Krohn, Kwasny Reach Finals Of 200y Fly At NCAAs

March 22, 2003

Senior Michala Kwasny and junior Jana Krohn both qualified for the finals of the 200y fly to highlight USC's final day of prelims at the 2003 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at Auburn (Ala.) on Saturday afternoon (March 22).

Still to compete, however, is sophomore Blythe Hartley in the platform and four Trojans in the 1650y freestyle who are all among the top 18 qualifiers in the event. That quartet includes sophomores Kaitlin Sandeno and Margie Pedder, who together own two of the top four times in the event this year. Also swimming is senior Asa Sandlund, who has three career top 10 finishes in the mile, and freshman Joy Galloway.

Krohn qualified third in the 200y fly with a 1:56.02, dropping her season best time by more than a second. She was fifth in the event as a freshman in 2001.

Kwasny earned the final entry into the finals with a 1:57.71. The Pac-10 champion in the event this year, she qualified for the finals of the event for the third year in a row. She was third in it in 2001.

Pedder just missed the finals cut of the 200y fly, swimming a 1:58.09, good for 10th overall and a spot in the consolation finals, her second of the meet.

Freshman Kammy Miller earned her second appearance in the consolation finals, qualifying for the last spot in the 200y breast with a time of 2:14.65. Sophomore Marisa Kozak was 27th in the 200y back in 1:59.74.

USC's 400y free relay of Krohn, Sandeno, Kwasny and Galloway earned a spot in the consolation finals by taking 13th in prelims in a season best time of 3:21.31.

Saturday's finals begin at 7 p.m. CST

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