NCAA Women's Swimming, Diving Update
March 16, 2001
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - USC, led by individual All-American performances by Michala Kwasny, Kristin MacGregor and Kellie Brennan, finished the first day of the 2001 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in seventh place at the Nassau Aquatics Center on Thursday (March 15).
A day later in the prelims on Friday (March 16), Kwasny and senior Corrie Murphy qualified for the finals of the 400 IM, freshman Jana Krohn did the same in the 100 fly and the 200 medley relay team of junior Kate Meyer, MacGregor, Krohn and sophomore Jennifer Parmenter also reached finals with an eighth-place finish.
USC finished with 75 points after Thursday. Auburn led with 121.5.
On Thursday, Kwasny took third in the 200 IM in 1:57.60, a personal best. She was sixth last year at NCAAs in the event. MacGregor took eighth in 2:00.00
Brennan was seventh in the 1-meter springboard (298.00) while freshman Nicci Fusaro was 14th. USC's 400 medley relay team of Meyer, MacGregor, Krohn and Kwasny took seventh.
On Friday, Kwasny (4:11.72) and Murphy (4:12.77) qualified second and fifth, respectively, in the 400 IM, while Krohn was fourth in the morning in the 100 fly (53.76).
The meet continues with finals Friday night and prelims and finals on Saturday. Prelims begin at 11 a.m. each day and finals start at 7 p.m. (EST).