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Vollmer Leads Qualifying in Women’s 200 Meter Freestyle -- July 9, 2004 Lindsay Benko easily qualified for the 200 Free semi-finals at the 2004 Olympic Trials

By John Lohn

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 9. SWIMMING in a non-seeded heat, Dana Vollmer unfurled the fastest time of the morning preliminaries in the 200-meter freestyle, as the 16-year-old from Texas hit the wall in 2:00.24. Vollmer is one of a number of teenagers battling for Olympic Team berths in the freestyle events.

Lindsay Benko, the American-record-holder in the event, qualified second, thanks to a victory in the eighth heat. Benko, whose American standard sits at 1:57.41, cruised to a clocking of 2:00.59. She was followed in second place in the heat by Carly Piper (2:01.48).

Kaitlin Sandeno, who has qualified already for the Athens Games in the 400 individual medley and 400 freestyle, got off to a strong start in the 200 freestyle, qualifying for the semifinals in third place with a time of 2:01.02.

Competing in the seventh heat, 17-year-old Rhi Jeffrey packaged a strong finish to her race and was timed in 2:01.45, good for first place ahead of Rachel Komisarz (2:01.81) and Colleen Lanne (2:02.25). Other notable qualifiers for the semifinals included Elizabeth Hill (2:02.08) and Kalyn Keller (2:02.25).

It took 2:02.54 to make the semifinals. Among the notable non-qualifiers: Diana Munz, 18th; Stefanie Williams, 21nd; Samantha Arsenault 26th, Jessica Foschi, 30nd; Maritza Correia, 42rd; and Brooke Bennett, 44th.


Women’s 200m Freestyle
200m Nage Libre Femmes

WR 1:56.64 VAN ALMSICK Franziska Berlin (GER) 3 AUG 2002 GER
AR 1:57.41 BENKO Lindsay Barcelona (ESP) 24 JUL 2003 USA
US 1:58.02 POLL Claudia Los Angeles (USA) 15 JUL 2000 CRC
TR 1:58.65 HAISLETT Nicole Indianapolis (USA) 2 MAR 1992 USA

VOLLMER Dana USA 87 2:00.24 1. q 0.75 5 6 1:29.26 58.15 28.07
BENKO Lindsay USA 76 2:00.59 2. 0.35 q 0.80 8 4 1:29.90 58.73 28.54
SANDENO Kaitlin USA 83 2:01.02 3. 0.78 q 0.73 6 6 1:29.97 58.96 28.65
JEFFREY Rhi USA 86 2:01.45 4. 1.21 q 0.76 7 4 1:30.89 1:00.13 29.02
PIPER Carly USA 83 2:01.48 5. 1.24 q 0.85 8 3 1:30.88 59.16 28.72
KOMISARZ Rachel USA 76 2:01.81 6. 1.57 q 0.80 7 3 1:31.26 1:00.01 29.31
MEDINA Lauren USA 83 2:01.84 7. 1.60 q 0.81 3 5 1:30.51 59.21 28.81
LANNE Colleen USA 79 2:01.90 8. 1.66 q 0.71 7 5 1:29.92 58.64 28.15

HILL Elizabeth USA 85 2:02.08 9. 1.84 q 0.80 6 4 1:30.50 59.44 29.06
MCLARTY Sara USA 83 2:02.25 10. 2.01 q 0.72 4 1 1:31.31 1:00.03 29.40
KELLER Kalyn USA 85 2:02.25 10. 2.01 q 0.74 7 6 1:31.81 1:00.55 29.37
DWELLEY Kate USA 89 2:02.28 12. 2.04 q 0.78 4 8 1:30.64 59.10 28.31
MASON Emily USA 82 2:02.48 13. 2.24 q 0.74 7 8 1:30.94 59.16 28.29
HOELZER Margaret USA 83 2:02.51 14. 2.27 q 0.83 7 2 1:31.29 1:00.25 28.91
JOYCE Kara Lynn USA 85 2:02.54 15. 2.30 q 0.72 7 1 1:31.13 59.92 28.63
BLACKMAN Candace USA 86 2:02.57 16. 2.33 q 0.71 6 1 1:31.50 1:00.00 28.88

