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    Ellen Grigg Breaks School Record in 500 Freestyle

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Ellen Grigg broke her own school record in the 500 free Thursday at the NCAA Championships.
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    Ellen Grigg broke her own school record in the 500 free Thursday at the NCAA Championships.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 19, 2009

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Sophomore Ellen Grigg (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School) broke her own school record in the 500 free during Thursday morning preliminary action at the NCAA Championships, placing her 17th and just one spot away from earning her second-straight All-America honor in the event.

    Grigg swam a 4:41.10 to shatter her school mark of 4:41.82 set last season when she finished eighth in the nation to earn first-team All-America accolades. Underscoring the speed new suit technology has brought to the sport, Grigg's 2009 effort was .72 of a second faster than her swim in 2008, but it left her a minuscule .04 of a second and one place away from winning a spot in the consolation final Thursday night.

    The top 16 places in each event score points for their respective teams. The top eight in an event are named first-team All-America while the remaining eight are considered honorable mention All-Americans.

    Grigg's time was the third-best among Big Ten entries and placed her in the top third of the 64 competitors in the 500 free field after entering the meet as the 34th seed in the event. She returns to action at the Big Ten Championships Friday morning in the preliminaries of the 200 freestyle.

    NCAA Division I Champ. Meet                     3/19/2009 - 12:01PM
           NCAA Women's D1 Championships - 3/19/2009 to 3/21/2009
    

    Event 2 Women 500 Yard Freestyle ================================================================== NCAA: N 4:33.60 3/20/2008 Caroline Burckle, FLOR- NCAA Meet: M 4:33.60 3/20/2008 Caroline Burckle, FLOR- American: A 4:30.47 12/8/2007 Katie Hoff, NBAC US Open: O 4:30.47 12/8/2007 Katie Hoff, NBAC 4:38.46 "A" 4:49.59 "B" Name Year School Seed Prelims ================================================================== === Preliminaries ===

