Women’s NCAAs, Day One: Georgia Sets Word Best in Winning the 200m Free Relay

By Phillip Whitten

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 18. WE’RE back at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on the campus of Texas A&M University for the finals of the first day of competition at the Women’s NCAA Championships.

The evening promises to be exciting, with several national, NCAA and world records in jeopardy.

Unlike this morning, we’ll post each event as a separate story. Here we go….

Event #1. 200 meter freestyle relay

In the consols, Arizona led all the way to win in 1:40.31 – a time that would have placed them third in this morning’s prelims. Stanford was second and Texas A&M third.

Coughlin’s 24.58) to Andrea Georoff’s final touch at 1:37.27 – a world best time (FINA doesn’t recognize world records in the 4×50 meter relays). The previous world best was 1:37.52 by The Netherlands.

Splits:
Kara Lynn Joyce 24.24
Neka Mabry 24.45
Paige Kearns 24.34
Andrea Georoff 24.24

Auburn – sparked by Eileen Coparropa’s 23 74 second anchor leg — was second in 1:38.08 – the second-fastest swim in NCAA history.

Official Results: 200-Meter Freestyle Relay Finals

EVENT: 1 WOMEN's 200 Meter Freestyle Relay

NCAA Record: 1:40.18 California 2000
World Record: 1:37.52 NED 2003
American Record: 1:39.59 Team Stars & Stripes 2001
US Open Record: 1:39.59 Team Stars & Stripes 2001
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 1:31.01
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:31.68

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) GEORGIA 1:38.52 1:37.27**
1) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR :24.24 3) KEARNS, PAIGE JR :24.34
2) MABRY, NEKA SR :24.45 4) GEOROFF, ANDREA JR :24.24
** NCAA Record: World Record: American Record: US Open Record:
2) AUBURN 1:38.58 1:38.08
1) SHORT, BECKY SR :24.81 3) KOLUKANOVA, JANA SO :24.81
2) ANDERSON, JENNI JR :24.72 4) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR :23.74

3) FLORIDA 1:40.94 1:40.60
1) FARRELL, MAUREEN JR :25.56 3) UHLE, MARIETTA SO :25.34
2) GIBNEY, CHANTAL SR :25.01 4) ELLIS, JAIME SR :24.69

4) TEXAS 1:41.24 1:40.73
1) WANEZEK, SARAH JR :24.92 3) SIMINSKI, KRISTY SO :25.15
2) ELLIOTT, LACEY SR :25.17 4) FAULKNER, JACLYN SO :25.49

5) SOUTH CAROLINA 1:40.39 1:41.00
1) SKAGGS, HEATHER JR :25.45 3) BASTAK, ASHLEIGH SR :25.27
2) VANASSEN, JENNIFER SR :24.98 4) McHUGH, CAROLYNN JR :25.30

6) UCLA 1:41.65 1:41.18
1) ARNOLD, KATIE FR :26.04 3) THURMAN, AMY FR :25.54
2) SVAHNSTROM, MALIN SR :25.19 4) PLATZER, SARA SR :24.41

7) CALIFORNIA 1:41.03 1:41.36
1) COUGHLIN, NATALIE SR :24.58 3) AMANO, KEIKO JR :25.72
2) BECKS, DANIELLE SR :25.51 4) PALSSON, EMMA JR :25.55

8) INDIANA 1:41.23 1:41.48
1) LOFSTEDT, ANNICA FR :25.63 3) KOSTNER, TAMMY JR :25.55
2) SMITH, ERIN JR :25.23 4) MEGHAN, MEDENDORP SR :25.07

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) ARIZONA 1:41.78 1:40.31
1) SMITH, MARSHI SO :25.62 3) HAYES, JESSICA JR :24.91
2) GRESDAL, JENNA SO :24.71 4) HACKETT, RYANN SO :25.07

10) STANFORD 1:42.00 1:41.44
1) BOUTWELL, LACEY JR :25.39 3) BAUMGARTNER, MEGAN SR :25.43
2) JONES, SARAH JR :25.22 4) RANSOM, TAMI JR :25.40

11) TEXAS A&M 1:41.69 1:41.73
1) TOWNSEND, DANIELLE JR :25.68 3) ZWIERZYKOWSKI,EWELI SO :25.54
2) LIEB, KATY SO :25.14 4) BIRD, MICHELLE JR :25.37

12) WISCONSIN 1:41.98 1:42.11
1) HERNANDEZ, SARAH SO :25.51 3) JOHNSON, SUSAN FR :25.79
2) TRINIDAD, ANNA SO :25.72 4) PENDLETON, BETHANY SR :25.09

13) MICHIGAN 1:41.75 1:42.46
1) SMITH, LINDSEY FR :25.95 3) SESKEVICS, ABBY SO :25.80
2) BRADY, KAITLYN FR :25.38 4) WEILBACHER, ANNE SR :25.33

14) FLORIDA STATE 1:42.13 1:42.83
1) BREEN, EMILY JR :26.11 3) DONG, RACHEL SR :26.15
2) DUTTON, EMMA SR :25.16 4) HOW, LISA JR :25.41

15) SOUTHERN METHODIST 1:42.61 1:42.90
1) POMEROY, LAURA SO :25.20 3) DARLING, LEANE FR :26.07
2) VLASAKOVA, MICHELLE FR :25.87 4) MARSHALL, DALLAS SR :25.76

16) PACIFIC (CALIFORNIA) 1:43.00 1:43.44
1) MARSHALL, SARAH SR :26.53 3) ERRECART, ROBIN SR :25.57
2) CATALANO, SHANNON SR :25.71 4) McNAMEE, LYNDSEY JR :25.63

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