Kirk And Foschi Finish Competition At World University Games

Aug. 29, 2001

Beijing, China - Stanford's Tara Kirk and Jessica Foschi finished competition at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China. Kirk swam the breaststroke leg of the 4x100 meter medley relay in 1:08.93 to help the USA finish in 4:08.22 and earn second in the event to China on Tuesday. Kirk then placed sixth in the 200 meter breaststroke final on Wednesday in 2:33.64.

Foschi timed a 16:51.21 in the 1500 meter freestyle on Tuesday to place sixth in her final event of the competion.

Kirk's highlight of the World University Games came when she won a gold medal in the 50 meter breaststroke this past Monday, recording a time of 32.12 in the finals to lower her own Universiade record she had set during the semifinals. She also finished fourth in the 100 meter breaststroke last Saturday with a time of 1:10.83.

Foschi also played a role in a USA gold medal effort by swimming the third leg for the USA in a 4x200 meter freestyle relay heat last Friday to help the Americans to the top qualifying time (8:11.68). The USA team, without Foschi, won the event later in the day with a time of 8:10.68. Foschi also finished seventh in the women's 800 meter freestyle last Thursday (8:48.70) and sixth in Saturday's 400 meter freestyle (4:16.70).

For complete coverage of the swimming events at the 2001 World University Games, go to www.usaswimming.org.

Click here to read Kirk's journal entry on the USA Swimming website.

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