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NCAA Div. I Women: North Carolina Leads ACC Champs After Day One, with Florida State Close Behind -- February 22, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, MD., Feb. 21. THEIR fabled men's basketball team may have fallen on hard times this season but Coach Frank Comfort's Lady Tar Heel swimmers -- double-defending Atlantic Coast Conference champs -- are sitting pretty after Day 1 of this year's meet.

The 'Heels are ensconsed atop the standings with 204 points, followed by Florida State (195), Virginia (181), Clemson (114), North Carolina State (99), Maryland (94), Duke (87) and Georgia Tech (74).

The 'Heels had but one win this evening but it was a record-breaker, as senior Christy Watkins raced to an ACC meet-standard 22.45 to win the 50 free.

Her time -- an automatic NCAA cut -- is second-fastest nationally in the latest CSCAA/www.swiminfo.com rankings to Cal's Natalie Coughlin's 22.21 from the Longhorn Invitational in Austin last December.

Watkins' swim is just off the Carolina (and ACC) all-time record of 22.40 by Richelle Fox from the 1998 NCAA Championships in Minneapolis --a mark Watkins will be aiming to improve upon next month at the DI Championships in Austin, Texas.

(Fox, formerly known as Richelle DePold, is now married to ex-North Carolina State sprinter David Fox, who earned Olympic gold at Atlanta as part of the
United States' winning 400 free relay team.)

Watkins' old pr was 22.66 from this meet two years ago.

Another record-breaker was Virginia's Macedonian Olympian, Mirjana Boseveka, who went an ACC record 1:59.31 (NCAA auto) to win the 200 IM. Boseveka, who
had never before been under the "magic" 2:00.0 barrier (old pr: 2:00.59 from '00 ACCs), broke the conference mark of 1:59.57 by North Carolina's Erika Acuff from last year's NCAAs.

Carolina finished second and third here, with Katie Hathaway taking runner-up honors (2:00.76, NCAA auto) and Becky Acker (2:02.41) third.

In the 500 free, Virginia's Cara Lane -- defending NCAA 1650 champ -- stroked to an NCAA auto mark with her 4:42.35 win, followed by teammate Carlie Dykehouse's pr 4:44.55 (also NCAA auto).

Lane's pr is 4:39.60 which earned her a bronze at NCAAs in '01.

Clemson's Lady Tigers got the evening's proceedings off to a qwick start with their school-record 1:31.39 200 free relay win, just .05 off Maryland's ACC record from last year's meet and the nation's second fastest time to date this season.

UNC was third -- good for 32 points -- and scored another 32 with its bronze in the 400 medley relay, won by Florida State (3:42.00, consideration).

-- Bill Bell


2002 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE PARK, MD., FEB. 21


25 Yd. Pool

** ACC Record

* NCAA Automatic

# NCAA Consideration


Event 1 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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ACC Meet Rec: * 1:31.34 2/15/01 UNIV. OF MARYLAND
K Novotny, S Catterson, P Adamkova, K Bowman
ACC Record: # 1:31.34 2/15/01 UNIV. OF MARYLAND
K Novotny, S Catterson, P Adamkova, K Bowman
MD Pool: @ 1:31.39 2/21/02 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, Tigers-
C Woodruff, J Burtch, E Thieler, P Hider
MD School: & 1:31.34 2/15/01 UMD
1:31.09 NC-A
1:33.82 NC-B
School Finals
Points
===============================================================================
1 Clemson University 1:31.39#
40
1) Woodruff, Christie FR 2) Burtch, Jenna JR
3) Thieler, Elise JR 4) Hider, Patty SR
23.73 46.31 1:08.67 1:31.39
2 University of Virginia 1:31.64#
34
1) Crane, Lindsey JR 2) Roesch, Megan SR
3) Georoff, Andrea FR 4) Ellis, Carrie FR
23.05 46.13 1:09.40 1:31.64
3 University of North Carolina 1:31.72#
32
1) Perruquet, Jessica SO 2) Hathaway, Katie SR
3) Rulis, Stefanie SR 4) Watkins, Christy JR
23.15 46.20 1:09.66 1:31.72
4 Florida State University 1:31.90#
30
1) Lyes, Jennie FR 2) Cech, Christy SR
3) Dutton, Emma SO 4) Parkinson, Liz JR
23.87 46.25 1:08.81 1:31.90
5 Georgia Tech 1:35.40 28
1) Saum, Anna FR 2) Lentz, Jenny FR
3) Wallis, Moeko FR 4) Gilli, Sara FR
23.93 47.80 1:11.40 1:35.40
6 North Carolina State 1:35.64 26
1) Newell, Erika FR 2) Cone, Karen SR
3) Holman, Lindsay FR 4) Hastings, Andrea SR
23.74 47.25 1:11.23 1:35.64
7 Duke University 1:38.73 24
1) Gauger, Jen SR 2) Dommerich, Paige SR
3) Fay, Katie SO 4) Anderson, Chrissy FR
24.67 49.29 1:14.24 1:38.73
-- University of Maryland DQ
1) Adamkova, Petra SR 2) Bowman, Kelly SR
3) Weir, Cynthia FR 4) Lavell, Elizabeth FR
23.14 46.23 1:09.66 DQ

