Freshman Tara Kirk Wins Highlights Stanford's Day With A Victory In The 100 Breast

Dec. 3, 2000

Austin, TX - The Stanford women's swimming and diving team remained in first place after the second day of the 2000 Texas Invitational. The Cardinal has now totaled 370.5 points in the first two days of competition, extending its 3.5 point lead after the first day to its current 16 point margin. Host Texas (354.5 points) is in second place, while UCLA (349.5) and Arizona (344.5) remain within striking distance of the Cardinal.The Cardinal was boosted on Saturday by the performance of freshman Tara Kirk, who won the 100 breast in an NCAA 'A' qualifying standard time of 1:00.92 (1:00.87 prelims). Stanford senior Misty Hyman also had a strong performance in the 400 IM, finishing second with an NCAA 'A' qualifying standard time of 4:13.29, just .17 seconds behind winner Sarah Tolar (4:13.12) of Arizona. Other Cardinal second-place efforts came from the 800 free relay team (7:20.47, Jessica Foschi 1:49.62, Shelly Ripple 1:49.79, Lauren Thies 1:51.95, Misty Hyman 1:49.21) and senior Erin Sones (507.80) in the three-meter diving competition. Sones and third-place finisher McKenze Murphy (494.80) both posted NCAA qualifying point totals in the three-meter event.The three-day event 2000 Texas Invitational concludes on Sunday, December 3.

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