Women’s NCAAs, Day 3 Prelims: Oregon State’s Birte Steven Qualifies First in 200m Breast in 2:22.97

By Phillip Whitten

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 20.

200 meter breaststroke
There are 6 heats in the 200 breast. The final of this event promises to be the deepest of the meetate’s
Heat 1. Laura Swander, Auburn wins in 2:31.32.
Heat 2. Brooke Taflinger, Indiana, 2:29.88
Heat 3. Becky Acker, North Carolina, 2:30.54.
Heat 4. Oregon State’s Birte Steven wins in a very fast 2:22.97 (1:09.37-1:14.60)
Heat 5. ASU’s Agnes Kovacs, the 2000 Olympic champion, comes from behind on the final lap to nip Georgia’s Sarah Poewe, 2:25.78 to 2:25.99. Kovacs: 1:10.64-1:15.14)
Heat 6. Tara Kirk cruises to the #2 qualifying spot in 2:23.44 (1:08.40-1:15.04).

A cut: 2:27.75; B cut: 2:29.65

Official Results: 200-Meter Breaststroke Preliminaries

EVENT: 18 WOMEN's 200 Meter Breaststroke

NCAA Record: 2:22.05 Kristy Kowal Georgia 2000
World Record: 2:17.75 LEISEL, JONES AUS 2003
American Record: 2:21.42 Amanda Beard USA 2002
US Open Record: 2:21.20 Masami Tanaka JPN 2004
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 2:14.25
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 2:15.84

RESULTS of PRELIMS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TIME

1) STEVEN, BIRTE SR OREGON STATE 2:22.97
:32.60 :36.77 :36.59 :37.01
2) KIRK, TARA SR STANFORD 2:23.44
:32.14 :36.26 :37.36 :37.68
3) KOVACS, AGNES JR ARIZONA STATE 2:25.78
:33.52 :37.12 :37.82 :37.32
4) POEWE, SARAH SO GEORGIA 2:25.99
:32.84 :37.14 :37.97 :38.04
5) BERNHARDT, VIPA SO FLORIDA 2:26.15
:34.29 :37.94 :37.02 :36.90
6) KLEIN, MELISSA FR GEORGIA 2:27.30
:34.49 :37.67 :37.63 :37.51
7) SIEPER, ERIN SO ARIZONA 2:27.38
:33.76 :37.23 :38.36 :38.03
8) DUTTON, EMMA SR FLORIDA STATE 2:27.75
:33.28 :37.18 :38.71 :38.58
9) DUERK, LAUREN SO AUBURN 2:28.08
:33.93 :37.11 :37.88 :39.16
10) ERTTER, LINDSEY JR GEORGIA 2:28.31
:34.26 :37.67 :38.18 :38.20
11) SARNECKI, AMALIA SO WISCONSIN 2:28.55
:33.33 :38.42 :38.49 :38.31
12) BRUCE, LIZZY SO NORTH CAROLINA 2:28.91
:33.94 :37.48 :38.15 :39.34
13) CRAFT, JACQUELYN FR CONNECTICUT 2:28.93
:34.77 :37.72 :38.15 :38.29
14) TINNON, ELIZABETH FR TEXAS 2:29.46
:33.21 :38.09 :38.76 :39.40
15) DIKMEN, ILKAY SR ILLINOIS 2:29.60
:34.08 :37.80 :38.47 :39.25
16) AMARDEILH, ANNE FR AUBURN 2:29.65
:34.97 :37.08 :38.40 :39.20
17) TAFLINGER, BROOKE SR INDIANA 2:29.88
:34.08 :37.60 :38.78 :39.42
18) GRAHAM, LAURA SO KENTUCKY 2:30.25
:34.68 :37.99 :39.07 :38.51
19) PATE, VIRGINIA SR GEORGIA 2:30.47
:34.44 :37.76 :38.47 :39.80
20) ACKER, BECKY SR NORTH CAROLINA 2:30.54
:34.69 :38.06 :38.79 :39.00
21) BJARGARDOTTIR, LARA SO CAL. IRVINE 2:30.64
:35.10 :37.95 :39.14 :38.45
22) PISULA, EMILY SR WISCONSIN 2:30.73
:34.81 :38.58 :38.60 :38.74
23) MILLER, MARCELLE JR CALIFORNIA 2:30.94
:34.67 :38.03 :38.58 :39.66
24) WAGNER, JESSICA SR ARIZONA 2:31.28
:34.62 :37.85 :38.77 :40.04
25) BRISKIE, ERIN SO TEXAS A&M 2:31.29
:34.59 :39.22 :38.79 :38.69
26) SWANDER, LAURA SR AUBURN 2:31.32
:34.76 :38.30 :38.77 :39.49
27) NORDENSTAM, SARA SO SOUTHERN METHOD. 2:31.43
:34.69 :38.37 :39.13 :39.24
28) EMBERTSON, MARI JR OREGON STATE 2:31.52
:35.03 :38.36 :38.92 :39.21
29) KRAWCZYK, MARTYNA SO MIAMI (FLORIDA) 2:31.73
:34.29 :38.21 :39.05 :40.18
30) STEIN, KELLI SR MICHIGAN 2:31.80
:34.52 :38.35 :39.25 :39.68
31) SCHOLD, MELISSA SR MINNESOTA 2:31.93
:34.95 :38.52 :39.45 :39.01
32) AVILLA, LEAH FR TEXAS 2:32.07
:34.71 :37.53 :39.23 :40.60
33) WOODRING, KRISTEN SR PENN STATE 2:32.68
:34.22 :38.24 :39.01 :41.21
34) BABICZ, ANNIE FR CALIFORNIA 2:32.75
:34.86 :39.90 :39.08 :38.91
35) GILBERT, KIRSTEN JR STANFORD 2:32.85
:33.90 :38.01 :39.58 :41.36
36) STANCHOCK, COURTNEY JR PENN STATE 2:32.92
:34.37 :38.45 :39.77 :40.33
37) SWART, ASHLEY SO SAN DIEGO 2:33.11
:34.89 :38.47 :39.16 :40.59
38) CLAY, TIFFANY FR TENNESSEE 2:33.41
:34.69 :38.53 :39.67 :40.52
39) WEBERG, ELLIE FR FLORIDA ATLANTIC 2:34.12
:34.80 :38.68 :40.19 :40.45
40) HOVSEPIAN, LESLIE SR UCLA 2:34.24
:34.73 :38.69 :39.64 :41.18
41) KENNEDY, KATIE JR FLORIDA 2:34.29
:35.85 :38.66 :39.43 :40.35
42) CALDER, ERIN JR CALIFORNIA 2:35.79
:34.55 :39.53 :40.56 :41.15
43) STEINER, JENNY FR VIRGINIA 2:36.09
:34.92 :39.79 :40.66 :40.72
44) BALY, AMY SR VIRGINIA 2:38.59
:37.43 :40.30 :40.66 :40.20

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