Event 2 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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ACC Meet Rec: * 4:42.35 2/21/02 CARA LANE, Cavaliers-
ACC Record: # 4:39.18 2/1/89 MITZI KREMER, Clemson
MD Pool: @ 4:42.35 2/21/02 CARA LANE, Cavaliers-
MD School: & 4:46.43 2/9/02 ELIZABETH LAVELL, TERPS
4:46.71 NC-A
4:55.31 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Lane, Cara JR Cavaliers 4:46.81 4:42.35@*
20
26.78 54.83 1:23.14 1:51.46 2:19.76 2:48.31 3:17.02 3:45.84
4:14.60 4:42.35
2 Dykehouse, Carlie SO Cavaliers 4:46.12 4:44.55*
17
27.15 55.82 1:25.01 1:54.46 2:23.48 2:52.56 3:21.10 3:49.37
4:17.20 4:44.55
3 Lavell, Elizabeth FR Terps 4:46.69 4:48.48#
16
26.16 54.60 1:23.96 1:53.40 2:22.89 2:52.47 3:21.74 3:51.26
4:20.55 4:48.48
4 Baly, Amy SO Cavaliers 4:50.20 4:49.07#
15
27.62 56.51 1:25.63 1:54.93 2:24.29 2:53.66 3:22.97 3:51.91
4:20.98 4:49.07
5 Smith, Whitney SO Tar Heels 4:48.61 4:49.95# - 14
27.54 56.75 1:26.25 1:55.68 2:25.18 2:54.68 3:23.95 3:52.93
4:21.72 4:49.95
6 Fiss, Melissa SR Tar Heels 4:50.58 4:50.63#
13
27.84 57.42 1:26.99 1:56.36 2:25.79 2:55.21 3:24.24 3:53.26
4:22.19 4:50.63
7 Wrenshall, Kate FR Cavaliers 4:51.26 4:52.31#
12
27.29 56.92 1:26.88 1:56.71 2:26.38 2:55.94 3:25.63 3:54.71
4:24.06 4:52.31
8 Lipskis, Laura FR Cavaliers 4:51.12 4:56.56 11
27.34 57.01 1:26.67 1:56.43 2:26.21 2:56.17 3:26.18 3:56.27
4:26.71 4:56.56


Event 3 Women 200 Yard IM
===============================================================================
ACC Meet Rec: * 1:59.31 2/21/02 MIRJANA BOSEVSKA, Cavaliers-
ACC Record: # 1:59.31 2/21/02 MIRJANA BOSEVSKA, Cavaliers-
MD Pool: @ 1:59.31 2/21/02 MIRJANA BOSEVSKA, Cavaliers-
MD School: & 2:02.68 11/17/01 LAVELL
2:01.05 NC-A
2:04.68 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Bosevska, Mirjana JR Cavaliers 2:02.31 1:59.31**
20
26.45 56.76 1:31.15 1:59.31
2 Hathaway, Katie SR Tar Heels 2:01.39 2:00.76*
17
27.67 58.20 1:32.01 2:00.76
3 Acker, Becky SO Tar Heels 2:03.56 2:02.41#
16
27.98 59.97 1:33.96 2:02.41
4 Cornet, Lauren SO Blue Devils 2:04.27 2:02.66#
15
27.59 1:00.63 1:34.24 2:02.66
5 Dutton, Emma SO Seminoles 2:03.33 2:02.83# 14
26.88 58.71 1:34.14 2:02.83
6 How, Lisa FR Seminoles 2:04.66#2:04.78 13
27.22 1:01.08 1:36.18 2:04.78
7 DeVinny, Cara FR Yellow Jackets 2:04.27# 2:04.87 12
27.82 59.49 1:35.73 2:04.87
8 Hancock, Lauren SO Blue Devils 2:04.95# 2:05.67
11
27.27 59.78 1:36.56 2:05.67


