Women’s NCAAS, Day Two: Auburn Tigers Roar, set American Record in the 200m Medley Relay

By Phillip Whitten

200 meter medley relay
COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 19. DAY Two of the Women’s NCAA Division I Championships is under way now after a stunningly beautiful, crystal-clear rendition of the national anthem by 12 year-old Andrea Young of nearby Bryan, that brought sustained applause by the appreciative crowd.

The 200 medley relay figured to be a battle among the usual suspects: top-seeded Georgia, SEC rival Auburn and Arizona.

At the end, it was Auburn’s Margaret Hoelzer, who split 25.67 for the fly, followed by relay Wonder Woman, Eileen Coparropa (24.18), who brought the Tigers from behind to touch in a new NCAA/US Open mark of 1:49.02, breaking the old record of 1:49.23 by Cal four years ago. The time just missed the world best of 1:48.31 set by Sweden in 2000.

Georgia, at 1:49.20, was also under the old record, while Stanford — which had the lead at 175 meters — was third in 1:49.80.

Official Results: 200-Meter Medley Relay Finals

EVENT: 7 WOMEN's 200 Meter Medley Relay

NCAA Record: 1:49.23 California 2000
World Record: 1:48.31 SWE 2000
American Record: 1:49.71 Arizona 2000
US Open Record: 1:49.23 California 2000
QUALIFYING FOR "A" Cut: 1:39.90
QUALIFYING FOR This Meet: 1:41.16

RESULTS of FINALS

RANK TEAM PRELIM TIME

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) AUBURN 1:50.84 1:49.02**
1) ANDERSON, JENNI JR :27.94 3) HOELZER, MARGARET JR :25.67
2) SWANDER, LAURA SR :31.23 4) COPARROPA, EILEEN SR :24.18
** NCAA Record: US Open Record:
2) GEORGIA 1:50.48 1:49.20
1) MABRY, NEKA SR :27.98 3) DESCENZA, MARY SO :26.44
2) POEWE, SARAH SO :30.71 4) JOYCE, KARA LYNN FR :24.07

3) STANFORD 1:51.45 1:49.80
1) BAUMGARTNER, MEGAN SR :28.63 3) KIRK, DANA SO :26.29
2) KIRK, TARA SR :29.74 4) JONES, SARAH JR :25.14

4) ARIZONA 1:50.92 1:50.07
1) SMITH, MARSHI SO :28.12 3) MYERS, WHITNEY FR :26.42
2) WAGNER, JESSICA SR :30.87 4) GRESDAL, JENNA SO :24.66

5) PENN STATE 1:51.13 1:50.52
1) HAUPT, SARAH SO :27.57 3) BIEDERMANN, AMBERLE SO :27.29
2) WOODRING, KRISTEN SR :30.74 4) DLUGONSKI, DEIRDRE JR :24.92

6) TEXAS 1:51.99 1:51.59
1) BROWN, CONNIE FR :28.29 3) WANEZEK, SARAH JR :26.48
2) TINNON, ELIZABETH FR :31.55 4) ELLIOTT, LACEY SR :25.27

7) UCLA 1:52.01 1:51.60
1) ARNOLD, KATIE FR :28.20 3) VANDENBERG, KIM SO :26.99
2) HOVSEPIAN, LESLIE SR :32.47 4) PLATZER, SARA SR :23.94

TEXAS A&M 1:52.50 DISQUAL
1) PATTERSON, COURTNEY JR :28.18 3) STURDY, REBECCA FR :26.88
2) BRISKIE, ERIN SO :31.59 4) BIRD, MICHELLE JR DISQUAL

CONSOLATION FINAL

9) FLORIDA 1:52.66 1:52.57
1) FARRELL, MAUREEN JR :28.82 3) ELLIS, JAIME SR :27.75
2) BERNHARDT, VIPA SO :30.81 4) GIBNEY, CHANTAL SR :25.19

10) MICHIGAN 1:53.00 1:52.99
1) JOHNSON, SARA SR :28.93 3) WEILBACHER, ANNE SR :26.89
2) STEIN, KELLI SR :31.82 4) SESKEVICS, ABBY SO :25.35

11) FLORIDA STATE 1:52.77 1:53.20
1) BREEN, EMILY JR :29.05 3) DONG, RACHEL SR :27.99
2) BRICK, LAUREN FR :31.56 4) DUTTON, EMMA SR :24.60

12) INDIANA 1:53.54 1:53.32
1) VAZIRI, LEILA FR :28.60 3) SMITH, ERIN JR :26.69
2) MEGHAN, MEDENDORP SR :32.75 4) LOFSTEDT, ANNICA FR :25.28

13) MARYLAND 1:53.87 1:53.35
1) KNEPPER, MEGAN JR :29.05 3) deTOLL, GIGI FR :26.78
2) MULYAYEVA, MARINA JR :31.92 4) LAVELL, ELIZABETH JR :25.60

14) CALIFORNIA 1:53.74 1:53.42
1) SILVER, HELEN SO :28.88 3) PALSSON, EMMA JR :27.47
2) BABICZ, ANNIE FR :31.82 4) BECKS, DANIELLE SR :25.25

15) PACIFIC 1:53.96 1:54.07
1) MARSHALL, SARAH SR :28.30 3) CATALANO, SHANNON SR :27.21
2) WILLEY, KRIS SR :32.88 4) ERRECART, ROBIN SR :25.68

WISCONSIN 1:53.98 DISQUAL
1) JOHNSON, SUSAN FR :29.57 3) PISULA, EMILY SR :27.93
2) SARNECKI, AMALIA SO :31.40 4) HERNANDEZ, SARAH SO DISQUAL

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