Women’s NCAAs, Day 3 Prelims: Auburn Has the Fastest 400 Free Relay Time

By Phillip Whitten

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 20.

400 meter freestyle relay
The name of the game is making it back for the finals. And that’s what the top teams did, with Auburn leading the way in 3:39.78.

Stanford’s Lacey Boutwell had the fastest leadoff split, 54.67, though the Cardinal only managed to qualify 13th. Cal’s Natalie Coughlin, swimming second, went 53.65 for the fastest overall split.

Official Results: 400-Meter Freestyle Relay Preliminaries

EVENT: 21 WOMEN's 400 Meter Freestyle Relay

NCAA Record: 3:37.67 Georgia 2000
World Record: 3:34.55 CHN 1997
American Record: 3:37.10 USA 2002
US Open Record: 3:37.67 Georgia 2000
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 3:18.95
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 3:20.03

RESULTS of PRELIMS

RANK TEAM TIME

1) AUBURN 3:39.78
1) COVENTRY, KIRSTY JR :55.22 3) LUNSMANN, LESLIE SO :55.42
2) KOLUKANOVA, JANA SO :54.20 4) SHORT, BECKY SR :54.94

2) GEORGIA 3:40.68
1) KEARNS, PAIGE JR :56.02 3) ARSENAULT, SAMANTHA JR :55.35
2) MABRY, NEKA SR :54.77 4) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR :54.54

3) FLORIDA 3:40.90
1) GIBNEY, CHANTAL SR :55.99 3) UHLE, MARIETTA SO :55.42
2) FARRELL, MAUREEN JR :54.71 4) ELLIS, JAIME SR :54.78

4) ARIZONA 3:41.02
1) HAYES, JESSICA JR :55.43 3) MYERS, WHITNEY FR :55.18
2) GRESDAL, JENNA SO :54.88 4) SMITH, MARSHI SO :55.53

5) CALIFORNIA 3:41.06
1) BECKS, DANIELLE SR :55.99 3) BURDEN, MICHA SR :56.11
2) COUGHLIN, NATALIE SR :53.65 4) MEDINA, LAUREN JR :55.31

6) TEXAS A&M 3:41.93
1) LIEB, KATY SO :56.06 3) BIRD, MICHELLE JR :55.61
2) TOWNSEND, DANIELLE JR :55.16 4) STURDY, REBECCA FR :55.10

7) UCLA 3:42.44
1) VANDENBERG, KIM SO :56.22 3) THURMAN, AMY FR :56.49
2) SVAHNSTROM, MALIN SR :55.40 4) PLATZER, SARA SR :54.33

8) WISCONSIN 3:42.55
1) HERNANDEZ, SARAH SO :55.91 3) JOHNSON, SUSAN FR :56.37
2) PIPER, CARLY JR :55.66 4) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR :54.61

9) SOUTHERN METHODIST 3:42.58
1) LEE, GEORGINA SR :55.04 3) DARLING, LEANE FR :55.99
2) POMEROY, LAURA SO :55.96 4) LEMMEN, CELINA FR :55.59

10) SOUTH CAROLINA 3:42.71
1) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR :55.11 3) BASTAK, ASHLEIGH SR :56.50
2) SKAGGS, HEATHER JR :55.36 4) McHUGH, CAROLYNN JR :55.74

11) INDIANA 3:42.85
1) VAZIRI, LEILA FR :56.25 3) WENTWORTH, CLARISSA FR :55.25
2) SMITH, ERIN JR :56.02 4) MEGHAN, MEDENDORP SR :55.33

12) TEXAS 3:43.54
1) SIMINSKI, KRISTY SO :56.25 3) WANEZEK, SARAH JR :56.00
2) ELLIOTT, LACEY SR :55.50 4) FAULKNER, JACLYN SO :55.79

13) STANFORD 3:43.61
1) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR :54.67 3) DALY, ASHLEY FR :56.07
2) RANSOM, TAMI JR :56.13 4) STAHLEY, DESIREE FR :56.74

14) MICHIGAN 3:43.95
1) SMITH, LINDSEY FR :56.20 3) SESKEVICS, ABBY SO :56.02
2) WEILBACHER, ANNE SR :56.15 4) McCULLOUGH, AMY JR :55.58

15) ARIZONA STATE 3:45.61
1) SZIGETI, FLORENCIA JR :55.56 3) BALDINGER, ERIN SO :57.54
2) BANOVIC, PETRA SR :56.14 4) GILLESPIE, AMANDA FR :56.37

16) FLORIDA STATE 3:46.03
1) BREEN, EMILY JR :56.69 3) DONG, RACHEL SR :57.86
2) DUTTON, EMMA SR :55.25 4) HOW, LISA JR :56.23

17) SOUTHERN CAL. 3:46.14
1) FARGUS, JOANA JR :56.21 3) KROHN, JANA SR :57.10
2) CONNEALY, CAITLIN FR :57.05 4) SANDENO, KAITLIN JR :55.78

18) PENN STATE 3:50.87
1) DLUGONSKI, DEIRDRE JR :57.33 3) BIEDERMANN, AMBERLE SO :58.90
2) ANDERSON, SALLY SR :57.68 4) MORRIS, ERIN FR :56.96

PACIFIC DISQUAL
1) CATALANO, SHANNON SR :56.69 3) McNAMEE, LYNDSEY JR :56.23
2) ERRECART, ROBIN SR :56.34 4) MARSHALL, SARAH SR DISQUAL

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