GAINESVILLE, Florida, February 19. DURING prelims of today's Southeastern Conference Championships being held in Gainesville, Fla., Auburn's Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace shocked the crowd with a U.S. Open and NCAA record in the women's 100-yard free.
Vanderpool-Wallace, who hails from Nassau, Bahamas, ripped off a sparkling time of 46.81. That swim not only beat Natalie Coughlin's NCAA record of 47.00 set for California back in 2003, but also downed Coughlin's U.S. Open mark of 46.85 clocked in 2007.
=== Preliminaries ===
1 Arianna Vanderp JR Auburn 47.44 46.81AA
22.35 46.81 (24.46)
She proved during finals that the time wasn't a fluke as she matched her U.S. Open and NCAA record with another 46.81.
=== A – Final ===
1 Arianna Vanderp JR Auburn 46.81 46.81AA 20
22.51 46.81 (24.30)