Four Current Stanford Swimmers Compete In World Championship Trials Prelims

April 4, 2005

Indianapolis, Ind. - Four current Stanford women's swimmers competed during preliminary action Monday on the fourth day of the long-course meters 2005 World Championship Trials being held at the IU Natatorium. Dana Kirk and Kristen Caverly both qualified for the 'B' finals in their respective events but did not participate in the finals session. Kirk was 10th in the prelims of the 200 fly (2:14.84), while Caverly placed 11th in the 200 back in 2:15.13.

Lauren Costella (12th, 8:55.32) and Desiree Stahley (22nd, personal-best 9:00.12) competed in the 800 free prelims but neither earned one of the top eight spots needed to move on to the one finals session scheduled for Tuesday.

Mary DeScenza (200 fly, 2:09.00) of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club and Auburn Aquatics' Margaret Hoelzer (200 back, 2:10.42) were individual winners on the women's side of the meet.

The 800 free (finals only), 100 free and 200 breast are scheduled to be contested Tuesday on the fifth day of the six-day meet that runs through Wednesday, April 6.

Former Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk qualified for the World Championships Team by winning the 100 breast at the meet on Sunday, while Caverly qualified for the World University Games team on the first day last Friday by taking fourth in the 200 IM before adding a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM on Sunday.

Brooke Bishop is also competing at the meet for the Cardinal.

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