Joyce Almost Gets Meet Record in 50 Free Victory

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 KARA Lynn Joyce enjoyed her spot in lane four by winning the 50-meter freestyle in a personal-best time of 24.97 at the 2006 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Nationals Championships. That effort put her under the 25-second barrier for the first time in her career.

Her performance proved to be just .07 seconds shy of Dara Torres' meet record of 24.90 set in 2000.

Olympian Natalie Coughlin claimed silver in 25.17, while Tucson Ford's Courtney Cashion, coached by Frank Busch, snared bronze in 25.20.

Cashion grabbed the fastest reaction time in .61 seconds.

In the consolation heat, Fort Worth’s Dana Vollmer, coached by Ron Forrest, ripped off a 25.78 to touch first, as California Aquatics’ Emily Silver, coached by Teri McKeever, placed second in 25.81. Auburn University’s Kara Denby, coached by David Marsh, rounded out the top three with a 25.83.

In the bonus consolation heat, California Aquatics’ Erin Reilly, coached by McKeever, captured the heat title in 26.04, which shaved .25 seconds off her prelim time of 26.29. Meanwhile, Eagle Swim Team’s Anne Marie Botek, coached by Scott Ward, picked up third in 26.05, which also cut nearly .2 seconds from her prelim time of 26.21.

Event 16 Women 50 LC Meter Freestyle
==================================================================
World: W 24.13 9/22/2000 Inge de Bruijn, NED
American: A 24.63 9/23/2000 Dara Torres, USA
U.S. Open: O 24.50 7/23/2000 Inge de Bruijn, NED
LC Nationals: M 24.90 8/16/2000 Dara Torres, Stanford
Oly. Trial: 26.39
Sum. Nat Cut: 26.79
US Open Cut: 27.29
Meet Qualifying: 26.79
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
==================================================================
=== Championship Final ===

1 Joyce, Kara Lyn 20 Athens Bulldog S 25.29 24.97 957
r:+0.70
2 Coughlin, Natal 23 California Aquat 25.49 25.17 935
r:+0.67
3 Cashion, Courtn 20 Tucson Ford Deal 25.48 25.20 931
r:+0.61
4 Correia, Maritz 24 Athens Bulldog S 25.61 25.32 918
r:+0.74
5 Nymeyer, Lacey 20 Tucson Ford Deal 25.34 25.43 906
r:+0.75
6 Weir, Amanda 20 Swim Atlanta-GA 25.37 25.48 901
r:+0.74
7 Woodward, Saman 15 Kerr-Mcgee Swim- 25.88 25.70 878
r:+0.79
8 Bishop, Brooke 19 Stanford Swimmin 25.86 25.71 877
r:+0.75

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Vollmer, Dana 18 Fort Worth Area- 25.99 25.78 870
r:+0.74
10 Silver, Emily 20 California Aquat 26.19 25.81 867
r:+0.69
11 Denby, Kara 20 Auburn Universit 26.10 25.83 865
r:+0.69
12 King, Michele 18 North Baltimore- 26.01 25.90 858
r:+0.64
13 Kennedy, Madiso 18 Rutgers Swimming 26.14 26.05 843
r:+0.65
14 Smith, Lindsey 21 Club Wolverine-M 26.17 26.12 836
r:+0.77
15 Georoff, Andrea 23 Athens Bulldog S 26.03 26.13 835
r:+0.77
16 Bradford, Jenni 20 Wildcat Aquatics 26.14 26.20 829
r:+0.69

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Reilly, Erin 21 California Aquat 26.29 26.04 844
r:+0.71
18 Botek, Anne Mar 18 Eagle Swim Team- 26.21 26.05 843
r:+0.81
19 Napier, Stephan 18 Baylor Swim Club 26.37 26.08 840
r:+0.69
20 Swartz, Traycie 14 Sun Devil Aquati 26.31 26.31 818
r:+0.82
21 Komisarz, Rache 29 Lakeside Swim Te 26.26 26.32 817
r:+0.72
22 Dwelley, Kate 17 Terrapins Swim T 26.45 26.37 813
r:+0.78
23 Hupman, Andrea 20 Swim Atlanta-GA/ 26.32 26.42 808
r:+0.75
24 Vavrek, Jacquel 20 Wisconsin Aquati 26.46 26.43 807
r:+0.76

Comments Off on Joyce Almost Gets Meet Record in 50 Free Victory

Author: Archive Team

avatar

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here