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Hoff, Beard Lead 200 IM Qualifiers -- July 9, 2004 Katie Hoff (blue suit) was the top qualifier in the 200 IM prelims. 2004 Olympic Trials

By Phillip Whitten

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 9. IF you thought young Katie Hoff was strictly a 400 IMer, here’s a flash: She can swim the shorter medley too. And she can swim it very fast.

Hoff blasted to a 2:13.50 time in the prelims of the 200 IM this morning, only 72-hundredths of a second off Tracy Caulkins’ 20 year-old Trials record and within hailing distance of Summer Sanders’ American record of 2:11.91 from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. The time, a 15-16 national age group record, left the irrepressible just-turned-15 year-old as the number one seed for tonight’s semifinals.

Not far behind is Amanda Beard, the pre-meet favorite, at 2:14.03. Kaitlin Sandeno, who seems to b swimming just about every event is third at 2:15.08, followed by Maggie Bowen, the 2001 world champion, at 2:16.03.

It took 2:19.08 to make the semifinals cut.

The two top seeds are evenly matched in fly and free. Hoff has the advantage in the backstroke, as she split 33.89 this morning, 1.40 seconds faster than Beard’s 35.29. Not surprisingly, Beard has the advantage in the breaststroke, though her 37.85 was only 79-hundredths swifter than Hoff’s 38.64.

Hoff and Beard likely will battle it out for the #1 spot in tomorrow’s final, but there are several other young women who plan to have a say in the matter. Sandeno, Whitney Myers and Bethany Pendleton all should be right with the co-faves at the 100, so they need to focus on a strong breaststroke. Bowen and Kristen Caverly, who have strong breaststrokes, need to swim faster first 100s to hang with the leaders and have a shot at an Olympic berth.

Women’s 200m Individual Medley
200m 4-Nages Femmes

WR 2:09.72 WU Yanyan Shanghai (CHN) 17 OCT 1997 CHN
AR 2:11.91 SANDERS Summer Barcelona (ESP) 30 JUL 1992 USA
US 2:12.64 CAULKINS Tracy Los Angeles (USA) 3 AUG 1984 USA
TR 2:12.78 CAULKINS Tracy USA 29 JUN 1984 USA

HOFF Katie USA 89 2:13.50 1. q 0.81 8 5 1:41.72 1:03.08 29.19
BEARD Amanda USA 81 2:14.03 2. 0.53 q 0.72 6 4 1:42.04 1:04.19 28.90
SANDENO Kaitlin USA 83 2:15.28 3. 1.78 q 0.71 7 4 1:43.42 1:03.57 29.33
BOWEN Maggie USA 80 2:16.03 4. 2.53 q 0.77 8 4 1:43.10 1:04.52 29.90
CAVERLY Kristen USA 84 2:16.18 5. 2.68 q 0.80 7 5 1:43.65 1:04.09 30.38
MYERS Whitney USA 84 2:16.20 6. 2.70 q 0.65 7 2 1:44.27 1:03.45 29.05
PENDLETON Bethany USA 82 2:16.93 7. 3.43 q 0.83 6 1 1:44.94 1:03.47 29.41
KUKORS Ariana USA 89 2:17.35 8. 3.85 q 0.79 7 6 1:45.35 1:05.31 30.65
FORSTER Jennifer USA 88 2:17.61 9. 4.11 q 0.77 7 7 1:45.44 1:04.00 29.68

TOMES Megan USA 85 2:17.91 10. 4.41 q 0.69 2 4 1:45.87 1:04.53 29.64
BRUCE Caroline USA 86 2:18.17 11. 4.67 q 0.76 6 3 1:44.38 1:05.51 30.17
MCCANN Kathleen USA 83 2:18.19 12. 4.69 q 0.71 3 5 1:45.59 1:03.89 29.82
YEVAK Katie USA 82 2:18.46 13. 4.96 q 0.71 8 7 1:44.98 1:05.11 29.58
ELLIS Jaime USA 82 2:18.62 14. 5.12 q 0.74 8 2 1:47.46 1:06.42 30.49
OHLGREN Ava USA 88 2:18.72 15. 5.22 q 0.76 1 5 1:47.46 1:06.49 30.22
SMIT Julia USA 87 2:18.76 16. 5.26 q 0.80 7 1 1:45.99 1:05.43 30.58
BREEDEN Elaine USA 88 2:19.08 17. 5.58 1 0.65 5 6 1:46.74 1:04.95 28.73

