Women’s NCAAs, Day 3: Kara Lynn Joyce Takes the 100 Free in NCAA Record

By Phillip Whitten

100 meter freestyle
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 20. THIS kid, this Kara Lynn Joyce kid, is good, and I mean gooood!

And as she gains in confidence with every race, she’s getting better. And faster.

The Georgia freshman, already an American record-holder in the 100 free, simply put it to her seven 54-second competitors. Right from the start.

Joyce turned in 25.59 seconds, half a second ahead of her nearest pursuer. Then she powered home with the fastest second 50. It added up to 53.15 seconds, a new NCAA and US Open record.

South Carolina’s Jennifer Van Assen, having a spectacular meet, came from sixth at the 50 to grab the silver in 54.38.

Official Results: 100-Meter Freestyle Finals

EVENT: 17 WOMEN's 100 Meter Freestyle

NCAA Record: :53.70 Courtney Shealy Georgia 2000
World Record: :52.17 Therese Alshammar SWE 2000
American Record: :52.92 Jenny Thompson USA 2000
US Open Record: :53.49 Jenny Thompson Stanford 1999
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: :49.78
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: :50.14

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR GEORGIA :54.40 :53.15**
:25.59 :27.56
** NCAA Record: US Open Record:
2) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR SOUTH CAROLINA :54.54 :54.38
:26.48 :27.90
3) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR STANFORD :54.88 :54.49
:26.62 :27.87
4) PLATZER, SARA SR UCLA :54.57 :54.59
:26.39 :28.20
5) SWINDLE, CHRISTINA FR AUBURN :54.73 :55.08
:26.16 :28.92
6) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR AUBURN :54.43 :55.17
:26.06 :29.11
7) SHORT, BECKY SR AUBURN :54.86 :55.18
:26.40 :28.78
8) KEMP, HEATHER SR AUBURN :54.83 :55.63
:26.91 :28.72

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) KOLUKANOVA, JANA SO AUBURN :55.56 :54.98
:26.50 :28.48
10) GEOROFF, ANDREA JR GEORGIA :55.41 :55.37
:27.37 :28***
11) PERRUQUET, JESSI SR NORTH CAROLINA :55.38 :55.39
:26.66 :28.73
12) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR WISCONSIN :55.47 :55.46
:26.67 :28.79
13) McCULLOUGH, AMY JR MICHIGAN :55.51 :55.49
:27.16 :28.33
14) WANEZEK, SARAH JR TEXAS :55.52 :55.52
:26.62 :28.90
15) TOWNSEND, DANIELLE JR TEXAS A&M :55.34 :55.54
:27.06 :28.48
16) SKAGGS, HEATHER JR SOUTH CAROLINA :55.48 :55.72
:27.01 :28.71

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