US World Champs Trials, Day 1: One Event, One Upset — Komisarz Takes the 100 Fly

By Phillip Whitten
Photos by Peter Bick

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 1. ONE Thing seemed crystal clear after this morning’s prelim in the women’s 100-meter fly: the real battle would be for the #2 spot.

Natalie Coughlin swam a relaxed 58.97, the only sub-59 effort of the morning and seemed to have the event well in hand. Her Olympic teammate, late-bloomer Rachel Komisarz, and Georgia’s Mary Descenza, who missed making the US Olympic team in this event last year and wanted to make amends, would be fighting for that all-precious #2 spot.

But it didn’t quite work out that way.

It all appeared to be going according to form, with Natalie turning first in 27.33, well ahead of Komisarz, at 27.69 and Descenza 13-hundredths farther back. Then Natalie began to feel the effects of her swift first lap and her two challengers began creeping up on her.

At the 75-meter mark, Komisarz caught and then passed the leader and, a few strokes later so did Descenza. At the wall, it was Komisarz the upset winner in 58.56, followed by Descenza at 58.76. Coughlin struggled home in 59.15.

2005 World Championship Trials
Indianapolis 2005
50 meter pool

Event 101
1 APR 2005 – 18:00
Women’s 100m Butterfly
100m Papillon Femmes

FINAL RESULTS
CLASSEMENT FINALES
Finals
Finales

WR 56.61 de BRUIJN Inge Sydney (AUS) 17 SEP 2000 NED
AR 57.58 TORRES DARA Indianapolis (USA) 9 AUG 2000 USA
US 56.64 DE BRUIJN INGE Federal Way (USA) 22 JUL 2000 NED

Rank Name YB Club Result Points R.T. LN 50m
A-FINAL:
1. KOMISARZ RACHEL 76 LAK-KY 0.69 27.69 58.56 976 5
2. DESCENZA MARY 84 ABSCGA 0.75 27.82 58.76 971 3
3. COUGHLIN NATALIE 82 CAL-PC 0.77 27.33 59.15 962 4
4. CHRISTIANSON DEMERAE 81 AUB-SE 0.72 27.97 59.70 948 7
5. SIMS AMANDA 89 SRN-PC 0.71 28.35 59.92 942 6
6. HOELZER MARGARET 83 AUB-SE 0.85 28.01 1:00.09 938 2
7. VOLLMER DANA 87 FASTNT 0.79 28.22 1:00.12 938 8
8. KIRK DANA 84 SU-PC 0.67 28.32 1:00.17 936 1

B-FINAL:
1. BREEDEN ELAINE 88 WA-KY 0.64 28.49 1:01.17 912 3
2. ANDREW CAITLIN 86 ASU-AZ 0.68 28.68 1:01.19 911 6
3. WANEZEK SARAH 82 UT-ST 0.70 28.52 1:01.28 909 2
4. JAMISON TANICA 81 TXLAST 0.72 28.70 1:01.37 907 4
5. DEGENSTEIN ANN 84 TWSTGU 0.82 29.07 1:01.43 905 8
6. VANDENBERG KIMBERLY 83 LAUCCA 0.68 29.05 1:01.48 904 5
7. WEIMAN CANDACE 83 UF-FL 0.69 28.85 1:01.59 901 1
8. SCROGGY MORGAN 88 THSCOR 0.82 29.16 1:02.10 889 7

C-FINAL:
1. THOMAS TARA 89 NOVACA 0.74 28.60 1:01.55 902 2
2. KOZAK MARISA 83 USC-CA 0.70 29.09 1:01.59 901 3
3. BONCHER BROOKE 83 UN01VA 0.72 28.02 1:01.65 900 5
4. AXTELL ANDREA 86 TXLAST 0.67 29.02 1:02.10 889 1
5. HARRIGAN KELLY 84 RUTUNJ 0.78 29.10 1:02.30 884 6
6. SUTTON STEFANIE 88 TSC-PN 0.68 29.21 1:02.45 880 8
7. DWELLEY KATE 89 TERAPC 0.87 29.22 1:02.67 875 7
8. BOTEK ANNE 88 EST-MD 0.72 28.26 1:03.00 866 4

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