Women’s NCAAs, Day 2: Auburn’s Margaret Hoelzer — Outside Smoke! — Takes the 200 Free in NCAA Record Time

By Phillip Whitten

200 meter freestyle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 19. LAST year Auburn’s Heather Kemp and North Carolina’s Jessi Perruquet tied for the title in the 200 free. Tonight they were back: Kemp in lane 5, Perruquet, a fast closer in lane 7. Top qualifier was South Carolina’s Jennifer Van Assen. Which one would win?

The answer: None of the above.

Over in lane one, backstroker Margaret Hoelzer decided to go for it.

Good choice!

It was classic Outside Soke.

Unseen by the competitors battling in the middle of the pool, Hoelzer simply took off. Leading all the way, she split 56.68 at the 100 and touched home in an NCAA record 1:56.16, one-and-a-half seconds ahead of fast-closing Van Assen. Perruquet was third in 1:57.96.

The old NCAA mark was 1:57.33 by Georgia's Maritza Correia.

Official Results: 200-Meter Freestyle Finals

EVENT: 10 WOMEN's 200 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: 1:57.33 Maritza Correia Georgia 2000
World Record: 1:54.04 Lindsay Benko USA 2002
American Record: 1:54.04 Lindsay Benko USA 2002
US Open Record: 1:55.41 Martina Moravcova SVK 2001
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 1:47.61
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:48.42

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) HOELZER, MARGARET JR AUBURN 1:58.49 1:56.16**
:27.35 :29.33 :29.61 :29.87
** NCAA Record:
2) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR SOUTH CAROLINA 1:57.70 1:57.66
:27.56 :30.13 :30.21 :29.76
3) PERRUQUET, JESSI SR NORTH CAROLINA 1:58.43 1:57.96
:27.59 :29.68 :30.25 :30.44
4) CHANDLER, ASHLEY SO CALIFORNIA 1:58.13 1:57.99
:27.61 :29.69 :30.24 :30.45
5) KEMP, HEATHER SR AUBURN 1:57.97 1:58.24
:27.64 :29.97 :30.55 :30.08
6) HAYES, JESSICA JR ARIZONA 1:58.15 1:58.30
:27.77 :30.09 :30.40 :30.04
7) PIPER, CARLY JR WISCONSIN 1:58.34 1:58.57
:28.05 :30.02 :30.42 :30.08
8) JOHNSON, MELISSA FR ARIZONA 1:59.02 2:00.42
:28.19 :30.38 :30.96 :30.89

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) SZIGETI, FLORENCIA JR ARIZONA STATE 1:59.22 1:58.48
:28.64 :30.08 :29.91 :29.85
10) ARSENAULT, SAMANTHA JR GEORGIA 1:59.15 1:58.75
:28.21 :29.99 :30.34 :30.21
11) MEDINA, LAUREN JR CALIFORNIA 1:59.09 1:58.81
:27.61 :30.13 :30.78 :30.29
12) SMITH, LINDSEY FR MICHIGAN 1:59.39 1:59.43
:28.34 :30.10 :30.67 :30.32
12) COLGIN, DOHERTY SO INDIANA 1:59.88 1:59.43
:28.40 :30.01 :30.28 :30.74
14) HARDT, JULIE SR GEORGIA 1:59.60 1:59.46
:28.81 :30.23 :30.36 :30.06
15) UHLE, MARIETTA SO FLORIDA 1:59.83 1:59.68
:28.47 :30.14 :30.56 :30.51
16) ELLIS, JAIME SR FLORIDA 1:59.55 2:00.05
:28.21 :30.39 :30.79 :30.66

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