    1 Schmitt, Alliso Georgia 4:37.90 4:35.43 "A" 25.93 53.57 (27.64) 1:21.53 (27.96) 1:49.30 (27.77) 2:17.14 (27.84) 2:45.05 (27.91) 3:12.68 (27.63) 3:40.24 (27.56) 4:08.27 (28.03) 4:35.43 (27.16) 2 Bird, Maggie Auburn 4:39.15 4:36.63 "A" 26.07 53.59 (27.52) 1:21.33 (27.74) 1:49.24 (27.91) 2:17.14 (27.90) 2:45.21 (28.07) 3:13.20 (27.99) 3:41.14 (27.94) 4:09.00 (27.86) 4:36.63 (27.63) 3 Isakovic, Sara California 4:42.35 4:36.79 "A" 25.74 53.13 (27.39) 1:20.94 (27.81) 1:48.96 (28.02) 2:17.09 (28.13) 2:45.23 (28.14) 3:13.29 (28.06) 3:41.47 (28.18) 4:09.51 (28.04) 4:36.79 (27.28) 4 Nauta, Chelsea Georgia 4:35.86 4:37.78 "A" 25.75 53.70 (27.95) 1:21.98 (28.28) 1:49.95 (27.97) 2:17.96 (28.01) 2:46.24 (28.28) 3:14.41 (28.17) 3:42.62 (28.21) 4:10.85 (28.23) 4:37.78 (26.93) 5 Hosszu, Katinka Southern Cali 4:39.34 4:38.52 "B" 26.11 54.40 (28.29) 1:22.58 (28.18) 1:50.78 (28.20) 2:18.87 (28.09) 2:46.62 (27.75) 3:14.61 (27.99) 3:42.96 (28.35) 4:11.21 (28.25) 4:38.52 (27.31) 6 Sprague, Whitne North Carolina 4:44.30 4:38.72 "B" 25.80 53.27 (27.47) 1:21.25 (27.98) 1:49.27 (28.02) 2:17.52 (28.25) 2:45.74 (28.22) 3:14.13 (28.39) 3:42.51 (28.38) 4:10.93 (28.42) 4:38.72 (27.79) 7 Trott, Wendy Georgia 4:35.80 4:38.80 "B" 25.92 54.10 (28.18) 1:22.39 (28.29) 1:50.74 (28.35) 2:18.90 (28.16) 2:47.01 (28.11) 3:15.16 (28.15) 3:43.24 (28.08) 4:11.38 (28.14) 4:38.80 (27.42) 8 Kobayashi, Yuen Minnesota 4:40.42 4:38.91 "B" 26.34 54.36 (28.02) 1:22.71 (28.35) 1:50.88 (28.17) 2:18.99 (28.11) 2:47.21 (28.22) 3:15.15 (27.94) 3:43.37 (28.22) 4:11.79 (28.42) 4:38.91 (27.12) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Aemisegger, Ali Princeton 4:38.96 4:40.01 "B" 25.79 53.67 (27.88) 1:21.74 (28.07) 1:49.90 (28.16) 2:18.09 (28.19) 2:46.12 (28.03) 3:14.38 (28.26) 3:42.78 (28.40) 4:11.55 (28.77) 4:40.01 (28.46) 10 Hansen, Codie Texas A&M 4:43.13 4:40.16 "B" 26.01 54.18 (28.17) 1:22.39 (28.21) 1:50.68 (28.29) 2:18.89 (28.21) 2:47.39 (28.50) 3:16.05 (28.66) 3:45.04 (28.99) 4:13.30 (28.26) 4:40.16 (26.86) 11 Boyle, Lauren California 4:39.06 4:40.17 "B" 25.94 54.23 (28.29) 1:22.37 (28.14) 1:50.34 (27.97) 2:18.06 (27.72) 2:45.86 (27.80) 3:14.05 (28.19) 3:42.37 (28.32) 4:11.43 (29.06) 4:40.17 (28.74) 12 Marshall, Chris Texas A&M 4:42.96 4:40.40 "B" 25.74 53.54 (27.80) 1:21.96 (28.42) 1:50.25 (28.29) 2:18.79 (28.54) 2:47.41 (28.62) 3:15.99 (28.58) 3:44.93 (28.94) 4:13.35 (28.42) 4:40.40 (27.05) 13 Anderson, Alyss Arizona 4:38.71 4:40.57 "B" 25.94 54.17 (28.23) 1:22.64 (28.47) 1:51.18 (28.54) 2:19.82 (28.64) 2:48.39 (28.57) 3:16.57 (28.18) 3:44.73 (28.16) 4:13.10 (28.37) 4:40.57 (27.47) 14 Spence, Whitney Stanford 4:42.47 4:40.76 "B" 26.20 54.22 (28.02) 1:22.75 (28.53) 1:51.28 (28.53) 2:19.69 (28.41) 2:48.27 (28.58) 3:16.74 (28.47) 3:45.14 (28.40) 4:13.25 (28.11) 4:40.76 (27.51) 15 Smith, Amanda Indiana 4:40.77 4:40.97 "B" 26.39 54.58 (28.19) 1:22.97 (28.39) 1:51.42 (28.45) 2:19.99 (28.57) 2:48.18 (28.19) 3:16.62 (28.44) 3:44.82 (28.20) 4:13.01 (28.19) 4:40.97 (27.96) 16 Guenthner, Laur Florida 4:39.16 4:41.06 "B" 26.33 54.32 (27.99) 1:22.60 (28.28) 1:50.95 (28.35) 2:19.39 (28.44) 2:47.79 (28.40) 3:16.09 (28.30) 3:44.58 (28.49) 4:13.32 (28.74) 4:41.06 (27.74) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Grigg, Ellen Northwestern 4:42.91 4:41.10 "B" 26.62 55.14 (28.52) 1:23.69 (28.55) 1:52.10 (28.41) 2:20.52 (28.42) 2:48.76 (28.24) 3:16.97 (28.21) 3:45.27 (28.30) 4:13.67 (28.40) 4:41.10 (27.43) 18 Escobar, Susana Texas 4:41.87 4:41.33 "B" 26.38 54.49 (28.11) 1:22.83 (28.34) 1:51.30 (28.47) 2:19.86 (28.56) 2:48.20 (28.34) 3:16.53 (28.33) 3:44.86 (28.33) 4:13.44 (28.58) 4:41.33 (27.89) ----------------------------------------------------------------- 19 Steenvoorden, A Minnesota 4:39.85 4:41.49 "B" 26.51 54.52 (28.01) 1:22.83 (28.31) 1:51.27 (28.44) 2:19.59 (28.32) 2:48.07 (28.48) 3:16.57 (28.50) 3:45.35 (28.78) 4:14.09 (28.74) 4:41.49 (27.40) 20 Narum, Jennifer Virginia 4:40.64 4:41.53 "B" 26.52 54.57 (28.05) 1:23.02 (28.45) 1:51.47 (28.45) 2:19.69 (28.22) 2:48.17 (28.48) 3:16.44 (28.27) 3:44.91 (28.47) 4:13.61 (28.70) 4:41.53 (27.92) 21 Schwendenwein, Houston 4:42.58 4:41.73 "B" 26.29 54.71 (28.42) 1:23.04 (28.33) 1:51.37 (28.33) 2:19.62 (28.25) 2:47.90 (28.28) 3:16.46 (28.56) 3:45.24 (28.78) 4:13.74 (28.50) 4:41.73 (27.99) 22 Hayter, Blake California 4:42.27 4:41.81 "B" 26.07 54.17 (28.10) 1:22.47 (28.30) 1:50.82 (28.35) 2:19.17 (28.35) 2:47.73 (28.56) 3:16.18 (28.45) 3:44.71 (28.53) 4:13.18 (28.47) 4:41.81 (28.63) 23 Jennings, Chris Minnesota 4:42.50 4:41.98 "B" 26.14 54.61 (28.47) 1:22.97 (28.36) 1:51.84 (28.87) 2:20.38 (28.54) 2:48.93 (28.55) 3:17.50 (28.57) 3:46.16 (28.66) 4:14.60 (28.44) 4:41.98 (27.38) 24 Haser, Chelsea Auburn 4:42.51 4:42.18 "B" 26.28 54.32 (28.04) 1:22.66 (28.34) 1:51.10 (28.44) 2:19.65 (28.55) 2:48.33 (28.68) 3:16.90 (28.57) 3:45.41 (28.51) 4:14.05 (28.64) 4:42.18 (28.13) 25 White, Nikki Indiana 4:36.61 4:42.19 "B" 26.27 54.31 (28.04) 1:22.65 (28.34) 1:51.33 (28.68) 2:19.82 (28.49) 2:48.15 (28.33) 3:16.51 (28.36) 3:45.33 (28.82) 4:13.99 (28.66) 4:42.19 (28.20) 26 Strumbel, Britt Indiana 4:43.07 4:42.64 "B" 26.62 55.11 (28.49) 1:23.74 (28.63) 1:52.01 (28.27) 2:20.65 (28.64) 2:49.05 (28.40) 