Coughlin and Stitts To Swim in Finals

July 11, 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Natalie Coughlin finished first again, this time in the women's 100-meter semi-final, to advance to tomorrow's final. The former Cal swimmer, who is also the American record holder in the event (53.99), won in 54.30 seconds. Alum Haley Cope finished 14th in the semi-final, 56.11.

Alum Staciana Stitts will swim in the finals of 200-meter breaststroke tomorrow, as well, after finishing fourth in 2:28.78 in today's semi-finals.

NBC will broadcast coverage of the U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials tonight from 8-9 p.m.

2004 U. S. Olympic Team Trials

Women 100 LC Meter Freestyle Semi-finals1 Coughlin, Natalie 21 California Aquatics 54.305 Rose, Gabrielle 26 California Aquatics 55.4214 Cope, Haley 25 Chico Aqua-Jets 56.11

Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke Semi-finals4 Stitts, Staciana 22 Irvine Novaquatics 2:28.78

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