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Phillips takes sixth at Olympic swim trials

By Staff reports
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Tim Phillips
Tim Phillips, a former Parkersburg High standout, finished sixth Sunday in the men's 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb.Phillips turned in a time of 52.54 seconds in the finals in his last event during his second Olympic Trials. He was seeded as the third-fastest swimmer in the two-lap race. Phillips previously swam the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle at the trials.Simpkins winner of NASCAR contestKevin Simpkins of Huntington was the winner of the Great Gazette NASCAR Race for the Quaker State 400. Simpkins scored six total points, correctly predicting a second-place finish for Kasey Kahne and fourth place for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Simpkins wins $100 for the race and qualifies for the season-ending blowout worth $400 more to the winner.The Great Gazette NASCAR Race returns July 29 for the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis.  
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