3:17.18 (28.13) 3:45.50 (28.32) 4:14.19 (28.69) 4:42.64 (28.45) 27 Nelson, Kelly Penn ST 4:44.41 4:42.75 "B" 25.96 53.91 (27.95) 1:22.25 (28.34) 1:50.81 (28.56) 2:19.00 (28.19) 2:47.54 (28.54) 3:16.44 (28.90) 3:45.16 (28.72) 4:14.18 (29.02) 4:42.75 (28.57) 28 Harris, Jenna Virginia 4:43.69 4:42.90 "B" 26.56 54.61 (28.05) 1:23.12 (28.51) 1:51.82 (28.70) 2:20.41 (28.59) 2:49.12 (28.71) 3:17.66 (28.54) 3:46.17 (28.51) 4:14.77 (28.60) 4:42.90 (28.13) 29 Carr, Stephanie Arkansas 4:43.59 4:42.92 "B" 26.43 54.77 (28.34) 1:23.40 (28.63) 1:52.06 (28.66) 2:20.76 (28.70) 2:49.47 (28.71) 3:18.30 (28.83) 3:47.19 (28.89) 4:15.66 (28.47) 4:42.92 (27.26) 30 Hajnal, Erika Virgina Tech 4:40.30 4:43.25 "B" 26.38 54.72 (28.34) 1:23.47 (28.75) 1:52.31 (28.84) 2:20.87 (28.56) 2:49.39 (28.52) 3:18.04 (28.65) 3:46.91 (28.87) 4:15.71 (28.80) 4:43.25 (27.54) 31 Gingrich, Leah Texas 4:40.18 4:43.71 "B" 26.35 53.96 (27.61) 1:21.89 (27.93) 1:50.03 (28.14) 2:18.36 (28.33) 2:46.85 (28.49) 3:15.81 (28.96) 3:45.11 (29.30) 4:14.52 (29.41) 4:43.71 (29.19) 32 Radovic, Petra Washington 4:44.05 4:44.31 "B" 25.80 53.56 (27.76) 1:21.75 (28.19) 1:50.27 (28.52) 2:18.63 (28.36) 2:47.12 (28.49) 3:15.94 (28.82) 3:45.14 (29.20) 4:14.89 (29.75) 4:44.31 (29.42) 33 Harvey, Katura North Carolina 4:39.12 4:44.42 "B" 26.20 54.27 (28.07) 1:22.73 (28.46) 1:51.53 (28.80) 2:20.36 (28.83) 2:49.23 (28.87) 3:18.18 (28.95) 3:47.24 (29.06) 4:16.33 (29.09) 4:44.42 (28.09) 34 Proud, Stephani Florida 4:42.45 4:44.78 "B" 25.82 53.92 (28.10) 1:22.42 (28.50) 1:50.81 (28.39) 2:19.41 (28.60) 2:48.30 (28.89) 3:17.30 (29.00) 3:46.35 (29.05) 4:15.83 (29.48) 4:44.78 (28.95) 35 Budner, Meredit Towson 4:45.31 4:44.87 "B" 25.79 53.32 (27.53) 1:21.80 (28.48) 1:50.58 (28.78) 2:19.49 (28.91) 2:48.64 (29.15) 3:17.87 (29.23) 3:47.22 (29.35) 4:16.42 (29.20) 4:44.87 (28.45) 36 Malagon, Erica Georgia 4:44.97 4:44.90 "B" 26.26 54.40 (28.14) 1:22.93 (28.53) 1:51.83 (28.90) 2:20.72 (28.89) 2:49.71 (28.99) 3:18.65 (28.94) 3:47.67 (29.02) 4:16.42 (28.75) 4:44.90 (28.48) 37 Dwelley, Kate E Stanford 4:40.13 4:45.16 "B" 25.88 54.04 (28.16) 1:22.53 (28.49) 1:51.22 (28.69) 2:19.58 (28.36) 2:48.13 (28.55) 3:16.66 (28.53) 3:45.74 (29.08) 4:15.44 (29.70) 4:45.16 (29.72) 38 Vorster, Leone' Arizona 4:39.83 4:45.30 "B" 25.58 53.87 (28.29) 1:22.29 (28.42) 1:50.95 (28.66) 2:19.54 (28.59) 2:47.90 (28.36) 3:16.70 (28.80) 3:46.00 (29.30) 4:15.84 (29.84) 4:45.30 (29.46) 39 Sacco, Natalie Texas 4:46.76 4:45.39 "B" 26.48 54.22 (27.74) 1:22.58 (28.36) 1:51.23 (28.65) 