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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 11:41 pm | Updated: 5:55 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Sun Devil Aquatics swimmers Whitney Lopus and Christine Olson swam in C Finals Monday on the first day of the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis.

Lopus finished 19th overall in the 200-meter butterfly with an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:13.27.

Olson finished 20th overall in the 200 breaststroke, also with an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:33.62.

The championships run through Saturday.


• The Maccabi Alumni Basketball Game, a fundraiser for Alex Heide, will be played 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ina Levine JCC on Scottsdale Road, north of Cactus on the east side of the road.

Heide was paralyzed from the neck down in a snowboarding accident.

Heide is hoping to attend the game.

To find out more about Heide, or to contribute, please visit

Coming out to support Heide will be his former Maccabi teammates, including current St. Mary’s University starting point guard Todd Golden and past and present high school players from Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, Scottsdale Chaparral, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Scottsdale Horizon, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Phoenix North, Fountain Hills, Phoenix Thunderbird and Phoenix Country Day.


• The Arizona Sting lost defenseman Mike Grimes, who was claimed by the Boston franchise in the National Lacrosse League expansion draft.

Grimes had one goal and three assists in 2007.

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