Florida’s Spofforth Claims 200 Back Title

By Jason Marsteller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 10. FLORIDA's Gemma Spofforth went out fast and held off all challengers with a 1:52.96 in the 200 back. Incredibly, Spofforth, when Florida signed her, she had sat out a year due to illness. Nice freshman year, to end with an NCAA title, don't you think?

Stanford's Julia Smit placed second in 1:53.39, while Georgia's Aleksandra Putra took third in 1:53.71.

In the team fight, Auburn stretched its lead to 421-390 over Arizona. California remained in third with 267.5 points, while Stanford closed with a fourth-place tally of 267. Georgia stood in fifth with 222 points.

Click here to hear from Spofforth after the win.

NCAA Division I Champ. Meet 3/10/2007 – 19:35PM

NCAA Women's D1 Championships – 3/8/2007 to 3/10/2007

Event 16 Women 200 Yard Backstroke

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NCAA: N 1:49.52 3/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin, California

American: A 1:49.52 3/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin, California

US Open: O 1:49.52 3/23/2002 Natalie Coughlin, California

Pool: P 1:53.12 Misty Hyman, Stanford

Name Year School Prelims Finals Points

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=== A – Final ===

1 Spofforth, Gemma FR FLOR 1:54.42 1:52.96P 20

26.22 55.07 (28.85)

1:25.00 (29.93) 1:52.96 (27.96)

2 Smit, Julia FR STAN 1:55.24 1:53.39 17

27.28 55.91 (28.63)

1:24.75 (28.84) 1:53.39 (28.64)

3 Putra, Aleksandra SO GEO 1:55.67 1:53.71 16

26.96 55.52 (28.56)

1:24.72 (29.20) 1:53.71 (28.99)

4 Retrum, Leah JR FLOR 1:54.91 1:54.06 15

27.00 55.41 (28.41)

1:24.58 (29.17) 1:54.06 (29.48)

5 Heiss, Kristen SO TA&M 1:54.45 1:54.09 14

27.31 55.95 (28.64)

1:24.55 (28.60) 1:54.09 (29.54)

6 Iversen, Caitlin FR ARIZ 1:55.07 1:55.23 13

27.05 55.89 (28.84)

1:25.26 (29.37) 1:55.23 (29.97)

7 Altmann, Romy SR FSU 1:55.69 1:55.36 12

27.55 56.33 (28.78)

1:25.56 (29.23) 1:55.36 (29.80)

8 Marik, Melissa FR AUB 1:55.98 1:56.69 11

27.44 56.64 (29.20)

1:26.58 (29.94) 1:56.69 (30.11)

=== B – Final ===

9 Bard, Presley FR IND 1:56.58 1:55.12 9

26.89 55.69 (28.80)

1:25.26 (29.57) 1:55.12 (29.86)

10 Goh, Rachel JR AUB 1:56.67 1:55.76 7

27.31 56.37 (29.06)

1:26.10 (29.73) 1:55.76 (29.66)

11 McLane, Julianne SO AUB 1:56.22 1:56.28 6

27.21 56.41 (29.20)

1:26.19 (29.78) 1:56.28 (30.09)

12 McCawley, Margo SO AUB 1:56.16 1:56.53 5

27.54 56.76 (29.22)

1:26.83 (30.07) 1:56.53 (29.70)

13 Tomes, Megan SR TENN 1:56.95 1:56.87 4

26.93 55.61 (28.68)

1:25.70 (30.09) 1:56.87 (31.17)

14 Carman, Anja JR SMU 1:56.00 1:57.04 3

27.52 57.15 (29.63)

1:27.31 (30.16) 1:57.04 (29.73)

15 Boritzke, Andrea FR ARIZ 1:56.50 1:57.39 2

27.51 57.22 (29.71)

1:27.18 (29.96) 1:57.39 (30.21)

16 Ewing, Emile SO AUB 1:56.87 1:57.83 1

27.47 57.04 (29.57)

1:27.54 (30.50) 1:57.83 (30.29)

=== Preliminaries ===

17 Thompson, Kathryn SO ARIZ 1:57.00

28.13 57.95 (29.82)

1:27.61 (29.66) 1:57.00 (29.39)

18 Parkhurst, Michelle SO CLEM 1:57.40

27.64 56.81 (29.17)

1:26.81 (30.00) 1:57.40 (30.59)

19 Ferritto, Elaine SR TEX 1:57.67

27.99 57.33 (29.34)

1:27.57 (30.24) 1:57.67 (30.10)

20 Johnson, Susan SR WISC 1:57.72

27.87 57.91 (30.04)

1:27.70 (29.79) 1:57.72 (30.02)

21 Neal, Emily FR TA&M 1:57.84

28.46 58.47 (30.01)

1:28.08 (29.61) 1:57.84 (29.76)

