Women’s NCAA Championships: USC’s Kaitlin Sandeno Just Misses World Mark in 200 IM, Sets NCAA Record

By Phillip Whitten

200 meter individual medley

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18. NOTRE Dame freshman Katie Carroll was the upset winner of the consols in the 200 IM, taking the lead at the halfway mark, lengthening it on the breaststroke leg and powering home to touch in 2:12.28.200 meter individual medley

The final featured Auburn’s Kirsty Coventry who set a new NCAA/US Open mark of 2:09.34 in prelims, doing battle with USC’s Kaitlin Sandeno and Arizona’s Whitney Myers.

Sandeno went for it from the start, taking the race to her opponents. For 175 meters she was ahead of Allison Wagner’s world record pace from 1993. Sandeno, a 2000 Olympian drove for the wall, but fell just short of a global mark. Still, her 2:08.11 was an American, NCAA and US Open record, and the second-fastest swim in history.

Coventry was second in 2:08.88, Myers third in 2:10.23.

Official Results: 200-Meter Individual Medley Finals

EVENT: 3 WOMEN's 200 Meter Individual Medley

NCAA Record: 2:10.69 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000
World Record: 2:07.79 Alison Wagner USA 1993
American Record: 2:07.79 Allison Wagner USA 1993
US Open Record: 2:09.39 Martina Moravcova SVK 1998
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 2:00.67
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 2:01.53

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) SANDENO, KAITLIN JR SOUTHERN CAL. 2:10.72 2:08.11**
:27.82 :31.06 :38.63 :30.60
** NCAA Record: US Open Record:
2) COVENTRY, KIRSTY JR AUBURN 2:09.34 2:08.88
:28.46 :31.82 :38.01 :30.59
3) MYERS, WHITNEY FR ARIZONA 2:11.06 2:10.23
:28.38 :32.56 :38.49 :30.80
4) ELLIS, JAIME SR FLORIDA 2:11.09 2:10.68
:28.98 :32.40 :39.43 :29.87
5) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR WISCONSIN 2:11.62 2:11.34
:28.79 :32.48 :39.68 :30.39
6) KOVACS, AGNES JR ARIZONA STATE 2:11.96 2:12.73
:29.26 :33.77 :37.98 :31.72
7) DUERK, LAUREN SO AUBURN 2:12.96 2:12.86
:30.39 :34.11 :37.15 :31.21
8) SVAHNSTROM, MALIN SR UCLA 2:12.85 2:13.74
:29.64 :33.69 :38.98 :31.43

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) CARROLL, KATIE FR NOTRE DAME 2:13.43 2:12.28
:29.32 :33.23 :38.96 :30.77
10) McCANN, KATIE FR FLORIDA 2:13.23 2:13.16
:29.31 :33.49 :38.90 :31.46
11) YEVAK, KATIE JR GEORGIA 2:13.47 2:13.28
:28.61 :34.25 :38.33 :32.09
12) HARM, TRICIA SO GEORGIA 2:13.90 2:13.58
:28.84 :34.01 :39.68 :31.05
13) GRIFFITH, NATALIE SR CALIFORNIA 2:13.80 2:14.08
:28.98 :33.95 :39.67 :31.48
14) DESCENZA, MARY SO GEORGIA 2:13.08 2:14.17
:28.80 :33.63 :41.56 :30.18
15) LUNSMANN, LESLIE SO AUBURN 2:13.44 2:14.35
:29.49 :34.35 :39.47 :31.04
16) MACKEY, NICOLE FR HAWAII 2:13.44 2:15.08
:29.45 :33.28 :40.06 :32.29

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