2:19.89 (28.66) 2:48.79 (28.90) 3:17.93 (29.14) 3:47.26 (29.33) 4:16.66 (29.40) 4:45.39 (28.73) 40 Chapmon, Tara U.S. Navy 4:45.12 4:45.62 "B" 26.06 54.31 (28.25) 1:23.05 (28.74) 1:51.65 (28.60) 2:20.43 (28.78) 2:49.48 (29.05) 3:18.73 (29.25) 3:48.10 (29.37) 4:17.23 (29.13) 4:45.62 (28.39) 41 Gordon, Colleen Missouri 4:45.42 4:45.76 "B" 26.16 54.60 (28.44) 1:23.25 (28.65) 1:52.34 (29.09) 2:21.34 (29.00) 2:50.44 (29.10) 3:19.73 (29.29) 3:49.09 (29.36) 4:18.06 (28.97) 4:45.76 (27.70) 42 Martindale, Mic Auburn 4:48.16 4:45.80 "B" 25.83 53.55 (27.72) 1:21.64 (28.09) 1:50.16 (28.52) 2:18.91 (28.75) 2:48.00 (29.09) 3:17.22 (29.22) 3:46.79 (29.57) 4:16.58 (29.79) 4:45.80 (29.22) 43 Steenvoorden, K Minnesota 4:45.98 4:45.82 "B" 26.68 55.26 (28.58) 1:23.87 (28.61) 1:52.85 (28.98) 2:21.68 (28.83) 2:50.81 (29.13) 3:19.87 (29.06) 3:48.97 (29.10) 4:17.71 (28.74) 4:45.82 (28.11) 44 Beales, Kristen Florida 4:42.84 4:47.04 "B" 26.66 54.71 (28.05) 1:22.91 (28.20) 1:51.35 (28.44) 2:19.91 (28.56) 2:48.60 (28.69) 3:17.67 (29.07) 3:47.54 (29.87) 4:17.67 (30.13) 4:47.04 (29.37) 45 Martin, Katelyn North Carolina 4:47.21 4:47.45 "B" 26.85 55.32 (28.47) 1:23.88 (28.56) 1:52.80 (28.92) 2:21.88 (29.08) 2:51.13 (29.25) 3:20.61 (29.48) 3:50.15 (29.54) 4:19.33 (29.18) 4:47.45 (28.12) 46 Clarke, Alexand Harvard 4:42.84 4:47.47 "B" 26.41 54.48 (28.07) 1:22.99 (28.51) 1:51.91 (28.92) 2:20.91 (29.00) 2:50.03 (29.12) 3:19.28 (29.25) 3:48.84 (29.56) 4:18.56 (29.72) 4:47.47 (28.91) 47 Mills, Katherin Harvard 4:43.41 4:47.75 "B" 26.78 55.64 (28.86) 1:24.56 (28.92) 1:53.47 (28.91) 2:22.16 (28.69) 2:51.26 (29.10) 3:20.53 (29.27) 3:49.70 (29.17) 4:19.02 (29.32) 4:47.75 (28.73) 48 Callaway, Morga West Virginia 4:45.80 4:47.84 "B" 26.12 54.09 (27.97) 1:22.60 (28.51) 1:51.46 (28.86) 2:20.54 (29.08) 2:49.85 (29.31) 3:19.12 (29.27) 3:48.76 (29.64) 4:18.73 (29.97) 4:47.84 (29.11) 49 McCleery, Ashle Texas 4:41.78 4:48.03 "B" 26.40 54.49 (28.09) 1:22.66 (28.17) 1:51.25 (28.59) 2:19.89 (28.64) 2:48.77 (28.88) 3:18.06 (29.29) 3:47.85 (29.79) 4:18.08 (30.23) 4:48.03 (29.95) 50 Howard, Ashley North Carolina 4:49.30 4:48.16 "B" 26.43 54.85 (28.42) 1:23.65 (28.80) 1:52.85 (29.20) 2:22.22 (29.37) 2:51.53 (29.31) 3:21.05 (29.52) 3:50.15 (29.10) 4:19.95 (29.80) 4:48.16 (28.21) 51 Maddalena, Gabb Wisconsin 4:47.11 4:48.32 "B" 26.69 55.28 (28.59) 1:24.38 (29.10) 1:53.62 (29.24) 2:22.76 (29.14) 2:51.79 (29.03) 3:20.90 (29.11) 3:50.24 (29.34) 4:19.65 (29.41) 4:48.32 (28.67) 52 Szostak, Franci Missouri 4:48.74 4:48.92 "B" 25.76 