22 Skelos, Daphne FR PSU 1:57.86

27.81 57.57 (29.76)

1:27.87 (30.30) 1:57.86 (29.99)

23 Smith, Hannah SO MICH 1:58.05

27.64 57.25 (29.61)

1:27.29 (30.04) 1:58.05 (30.76)

24 Shaughnessy, Jenny SO MINN 1:58.07

28.15 57.81 (29.66)

1:28.06 (30.25) 1:58.07 (30.01)

24 Totura, Kelsey JR DU 1:58.07

28.04 57.37 (29.33)

1:27.45 (30.08) 1:58.07 (30.62)

26 Mackey, Nicole SR HAWA 1:58.27

26.97 56.10 (29.13)

1:26.80 (30.70) 1:58.27 (31.47)

27 Shoust, Andrea SR PITT 1:58.46

27.51 56.80 (29.29)

1:27.23 (30.43) 1:58.46 (31.23)

28 Christensen, Mei FR VA 1:58.57

28.05 58.12 (30.07)

1:28.13 (30.01) 1:58.57 (30.44)

28 Vaziri, Leila SR IND 1:58.57

27.46 57.29 (29.83)

1:27.65 (30.36) 1:58.57 (30.92)

30 Tsai, Sherry SR CAL 1:58.67

27.64 57.82 (30.18)

1:28.34 (30.52) 1:58.67 (30.33)

31 Wilkinson, Julia SO TA&M 1:58.81

28.74 58.73 (29.99)

1:28.93 (30.20) 1:58.81 (29.88)

32 Short, Jenny SR KANS 1:58.82

27.33 57.29 (29.96)

1:28.25 (30.96) 1:58.82 (30.57)

33 Dewall, Deidre FR MINN 1:59.08

28.69 59.06 (30.37)

1:29.37 (30.31) 1:59.08 (29.71)

34 Rogers, Lauren SO CAL 1:59.31

27.69 57.46 (29.77)

1:28.23 (30.77) 1:59.31 (31.08)

35 Andrews, Lauren SR CAL 1:59.43

27.82 57.69 (29.87)

1:28.51 (30.82) 1:59.43 (30.92)

36 Axtell, Andrea SO STAN 1:59.49

28.50 58.26 (29.76)

1:28.86 (30.60) 1:59.49 (30.63)

37 Callaway, Morgan FR WVU 1:59.51

27.60 57.41 (29.81)

1:28.65 (31.24) 1:59.51 (30.86)

38 Jones, Ashley FR IND 1:59.66

27.67 57.36 (29.69)

1:28.53 (31.17) 1:59.66 (31.13)

39 White, Heather FR CAL 2:00.11

27.98 57.68 (29.70)

1:28.47 (30.79) 2:00.11 (31.64)

40 McGregory, Hayley JR USC 2:00.32

27.48 57.18 (29.70)

1:28.50 (31.32) 2:00.32 (31.82)

41 Howard, Ashley FR UNC 2:00.38

29.30 59.29 (29.99)

1:30.10 (30.81) 2:00.38 (30.28)

42 Arnold, Katie SR UCLA 2:00.55

28.00 58.06 (30.06)

1:29.06 (31.00) 2:00.55 (31.49)

43 Akradi, Roxane JR MINN 2:00.57

27.88 57.92 (30.04)

1:29.14 (31.22) 2:00.57 (31.43)

44 Barnes, Jessica SR PSU 2:02.88

29.24 59.76 (30.52)

1:31.03 (31.27) 2:02.88 (31.85)

45 Stephenson, Whitney FR USC 2:04.38

28.74 59.79 (31.05)

1:32.16 (32.37) 2:04.38 (32.22)

Women – Team Rankings – Through Event 16

1. Auburn 421 2. Arizona 390

3. California 267.5 4. Stanford 267

5. Georgia 222 6. Texas A&M 181.5

7. Florida 177 8. Texas 156

9. Michigan 147 10. Tennessee 98

11. Indiana 90.5 12. Kentucky 66

13. Arizona State 55 14. Florida State 52

15. California, Los Angeles 51.5 16. Minnesota 49

17. Princeton 33 18. Houston 31

19. Pennsylvania State 27 20. Purdue 26

21. Southern Methodist 25 22. Southern California 22

23. Miami 21 23. Louisiana State 21

25. Notre Dame 20 26. Wisconsin 19

27. North Carolina 18 27. Virginia Tech 18

29. Hawaii 15 30. Gardner-Webb 13

31. Florida Atlantic 12 32. California, Irvine 11

33. Washington State 10 34. Washington 9

35. Oregon State 8 36. Rutgers 6

36. South Carolina 6 36. Syracuse 6

39. Virginia 4 40. Brigham Young 2

41. Richmond 1 41. Utah 1

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