Event 4 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
ACC Meet Rec: * 22.45 2/21/02 CHRISTY WATKINS, Tar Heels-
ACC Record: # 22.40 2/1/98 RICHELLE FOX, UNC
MD Pool: @ 22.45 2/21/02 CHRISTY WATKINS, Tar Heels-
MD School: & 22.88 1999 NOVOTNY
22.82 NC-A
23.50 NC-B
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Final
1 Watkins, Christy JR Tar Heels 22.59 22.45*
20
2 Cech, Christy SR Seminoles 23.02 22.77*
17
3 Roesch, Megan SR Cavaliers 22.93 22.92#
16
4 Adamkova, Petra SR Terps 23.14 23.00#
15
5 Burtch, Jenna JR Tigers 23.03 23.02#
14
6 Thieler, Elise JR Tigers 23.29 23.13#
13
7 Georoff, Andrea FR Cavaliers 23.17 23.16#
12
8 Perruquet, Jessica SO Tar Heels 23.20 23.19#
11


Event 5 Women 1 mtr Diving
===============================================================================
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
Finals
1 McClow, Courtney FR Seminoles 276.20 289.25
20
2 Lerew, Chelsie SO Seminoles 302.35 287.45
17
3 Manning, Tiffany FR Seminoles 254.65 282.00
16
4 Sekeres, Michelle SR Seminoles 277.10 280.75
15
5 Bailey, Erin JR Wolfpack 257.45 274.60
14
6 Sharp, Alison JR Cavaliers 278.65 258.85
13
7 Lambie, Erin SR Wolfpack 241.95 247.90
12
8 Rehm, Jennifer SO Tar Heels 231.20 233.85
11


Event 6 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
===============================================================================
ACC Meet Rec: * 3:39.28 2/1/99 UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Iffland, Wizniuk, McCubbins, Cronk
ACC Record: # 3:39.28 2/1/99 UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Iffland, Wizniuk, McCubbins, Cronk
MD Pool: @ 3:39.28 1999 UVA
MD School: & 3:45.26 1999 UMD
3:39.60 NC-A
3:46.18 NC-B
School Finals
Points
===============================================================================
1 Florida State University 3:42.00#
40
1) Breen, Emily FR 2) Dutton, Emma SO
3) Nethercott, Candice SR 4) Cech, Christy SR
27.38 56.70 1:25.32 1:58.60 2:23.55 2:53.07 3:16.28 3:42.00
2 Clemson University 3:42.43#
34
1) Kroeger, Lindsey SO 2) Commons, Mandy JR
3) Thieler, Elise JR 4) Burtch, Jenna JR
27.68 56.71 1:25.13 1:58.27 2:22.76 2:52.90 3:16.47 3:42.43
3 University of North Carolina 3:44.49#
32
1) Turner, Janna JR 2) Acker, Becky SO
3) Freedman, Molly SO 4) Watkins, Christy JR
28.14 57.12 1:26.68 1:59.47 2:25.93 2:55.70 3:18.67 3:44.49
4 University of Maryland 3:47.84 30
1) Knepper, Megan FR 2) Martin, Jillian JR
3) Mallon, Bridget JR 4) Adamkova, Petra SR
27.64 57.92 1:27.93 2:01.95 2:27.33 2:56.42 3:20.63 3:47.84
5 Duke University 3:48.85 28
1) Fay, Katie SO 2) Cornet, Lauren SO
3) Hancock, Lauren SO 4) Halligan, Amy SO
27.23 57.51 1:26.89 2:00.63 2:26.17 2:56.41 3:21.31 3:48.85
6 Georgia Tech 3:51.00 26
1) Saum, Anna FR 2) Lentz, Jenny FR
3) DeVinny, Cara FR 4) Wallis, Moeko FR
27.45 56.45 1:26.34 2:01.45 2:28.64 2:58.70 3:23.74 3:51.00
7 North Carolina State 3:51.09 24
1) Newell, Erika FR 2) Cone, Karen SR
3) Herron, Elizabeth FR 4) Horn, Mandy SR
27.55 56.87 1:27.26 2:02.78 2:28.90 2:59.82 3:24.61 3:51.09
-- University of Virginia DQ
1) Crane, Lindsey JR 2) Anderson, Caitlin SR
3) Georoff, Andrea FR 4) Ellis, Carrie FR
28.76 58.86 1:29.32 2:04.31 2:29.84 3:00.25 3:23.96 DQ