Krohn, Sandeno Qualify For Finals On Day Two Of NCAAs

March 21, 2003

Juniors Jana Krohn and Nicci Fusaro and sophomores Kaitlin Sandeno and Blythe Hartley all qualified for finals on the second day of prelims at the 2003 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at Auburn (Ala.) on Friday (March 21).

Hartley and Fusaro both earned trips to the finals of the 3-meter springboard. It marks Fusaro's third straight final and Hartley's second.

Krohn qualified for her third 100y final in three tries, swimming a 52.88, just off Karen Campbell's USC record of 52.77.

Sandeno, fourth in the 400y IM last year, finished sixth in prelims in 4:11.36. Senior Michala Kwasny, who reached the finals of the event the past two seasons, just missed the cut this season, taking 10th in 4:15.26.

Freshman Kammy Miller and sophomore Marisa Kozak both earned their first second swims of their NCAA careers. Miller earned hers by swimming a 1:02.06 in the 100y breast, 15th overall in prelims and good enough for a spot in the consolation finals. Kozak, swimming her second race of the morning, dropped her season best by more than a second when she clocked in at 54.72 in the 100y back. Kozak was also 24th in the 100y fly in a season best 54.20.

USC's 200y medley relay team of Sandeno (back), Miller (breast), Krohn (fly) and Kwasny (free) qualified for the consolation finals by finishing 10th overall in prelims in 1:40.85. The swim was less than a third of a second off the school record (1:40.56) set at the 2002 NCAAs.

Other individual Trojan finishers included freshman Joy Galloway (400y IM, 29th, 40:20.92) and senior Asa Sandlund (200y free, 50th, 1:50.62).

Finals for Friday and Saturday begin at 11 a.m. CST each day and finals are at 7 p.m. CST

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