AEMISEGGER Alicia USA 87 2:19.28 18. 5.78 2 0.82 1 3 1:46.73 1:06.14 30.40
SHORTT Caitlyn USA 86 2:19.32 19. 5.82 0.77 4 8 1:46.68 1:06.87 30.72
HARM Tricia USA 83 2:19.39 20. 5.89 0.77 5 3 1:47.55 1:06.25 29.99
CARUSONE Ashley USA 85 2:19.51 21. 6.01 0.81 2 5 1:47.67 1:05.66 30.78
CARROLL Katie USA 85 2:19.56 22. 6.06 0.66 5 2 1:47.55 1:05.34 30.07
TOWNSEND Danielle USA 83 2:19.74 23. 6.24 0.78 2 2 1:47.34 1:04.69 29.72
DAVIS Laura USA 84 2:19.76 24. 6.26 0.73 6 6 1:47.17 1:06.71 30.20
MACKEY Nicole USA 84 2:19.95 25. 6.45 0.82 5 5 1:46.84 1:05.22 30.27
KILKUTS Courtney USA 87 2:20.12 26. 6.62 0.79 3 6 1:46.72 1:06.05 30.80
LAROCHELLE Natalie USA 87 2:20.13 27. 6.63 0.83 3 8 1:47.34 1:05.10 30.59
JOHNSON Brittany USA 84 2:20.30 28. 6.80 0.72 4 6 1:47.81 1:06.10 30.61
CASSIDY Andrea USA 82 2:20.32 29. 6.82 0.79 3 1 1:47.43 1:05.97 30.87
JOHNSON Sara USA 82 2:20.32 29. 6.82 0.75 4 2 1:47.27 1:05.05 30.33
CRIPPEN Maddy USA 80 2:20.43 31. 6.93 0.84 1 4 1:48.29 1:07.15 31.09
KLEIN Melissa USA 84 2:20.49 32. 6.99 0.77 8 6 1:46.65 1:06.51 30.25
MUELLER Justine USA 86 2:20.67 33. 7.17 0.82 6 8 1:47.18 1:07.41 30.86
DENBY Kara USA 86 2:20.76 34. 7.26 0.71 3 3 1:49.14 1:06.77 30.53
TAFLINGER Brooke USA 81 2:20.87 35. 7.37 0.69 3 2 1:48.56 1:07.76 31.43
TRINIDAD Anna USA 84 2:21.09 36. 7.59 0.75 2 1 1:47.64 1:06.08 30.74
STEENROD Anna USA 86 2:21.38 37. 7.88 0.79 5 1 1:48.06 1:07.32 30.96
CLARK Corrie USA 82 2:21.48 38. 7.98 0.69 6 5 1:47.19 1:06.84 30.34
DUERK Lauren USA 84 2:21.60 39. 8.10 0.70 3 4 1:47.30 1:06.84 31.21
CLEMENS Alison USA 88 2:21.72 40. 8.22 0.78 2 3 1:46.99 1:05.64 30.50
ORSTEIN Kaitlyn USA 85 2:21.91 41. 8.41 0.82 2 8 1:48.06 1:08.43 30.34
REID Jamie USA 83 2:21.96 42. 8.46 0.80 4 7 1:48.59 1:04.19 30.50
LUNSMANN Leslie USA 84 2:22.11 43. 8.61 0.75 8 3 1:49.55 1:07.90 31.15
GORDON Katie USA 83 2:22.40 44. 8.90 0.88 1 6 1:49.03 1:06.42 31.25
LARENCE Amanda USA 84 2:22.58 45. 9.08 0.77 4 3 1:49.47 1:08.67 31.22
VOYLES Lindsay USA 85 2:22.95 46. 9.45 0.75 5 8 1:49.35 1:06.17 30.71
LAVELL Elizabeth USA 82 2:23.05 47. 9.55 0.79 4 4 1:49.45 1:06.95 30.52
MONSEES Courtney USA 89 2:23.06 48. 9.56 0.87 2 7 1:49.54 1:06.22 30.32
DALY Ashley USA 84 2:23.19 49. 9.69 0.69 6 2 1:49.19 1:07.10 30.51
GALLOWAY Julie USA 86 2:23.32 50. 9.82 0.78 8 8 1:49.84 1:07.91 30.57
NG Amy USA 83 2:23.43 51. 9.93 0.74 5 7 1:50.25 1:06.11 31.49
KWASNY Michala USA 80 2:23.60 52. 10.10 0.84 7 3 1:49.90 1:06.33 29.85
HOUSTON Kathryn USA 87 2:24.06 53. 10.56 0.75 4 1 1:50.09 1:08.24 30.97
HOULTON Molly USA 88 2:25.32 54. 11.82 0.82 5 4 1:51.69 1:07.87 30.82
AVILLA Leah USA 85 2:26.08 55. 12.58 0.77 3 7 1:50.63 1:08.12 31.42
WILCOX Kari USA 83 2:27.08 56. 13.58 0.74 2 6 1:52.07 1:08.46 31.96
MCLARTY Sara USA 83 DSQ 6 7
KOWAL Kristy USA 78 DSQ 8 1
JAMISON Tanica USA 81 DSQ 7 8
LIU Erica USA 86 DSQ 4 5
Amanda Beard after swimming the 200 IM. 2004 Olympic Trials