ELLIS Jaime USA 82 2:02.75 17. 2.51 1 0.75 1 4 1:31.40 59.55 28.74
MUNZ Diana USA 82 2:02.82 18. 2.58 2 0.82 8 5 1:31.74 1:00.06 29.24
BURCKLE Caroline USA 86 2:02.85 19. 2.61 0.84 5 4 1:31.14 59.41 29.02
OHLGREN Ava USA 88 2:03.31 20. 3.07 0.71 2 2 1:31.90 1:00.28 29.20
WILLIAMS Stefanie USA 79 2:03.32 21. 3.08 0.70 6 5 1:31.48 59.15 28.42
ROBERTS Kathleen USA 86 2:03.34 22. 3.10 0.85 3 8 1:31.61 1:00.17 28.99
HANSEN Codie USA 86 2:03.54 23. 3.30 0.82 3 7 1:32.41 1:00.54 29.10
MCCULLOUGH Amy USA 83 2:03.61 24. 3.37 0.84 4 5 1:32.75 1:00.69 29.50
HAYES Jessica USA 83 2:03.70 25. 3.46 0.69 3 4 1:31.38 59.54 28.75
ARSENAULT Samantha USA 81 2:03.82 26. 3.58 0.74 8 1 1:31.48 59.57 28.70
VANASSEN Jennifer USA 82 2:03.88 27. 3.64 0.73 5 1 1:31.07 59.30 28.63
JAMISON Tanica USA 81 2:03.88 27. 3.64 0.65 7 7 1:31.77 59.96 28.85
HARDT Julie USA 81 2:03.89 29. 3.65 0.75 8 7 1:31.59 59.96 29.05
NYMEYER Lacey USA 85 2:03.97 30. 3.73 0.82 6 2 1:31.25 59.78 28.73
FOSCHI Jessica USA 80 2:03.97 30. 3.73 0.77 6 8 1:31.77 1:00.30 29.02
GORLESKY Erin USA 82 2:03.99 32. 3.75 0.86 1 3 1:32.11 1:00.48 29.49
KUKORS Emily USA 85 2:04.08 33. 3.84 0.79 6 3 1:31.95 59.83 28.88
KIEL Alyssa USA 87 2:04.25 34. 4.01 0.79 3 1 1:32.88 1:01.21 29.77
STOWERS Julia USA 82 2:04.46 35. 4.22 0.79 5 5 1:32.44 1:00.06 28.99
LARSON Kimberly USA 85 2:04.47 36. 4.23 0.71 2 7 1:33.24 1:01.70 29.78
STANFORD Amanda USA 80 2:04.47 36. 4.23 0.91 3 3 1:32.89 1:01.16 30.00
HARADA Kimberly USA 81 2:04.51 38. 4.27 0.84 5 7 1:31.31 59.04 28.38
DUROT Elizabeth USA 86 2:04.53 39. 4.29 0.89 4 6 1:32.84 1:00.87 29.70
KEMP Heather USA 82 2:04.57 40. 4.33 0.75 8 8 1:31.65 1:00.02 28.71
ZIEGLER Kate USA 88 2:04.65 41. 4.41 0.87 4 3 1:33.82 1:01.27 29.70
CORREIA Maritza USA 81 2:04.72 42. 4.48 0.79 8 6 1:32.34 59.91 28.68
FARELLA Lindsey USA 79 2:04.83 43. 4.59 0.81 2 4 1:31.80 59.78 28.92
BENNETT Brooke USA 80 2:04.91 44. 4.67 0.92 3 2 1:33.38 1:01.37 29.90
WEIR Amanda USA 86 2:05.13 45. 4.89 0.85 8 2 1:31.52 59.68 28.93
SMITH Lindsey USA 85 2:05.18 46. 4.94 0.82 2 5 1:31.87 59.50 29.00
AXTELL Andrea USA 86 2:05.20 47. 4.96 0.71 5 8 1:32.56 1:00.22 28.81
CHANDLER Ashley USA 84 2:05.22 48. 4.98 0.81 6 7 1:31.84 59.38 28.77
MILLER Anna USA 86 2:05.38 49. 5.14 0.66 5 2 1:33.16 1:00.67 29.38
REILLY Erin USA 85 2:05.55 50. 5.31 0.80 4 7 1:32.73 1:00.02 28.91
PHENIX Erin USA 81 2:05.62 51. 5.38 0.76 2 1 1:31.72 59.46 28.50
ANDERSON Stephanie USA 84 2:06.47 52. 6.23 0.78 1 5 1:33.71 1:00.86 29.56
KOCH Rebecca USA 82 2:06.73 53. 6.49 0.84 4 4 1:34.82 1:01.97 29.96
FORELLI Kristine USA 88 2:07.01 54. 6.77 0.91 2 3 1:34.04 1:01.17 29.57
KUGLER Kassandra USA 87 2:07.30 55. 7.06 0.70 2 6 1:33.89 1:01.85 29.66
OXFORD Kristin USA 85 2:07.88 56. 7.64 0.86 3 6 1:34.56 1:01.05 29.52
DYSZKIEWICZ Magda USA 81 2:08.94 57. 8.70 0.79 5 3 1:34.96 1:01.19 29.72
CONNEALY Caitlin USA 85 2:11.12 58. 10.88 0.79 4 2 1:36.96 1:02.87 30.04