Women's Swimmers Perform Well at Olympic Trials
State College, Pa., August 21, 2000 - The Penn State women's swimming team was well represented at the recent U.S. Olympic Trails in Indianapolis. Incoming Nittany Lion freshman Kristen Woodring (Sinking Springs, Pa.) led the way for Penn State with a fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:09.37. Woodring's time at the trials ranks 15th overall in world this year.
Corrie Clark (Malvern, Pa.), another incoming freshman to Penn State this fall, registered the 63rd-fastest time in the world this year at 1:11.11 in the 100 breaststroke. Her time was good for an 11th place showing at the trials.
Katie Anderson (Somerset, N.J.), who will be a senior at Penn State this fall, swam a time of 2:16.13 while placing 21st at the trials in the 200 butterfly. Her time marked the 98th fastest in the world this year.
A total of 15 members of the Penn State women's swim squad qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials.
"This was a breakthrough meet for our program," Penn State head coach Bill Dorenkott said. "For many of our student-athletes this was their biggest meet to date and they represented themselves and Penn State in an impressive fashion. It is an exciting time in our program's growth and athletes at the trials were taking notice that Penn State swimming is coming on strong."