54.04 (28.28) 1:23.05 (29.01) 1:52.20 (29.15) 2:21.64 (29.44) 2:51.46 (29.82) 3:21.26 (29.80) 3:51.24 (29.98) 4:20.68 (29.44) 4:48.92 (28.24) 53 Ahlin, Michaela Washington St. 4:46.64 4:49.40 "B" 26.26 54.55 (28.29) 1:23.32 (28.77) 1:52.19 (28.87) 2:21.16 (28.97) 2:50.17 (29.01) 3:19.70 (29.53) 3:49.73 (30.03) 4:19.64 (29.91) 4:49.40 (29.76) 54 Costa Schmid, M Florida 4:44.62 4:49.91 26.22 54.64 (28.42) 1:23.48 (28.84) 1:52.27 (28.79) 2:21.33 (29.06) 2:50.46 (29.13) 3:20.00 (29.54) 3:50.34 (30.34) 4:20.41 (30.07) 4:49.91 (29.50) 55 Ditto, Kelsey Georgia 4:40.27 4:49.96 26.44 54.75 (28.31) 1:23.39 (28.64) 1:52.67 (29.28) 2:22.19 (29.52) 2:51.93 (29.74) 3:21.79 (29.86) 3:51.66 (29.87) 4:21.34 (29.68) 4:49.96 (28.62) 55 Morris, Kailey Penn ST 4:42.51 4:49.96 26.24 54.59 (28.35) 1:23.33 (28.74) 1:52.28 (28.95) 2:21.54 (29.26) 2:51.13 (29.59) 3:21.09 (29.96) 3:51.12 (30.03) 4:20.93 (29.81) 4:49.96 (29.03) 57 Cole, Kristyne Michigan 4:47.68 4:51.02 27.21 55.91 (28.70) 1:24.56 (28.65) 1:53.50 (28.94) 2:22.66 (29.16) 2:52.14 (29.48) 3:21.96 (29.82) 3:51.53 (29.57) 4:21.39 (29.86) 4:51.02 (29.63) 58 Luhrsen, Cassie Indiana 4:45.71 4:51.26 26.80 55.30 (28.50) 1:24.28 (28.98) 1:53.62 (29.34) 2:23.41 (29.79) 2:52.97 (29.56) 3:22.74 (29.77) 3:52.32 (29.58) 4:21.99 (29.67) 4:51.26 (29.27) 59 Granger, Jillia Missouri 4:43.98 4:52.17 26.93 55.31 (28.38) 1:24.23 (28.92) 1:53.67 (29.44) 2:23.33 (29.66) 2:53.15 (29.82) 3:22.94 (29.79) 3:52.85 (29.91) 4:22.73 (29.88) 4:52.17 (29.44) 60 Akerfelds, Alek Tennessee 4:42.91 4:52.50 26.63 55.30 (28.67) 1:24.30 (29.00) 1:53.53 (29.23) 2:22.94 (29.41) 2:52.81 (29.87) 3:22.54 (29.73) 3:52.42 (29.88) 4:22.57 (30.15) 4:52.50 (29.93) 61 Eads, Courtney Nevada 4:47.39 4:53.15 25.75 53.96 (28.21) 1:22.79 (28.83) 1:52.08 (29.29) 2:21.90 (29.82) 2:51.90 (30.00) 3:22.21 (30.31) 3:52.81 (30.60) 4:23.17 (30.36) 4:53.15 (29.98) 62 Lopus, Whitney Univ OF Utah 4:42.47 4:53.58 26.30 54.50 (28.20) 1:23.21 (28.71) 1:52.42 (29.21) 2:21.66 (29.24) 2:51.36 (29.70) 3:21.25 (29.89) 3:52.35 (31.10) 4:23.42 (31.07) 4:53.58 (30.16) 63 Doran, Ellie Southern Cali 4:46.88 4:54.06 26.41 55.23 (28.82) 1:24.51 (29.28) 1:53.90 (29.39) 2:23.46 (29.56) 2:53.25 (29.79) 3:23.23 (29.98) 3:53.34 (30.11) 4:23.94 (30.60) 4:54.06 (30.12) 64 Lavigna, Lauren Missouri 4:48.82 4:56.57 27.19 56.56 (29.37) 1:26.43 (29.87) 1:56.62 (30.19) 2:26.67 (30.05) 2:56.90 (30.23) 3:26.93 (30.03) 3:57.09 (30.16) 4:27.34 (30.25) 4:56.57 (29.23) -- Twichell, Ashle DUKE 4:44.56 DFS Declared false start