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Women's NCAAs, Day 3: Kara Lynn Joyce Takes the 100 Free in NCAA Record -- March 20, 2004

By Phillip Whitten

100 meter freestyle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 20. THIS kid, this Kara Lynn Joyce kid, is good, and I mean gooood!

And as she gains in confidence with every race, she’s getting better. And faster.

The Georgia freshman, already an American record-holder in the 100 free, simply put it to her seven 54-second competitors. Right from the start.

Joyce turned in 25.59 seconds, half a second ahead of her nearest pursuer. Then she powered home with the fastest second 50. It added up to 53.15 seconds, a new NCAA and US Open record.

South Carolina’s Jennifer Van Assen, having a spectacular meet, came from sixth at the 50 to grab the silver in 54.38.


Official Results: 100-Meter Freestyle Finals

EVENT: 17 WOMEN's 100 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: :53.70 Courtney Shealy Georgia 2000
World Record: :52.17 Therese Alshammar SWE 2000
American Record: :52.92 Jenny Thompson USA 2000
US Open Record: :53.49 Jenny Thompson Stanford 1999
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: :49.78
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: :50.14

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR GEORGIA :54.40 :53.15**
:25.59 :27.56
** NCAA Record: US Open Record:
2) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR SOUTH CAROLINA :54.54 :54.38
:26.48 :27.90
3) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR STANFORD :54.88 :54.49
:26.62 :27.87
4) PLATZER, SARA SR UCLA :54.57 :54.59
:26.39 :28.20
5) SWINDLE, CHRISTINA FR AUBURN :54.73 :55.08
:26.16 :28.92
6) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR AUBURN :54.43 :55.17
:26.06 :29.11
7) SHORT, BECKY SR AUBURN :54.86 :55.18
:26.40 :28.78
8) KEMP, HEATHER SR AUBURN :54.83 :55.63
:26.91 :28.72

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) KOLUKANOVA, JANA SO AUBURN :55.56 :54.98
:26.50 :28.48
10) GEOROFF, ANDREA JR GEORGIA :55.41 :55.37
:27.37 :28***
11) PERRUQUET, JESSI SR NORTH CAROLINA :55.38 :55.39
:26.66 :28.73
12) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR WISCONSIN :55.47 :55.46
:26.67 :28.79
13) McCULLOUGH, AMY JR MICHIGAN :55.51 :55.49
:27.16 :28.33
14) WANEZEK, SARAH JR TEXAS :55.52 :55.52
:26.62 :28.90
15) TOWNSEND, DANIELLE JR TEXAS A&M :55.34 :55.54
:27.06 :28.48
16) SKAGGS, HEATHER JR SOUTH CAROLINA :55.48 :55.72
:27.01 :28.71