Women’s NCAA Champs: Georgia’s Kara Lynn Joyce Takes the 50 Free

By Phillip Whitten

50 meter freestyle

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18. IN prelims, Georgia freshman Kara Lynn Joyce set an NCAA, American and US Open record of 24.21, as seven women broke 25 seconds. The final, with Auburn’s four determined Tigers filling half the lanes, promised to be super-fast.

It was. Showing poise beyond her 18 years, Joyce used a fast turn to take a tiny lead from Auburn’s Coparropa, a Panamanian. At the wall it was Joyce – the pride of Ann Arbor – in 24.24, Coparropa, 24.41 in a finish that looked a lot closer than the electronic clock said it was.

Official Results: 50-Meter Freestyle Finals

EVENT: 4 WOMEN's 50 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: :24.80 Courtney Shealy Georgia 2000
World Record: :23.59 Therese Alshammar SWE 2000
American Record: :24.52 Jenny Thompson USA 2000
US Open Record: :24.49 Alison Sheppard GBR 2002
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: :22.88
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: :23.04

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR GEORGIA :24.21** :24.24
** NCAA Record: American Record: US Open Record:
2) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR AUBURN :24.64 :24.41
3) PLATZER, SARA SR UCLA :24.80 :24.68
4) SHORT, BECKY SR AUBURN :24.60 :24.97
5) KOLUKANOVA, JANA SO AUBURN :24.87 :25.01
6) WANEZEK, SARAH JR TEXAS :24.88 :25.09
7) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR STANFORD :24.99 :25.23
8) ANDERSON, JENNI JR AUBURN :25.09 :25.66

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) SWINDLE, CHRISTINA FR AUBURN :25.24 :25.11
10) GEOROFF, ANDREA JR GEORGIA :25.15 :25.25
11) BONCHER, BROOKE SO RICHMOND :25.23 :25.26
12) POMEROY, LAURA SO SOUTHERN METHOD. :25.21 :25.40
13) MEGHAN, MEDENDORP SR INDIANA :25.36 :25.54
13) SKAGGS, HEATHER JR SOUTH CAROLINA :25.38 :25.54
15) MABRY, NEKA SR GEORGIA :25.12 :25.56
16) DANIELS, ELIZABETH SR BROWN :25.37 :25.66

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