit stunned from this whole weekend. It’s a great feeling.”

As for Phelps, he ended the week with a third-place finish in the 200-meter individual medley at the Santa Clara Grand Prix on Sunday. Earlier in the meet, he tied for first in the 100 butterfly and was second in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle.

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