Vandenberg Holds Off Descenza for 200 Fly Crown

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 4. KIM Vandenberg of UCLA and coached by Cyndi Gallagher, outdueled Athens Bulldog Mary Descenza, coached by Jack Bauerle, in an incredible battle for the 200-meter butterfly title. Vandenberg held onto the triumph in 2:08.51, while Descenza took silver in 2:08.73.

At the 50-meter mark, Descenza took an early lead with a 29.01. Descenza remained in the lead at the halfway mark with a 1:01.65, while Vandenberg came closer with a 1:01.73. Vandenberg took the lead at the 150-meter mark with a 1:34.93, while Descenza touched in 1:34.97.

"The last year, I was about to leave for the World University Games so I wasn't tapered fully," Vandenberg said. "I trained really hard this year. I owe this all to my friends and family. I am just so happy."

Notably, Vandenberg knocked Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders off the top-25 performers chart.

Additionally, Swim Atlanta's Kathleen Hersey, coached by Mark Minier, picked up bronze in 2:10.53.

In the small final, Longhorn’s Katherine Robinson, coached by Randy Reese, turned in the fastest front half with a 1:03.66 at the 100-meter mark. Robinson, however, faded to fourth in 2:14.09. Meanwhile, Auburn University’s Kristen Hastrup, coached by David Marsh, won the race in 2:11.80. Club Wolverine’s Kathleen Carroll, coached by Bob Bowman, placed second in 2:12.29, while Santa Rosa Neptune Amanda Sims, coached by Dan Greaves, took third in 2:13.50.

In the C final, 14-year-old Natalie Adams of Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club and coached by Clayton Cagle, touched first with a 2:14.37 after taking a lead at the 100-meter mark with a 1:04.46 split. Meanwhile, Club Wolverine’s Melissa Jaeger, coached by Bowman, finished second in 2:15.20. Circle City Aquatics’ Tanya Krisman, coached by Wayne Layral, provided the outside smoke with a third-place 2:15.72 from lane one.

Event 21 Women 200 LC Meter Butterfly
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World: W 2:05.61 7/28/2005 Otylia Jedrejczak, POL
American: A 2:05.88 9/20/2000 Misty Hyman, USA
U.S. Open: O 2:05.96 8/13/1981 Mary T. Meagher, Lakeside
LC Nationals: M 2:05.96 8/13/1981 Mary T. Meagher, Lakeside
Oly. Trial: 2:16.69
Sum. Nat Cut: 2:17.29
US Open Cut: 2:20.29
Meet Qualifying: 2:17.29
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Vandenberg, Kim 22 U C L A-CA/Orind 2:09.71 2:08.51 956
r:+0.68 29.16 1:01.73 (32.57)
1:34.93 (33.20) 2:08.51 (33.58)
2 Descenza, Mary 21 Athens Bulldog S 2:11.86 2:08.73 951
r:+0.76 29.01 1:01.65 (32.64)
1:34.97 (33.32) 2:08.73 (33.76)
3 Hersey, Kathlee 16 Swim Atlanta-GA 2:11.82 2:10.53 913
r:+0.74 30.21 1:02.91 (32.70)
1:36.49 (33.58) 2:10.53 (34.04)
4 Kalisz, Courtne 16 North Baltimore- 2:10.88 2:11.02 902
r:+0.80 30.02 1:02.80 (32.78)
1:36.68 (33.88) 2:11.02 (34.34)
5 Myers, Whitney 21 Tucson Ford Deal 2:12.84 2:11.45 894
r:+0.53 29.77 1:03.30 (33.53)
1:37.37 (34.07) 2:11.45 (34.08)
6 Cota, Stephanie 19 Sierra Marlins S 2:12.20 2:11.91 884
r:+0.67 30.02 1:03.91 (33.89)
1:37.59 (33.68) 2:11.91 (34.32)
7 Breeden, Elaine 17 Wildcat Aquatics 2:12.52 2:12.46 873
r:+0.67 29.76 1:03.75 (33.99)
1:37.92 (34.17) 2:12.46 (34.54)
8 Sandeno, Kaitli 23 Club Wolverine-M 2:12.68 2:13.76 848
r:+0.72 30.12 1:03.96 (33.84)
1:38.14 (34.18) 2:13.76 (35.62)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Hastrup, Kriste 20 Auburn Universit 2:13.51 2:11.80 886
r:+0.81 30.16 1:03.70 (33.54)
1:37.51 (33.81) 2:11.80 (34.29)
10 Carroll, Kathle 21 Club Wolverine-M 2:14.67 2:12.29 877
r:+0.68 30.33 1:03.80 (33.47)
1:38.42 (34.62) 2:12.29 (33.87)
11 Sims, Amanda 17 Santa Rosa Neptu 2:13.82 2:13.50 853
r:+0.80 30.73 1:04.44 (33.71)
1:38.83 (34.39) 2:13.50 (34.67)
12 Robinson, Kathe 21 Longhorn Aquatic 2:15.66 2:14.09 842
r:+0.76 29.86 1:03.66 (33.80)
1:38.66 (35.00) 2:14.09 (35.43)
13 Haglund, Karie 19 Swim Atlanta-GA/ 2:14.53 2:14.31 838
r:+0.76 30.48 1:04.59 (34.11)
1:39.32 (34.73) 2:14.31 (34.99)
14 Stupp, Julie 20 Auburn Universit 2:16.12 2:15.20 821
r:+0.74 30.48 1:04.71 (34.23)
1:40.02 (35.31) 2:15.20 (35.18)
15 Shaw, Elizabeth 17 Nova of Virginia 2:14.96 2:15.27 820
r:+0.78 30.71 1:04.84 (34.13)
1:39.86 (35.02) 2:15.27 (35.41)
16 Morris, Kailey 18 Big Cat Aquatics 2:15.32 2:15.57 815
r:+0.82 31.07 1:05.66 (34.59)
1:40.88 (35.22) 2:15.57 (34.69)

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Adams, Natalie 14 Fleet Swimming-G 2:16.22 2:14.37 837
r:+0.79 30.44 1:04.46 (34.02)
1:39.36 (34.90) 2:14.37 (35.01)
18 Jaeger, Melissa 20 Club Wolverine-M 2:16.48 2:15.20 821
r:+0.73 30.61 1:04.69 (34.08)
1:39.78 (35.09) 2:15.20 (35.42)
19 Krisman, Tanya 16 Circle City Aqua 2:17.19 2:15.72 812
r:+0.73 31.08 1:05.87 (34.79)
1:41.33 (35.46) 2:15.72 (34.39)
20 Belk, Molly 16 Twin Cities Swim 2:16.96 2:16.34 801
r:+0.68 30.84 1:05.40 (34.56)
1:40.84 (35.44) 2:16.34 (35.50)
21 Bassi, Noelle 22 Harvard Universi 2:16.52 2:16.94 790
r:+0.72 31.26 1:05.91 (34.65)
1:41.24 (35.33) 2:16.94 (35.70)
22 Kukors, Emily 21 King-PN/Auburn 2:16.90 2:17.47 781
r:+0.78 30.67 1:05.05 (34.38)
1:40.70 (35.65) 2:17.47 (36.77)
23 Illescas, Jenni 19 Wisconsin Aquati 2:16.73 2:17.98 773
r:+0.68 30.70 1:05.45 (34.75)
1:41.25 (35.80) 2:17.98 (36.73)
24 Eads, Courtney 19 The Claremont Cl 2:17.28 2:19.19 753
r:+0.61 30.60 1:05.59 (34.99)
1:42.47 (36.88) 2:19.19 (36.72)

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