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Americans sweep open-water golds at Pan-Pacific

Updated: August 21, 2006, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- American teenagers Chip Peterson and Chloe Sutton won the 10-kilometer open water swimming competition at the Pan Pacific Championships on Monday.

Peterson, the 18-year-old world champion from Chapel Hill, N.C., swam the Elk Lake course in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 26.68 seconds.

Fran Crippen of Philadelphia earned a silver, finishing in 1:54:50.46. Travis Nederpelt of Australia was third in 1:55:16.89.

"The conditions were very ...

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