Women’s NCAAs, Day 2 Prelims: Stanford’s Captain (Tara) Kirk Beams Up an American Record in the 100m Breaststroke

By Phillip Whitten

100 meter breaststroke
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 19. There are only five heats in the 100 breast, with Stanford’s Tara Kirk a strong favorite to qualify first, perhaps challenging the world record.

Heat 1. Virginia Pate, Georgia, wins in 1:0.13

Heat 2. Lizzy Bruce, North Carolina, 1:09.27.

Heat 3. Oregon State’s Birte Steven out-touches Kristen Woodring, winning in 1:07.38.

Heat 4. In perhaps a preview of the German Olympic trials, Georgia’s sarah Poewe out-touched Florida’s Vipa Bernhardt, 1:07.02 to 1:07.26

Heat 5. One stroke into this race all doubt about the winner had been erased. The only question is whether Stanford’s Tara Kirk will break the American record of 1:05.74 by Georgia’s Kristy Kowal. Kirk turns in 31.24, right on record pace, with a full body length on the field. She touches in 1:05.44, a new American and NCAA mark and the world’s second-fastest time this year.behind Aussie Leisel Jones’ WR of 1:05.09.

Look for a sub-1:05 WR in the final.

Cuts: 1:07.96 for the A final, 1:09.17 for B.

Official Results: 100-Meter Breaststroke Preliminaries

EVENT: 11 WOMEN's 100 Meter Breaststroke

NCAA Record: 1:05.74 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000
World Record: 1:05.09 Leisel Jones AUS 2003
American Record: 1:05.74 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000
US Open Record: 1:05.74 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 1:02.00
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:03.19

RESULTS of PRELIMS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TIME

1) KIRK, TARA SR STANFORD 1:05.44 **
:31.24 :34.20
** NCAA Record: American Record: US Open Record:
2) POEWE, SARAH SO GEORGIA 1:07.02
:31.32 :35.70
3) BERNHARDT, VIPA SO FLORIDA 1:07.26
:32.09 :35.17
4) STEVEN, BIRTE SR OREGON STATE 1:07.38
:31.88 :35.50
5) WOODRING, KRISTEN SR PENN STATE 1:07.66
:31.87 :35.79
6) ERTTER, LINDSEY JR GEORGIA 1:07.80
:31.77 :36.03
7) DUTTON, EMMA SR FLORIDA STATE 1:07.90
:32.18 :35.72
8) KOVACS, AGNES JR ARIZONA STATE 1:07.96
:32.49 :35.47
9) WAGNER, JESSICA SR ARIZONA 1:08.07
:32.24 :35.83
10) TINNON, ELIZABETH FR TEXAS 1:08.52
:32.42 :36.10
11) SIEPER, ERIN SO ARIZONA 1:08.53
:32.32 :36.21
12) BRISKIE, ERIN SO TEXAS A&M 1:08.55
:32.87 :35.68
13) SARNECKI, AMALIA SO WISCONSIN 1:08.59
:32.73 :35.86
14) STEIN, KELLI SR MICHIGAN 1:08.96
:33.20 :35.76
15) BABICZ, ANNIE FR CALIFORNIA 1:09.16
:32.68 :36.48
16) SWANDER, LAURA SR AUBURN 1:09.17
:32.30 :36.87
17) BRUCE, LIZZY SO NORTH CAROLINA 1:09.27
:32.79 :36.48
18) STANCHOCK, COURTNEY JR PENN STATE 1:09.37
:32.78 :36.59
19) SCHOLD, MELISSA SR MINNESOTA 1:09.58
:32.67 :36.91
20) GRAHAM, LAURA SO KENTUCKY 1:09.66
:32.88 :36.78
21) AVILLA, LEAH FR TEXAS 1:09.75
:33.07 :36.68
22) GILBERT, KIRSTEN JR STANFORD 1:09.80
:32.96 :36.84
23) DIKMEN, ILKAY SR ILLINOIS 1:09.83
:33.05 :36.78
24) AMARDEILH, ANNE FR AUBURN 1:09.90
:33.45 :36.45
25) PATE, VIRGINIA SR GEORGIA 1:10.13
:33.09 :37.04
26) BRICK, LAUREN FR FLORIDA STATE 1:10.27
:32.75 :37.52
27) CRAFT, JACQUELYN FR CONNECTICUT 1:10.34
:33.50 :36.84
28) HSIAO, STEPHANIE JR PRINCETON 1:10.54
:33.11 :37.43
29) ACKER, BECKY SR NORTH CAROLINA 1:10.70
:33.76 :36.94
29) WEBERG, ELLIE FR FLORIDA ATLANTIC 1:10.70
:33.29 :37.41
31) CALDER, ERIN JR CALIFORNIA 1:10.93
:33.67 :37.26
32) PARKER, DIANE JR EAST CAROLINA 1:11.02
:33.76 :37.26
33) XANTHOS, NIKKI SR BRIGHAM YOUNG 1:11.41
:33.88 :37.53
34) HOVSEPIAN, LESLIE SR UCLA 1:11.45
:34.19 :37.26
35) KRAWCZYK, MARTYNA SO MIAMI (FLORIDA) 1:12.29
:34.13 :38.16
36) STEINER, JENNY FR VIRGINIA 1:12.89
:34.39 :38.50
37) DONG, RACHEL SR FLORIDA STATE 1:13.48
:33.83 :39.65

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