Tara Kirk And Jenny Thompson Capture Medals At 2002 Pan Pac's

Aug. 25, 2002

Yokohama, Japan - Current Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk and former Cardinal Jenny Thompson both captured medals on the first day of the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Sunday evening at the Yokohama International Swimming Pool.

Kirk finished second to receive a silver medal in the 100 meter breaststroke behind fellow American Amanda Beard. Kirk clocked in at 1:08.66, while Beard finished in 1:08.22.

Thompson was third in the 100 meter butterfly (58.64) for the bronze medal, while American and current California swimmer Natalie Coughlin won the event in 57.88.

Thompson had earlier won a silver medal on Saturday when she 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.

Former Stanford swimmer Gabrielle Rose also qualified for Sunday's finals in the 200 meter individual medley. Rose's time of 2:14.95 was the third-best in the semifinals. She also clocked in at 2:15.89 in her heat.

American Diana Munz picked up her second gold medal of the event by winning the 400 meter freestyle (4:09.50) in the other women's finals session.

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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