Jenny Thompson And Tara Kirk Qualify For Finals At 2002 Pan Pac's

Aug. 24, 2002

Yokohama, Japan - Former Stanford women's swimmer Jenny Thompson and current Cardinal Tara Kirk both qualified for individual finals during prelim competition on the first day of the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Saturday morning at the Yokohama International Swimming Pool.

Thompson was third in the semifinals of the 100 meter butterfly in a time of 58.83. Kirk placed fourth in the semifinals of the 100 meter breast (1:08.74) after breaking a personal record in her heat (1:08.13). Thompson was second in her heat (58.90). The finals for both events are scheduled to take place Sunday.

Thompson anchored the U.S. 4x100 meter freestyle relay team to a second place finish behind Australia (3:39.78). Thompson swam her 100 meter leg in 54.85.

Two individual winners on the women's side were settled Saturday as Jenifer Reilly (Australia) won the 400 meter individual medley in 4:40.84 and Diana Munz (United States) picked up gold in the 1500 meter free with a time of 16:07.86.

Former Stanford swimmer Gabrielle Rose also competed in the trials of the 100 meter breaststroke (1:09.38) before scratching in the semifinals.

The 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships continue through Thursday, August 29. Full results and more information about the meet are available at panpac2002.com . Another source for information on the 2002 Pan Pac's is usaswimming.org .

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