NCAA Division I, Top 50 Times Posted: Coughlin Leads the Way

PHOENIX, Nov. 15. SwimInfo has posted the latest list of top 50 times for Division I for the 2002-2003 season (see below for link).

The University of California's Natalie Coughlin leads the way in the women's rankings, posting the nation's top collegiate time in six of the 13 dual meet individual events. Coughlin has the #1 time in the 100 free (48.05), 100 back (53.62), 200 back (1:57.38), 100 fly (51.90), 200 fly (1:56.44) and 400 IM (4:11.76).

Sara McLarty, University of Florida, is the only other woman to rank first in more than one event. McLarty sits in the top spot in the 500 (4:44.31) and 1000 yard free (9:41.53).

Pac-10 swimmers have the #1 ranking in nine of 13 events. Aside from Coughlin, who has six #1 spots, Pac-10 leaders include: Tara Kirk, Stanford (100 breast, 1:00.69); Agnes Kovacs, Arizona State (2:13.40); and Kristen Caverly, Stanford (200 IM, 2:00.73).

Other female leaders are: Maritza Correia, Georgia (50 free, 22.62); and Jessi Perrequet, North Carolina (200 free, 1:47.09).

The top spots in the 13 men's events are occupied by 12 different individuals. Only Florida's Carlos Jayme has been able to record a #1 time in more than one event. The Brazilian sprinter ranks first in the 50 (20.11) and 100 yard free (44.13).

Three teams have three top rankings: Florida, Minnesota and Virginia. Aside from Jayme, Florida's Ian Chadsey also has a national top time — 2:00.11 in the 200 breast.

Minnesota's Terry Silkaitis ranks first in the 200 free (1:37.24), Todd Smolinski has the nation's fastest 100 back (48.56) while Jeff Hackler swam the swiftest 100 breast (54.92).

Virginia's Fran Crippen leads the nation in the 1000 free (8:59.53). Teammates Michael Raab (200 fly, 1:48.39) and Guy Yimsomruay (200 IM, 1:50.17) also boast #1 rankings.

Michigan has two swimmers ranked first in the USA: Peter Vanderkaay in the 500 free (4:26.23) and Chris DeJong in the 200 back (1:45.65).

Other top-ranked swimmers are Matt Marshall, Wisconsin (100 fly, 48.40) and Markus Rogan, Stanford (400 IM, 3:53.99).

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