Stitts and Beard Swim Third and Fourth Fastest 100 Breaststroke World Times of the Year

By John Lohn

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 8. PREDICTED to be the deepest field in this year’s Trials, the women’s 100 breaststroke did not disappoint during the morning preliminaries, as Staciana Stitts and Amanda Beard uncorked the third and fourth-fastest times in the world this year.

Stitts, a 2000 Olympian, hit the wall in 1:07.20 during the sixth heat, finishing ahead of Megan Quann, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the event. Quann placed second in the heat, going 1:09.28. Stitts’ time was just off the meet record of 1:07.12, established by Quann in 2000.

Beard, who owns a share of the world record in the 200 breast, turned in an effort of 1:07.62, as she prevailed in the seventh heat, ahead of Kristy Kowal, the silver medalist at the Sydney Games in the 200 breast. Kowal recorded a time of 1:09.20.

Tara Kirk, the short-course world-record holder in the 100 breast, finished second in the fifth heat, as her time of 1:08.71 was just off the winning time of 1:08.67, registered by Jessica Hardy, Swimming World magazines’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke
100m Brasse Femmes

WR 1:06.37 JONES Leisel Barcelona (ESP) 21 JUL 2003 AUS
AR 1:07.05 QUANN Megan Sydney (AUS) 18 SEP 2000 USA
US 1:06.95 HEYNS Penny Los Angeles (USA) 18 JUL 1999 RSA
TR 1:07.12 QUANN Megan Indianapolis (USA) 10 AUG 2000 USA
Rank Name YB Nation Result Behind R.T. HT LN 50m
STITTS Staciana USA 81 1:07.20 1. q 0.78 6 5 31.69
BEARD Amanda USA 81 1:07.62 2. 0.42 q 0.69 7 4 32.32
HARDY Jessica USA 87 1:08.67 3. 1.47 q 0.92 5 5 32.30
KIRK Tara USA 82 1:08.71 4. 1.51 q 0.90 5 4 32.22
KOWAL Kristy USA 78 1:09.20 5. 2.00 q 0.74 7 5 32.60
QUANN Megan USA 84 1:09.28 6. 2.08 q 0.67 6 4 31.95
ERTTER Lindsey USA 82 1:09.64 7. 2.44 q 0.73 7 3 32.99
BRUCE Caroline USA 86 1:09.66 8. 2.46 q 0.72 6 3 32.86

WAGNER Jessica USA 81 1:09.72 9. 2.52 q 0.66 6 7 32.43
SIEPER Erin USA 84 1:10.41 10. 3.21 q 0.87 5 2 33.56
ROBY Ashley USA 80 1:10.48 11. 3.28 q 0.82 5 6 33.41
TINNON Elizabeth USA 85 1:10.52 12. 3.32 q 0.74 6 2 33.13
ANDRADE Lisa USA 79 1:10.65 13. 3.45 q 0.77 3 4 33.41
HEHN Keri USA 81 1:11.36 14. 4.16 q 0.82 4 4 33.73
SONI Rebecca USA 87 1:11.59 15. 4.39 q 0.77 7 7 34.23
BRISKIE Erin USA 84 1:11.62 16. 4.42 q 0.84 3 3 34.11

SPANN Lexi USA 86 1:11.65 17. 4.45 1 0.80 6 1 33.99
SARNECKI Amalia USA 84 1:11.78 18. 4.58 2 0.74 3 6 34.15
PANGILINAN Jaclyn USA 86 1:12.04 19. 4.84 0.70 4 7 33.99
DELURGIO Rosanna USA 83 1:12.09 20. 4.89 0.85 5 7 33.84
JENSEN Alicia USA 86 1:12.14 21. 4.94 0.73 7 8 33.74
STEIN Kelli USA 82 1:12.17 22. 4.97 0.78 2 4 34.21
LANGE Lindsay USA 81 1:12.19 23. 4.99 1.13 5 1 33.66
CLARK Corrie USA 82 1:12.20 24. 5.00 0.68 7 6 33.81
CASTANEDA Felicia USA 86 1:12.23 25. 5.03 0.73 4 3 33.71
PATTERSON Genevieve USA 86 1:12.33 26. 5.13 0.88 5 8 33.71
KLEIN Melissa USA 84 1:12.55 27. 5.35 0.83 7 2 34.59
SWANDER Laura USA 82 1:12.79 28. 5.59 0.65 4 2 34.28
WOODRING Kristen USA 82 1:12.92 29. 5.72 0.86 5 3 33.81
RUSHING Marcy USA 79 1:13.05 30. 5.85 0.72 4 6 34.12
SCHMIDT Heidi USA 82 1:13.08 31. 5.88 0.70 7 1 33.94
LIU Erica USA 86 1:13.22 32. 6.02 0.73 6 6 34.61
ORSTEIN Kaitlyn USA 85 1:13.24 33. 6.04 0.85 3 8 33.66
STANCHOCK Courtney USA 83 1:13.33 34. 6.13 0.82 4 8 33.53
MUELLER Justine USA 86 1:13.35 35. 6.15 0.74 1 6 34.70
KILKUTS Courtney USA 87 1:13.42 36. 6.22 0.77 1 5 33.96
BABICZ Anne USA 85 1:13.43 37. 6.23 0.89 3 2 34.07
MARTIN Jillian USA 81 1:13.48 38. 6.28 0.78 2 7 34.72
CHANDLER Ann USA 87 1:13.50 39. 6.30 0.77 4 5 33.86
BAILIS Jessica USA 86 1:13.58 40. 6.38 0.76 3 7 34.03
MCINTYRE Melissa USA 87 1:13.65 41. 6.45 0.74 1 1 33.58
PERRY Jessica USA 88 1:13.68 42. 6.48 0.76 1 2 34.43
HALL Whitney USA 88 1:13.72 43. 6.52 0.73 3 5 34.46
BASTIEN Jill USA 86 1:13.76 44. 6.56 0.81 1 4 34.96
MACGREGOR Abby USA 88 1:13.76 44. 6.56 0.85 1 7 34.69
STUPP Julie USA 86 1:13.80 46. 6.60 0.71 2 2 34.60
BRUCE Elizabeth USA 84 1:13.96 47. 6.76 0.75 2 8 34.78
WANLAND Ashley USA 90 1:13.97 48. 6.77 0.79 2 6 34.89
GILBERT Kirsten USA 83 1:14.19 49. 6.99 0.74 1 3 34.66
SMITH Lyndsey USA 88 1:14.39 50. 7.19 0.82 6 8 34.65
HOUSTON Kathryn USA 87 1:14.66 51. 7.46 0.72 4 1 35.05
DAVIS Laura USA 84 1:14.70 52. 7.50 0.73 2 3 35.62
PAYNE Lindsay USA 82 1:15.30 53. 8.10 0.79 3 1 35.18
OHLGREN Jensen USA 88 1:15.73 54. 8.53 0.84 2 1 34.66
MCGETTRICK Greer USA 82 1:16.30 55. 9.10 0.75 2 5 35.77

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