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Phelps sets meet record in Santa Clara

Updated: June 13, 2009, 12:24 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Even Michael Phelps can be wimpy about the weather.

The superstar from the Beijing Olympics clobbered the competition in the 200-meter butterfly at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix on Friday night.

Phelps touched first in 1 minute, 54.31 seconds, beating the field by 5.67 seconds.

He rarely swims outdoors, so the cool, windy evening wasn't exactly to his liking. Then he had to wait to retrieve his clothes after the event, when the basket containing ...

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