Brooke Bishop Wins Second Title At Stanford University Invitational Grand Prix

May 22, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - Current Stanford swimmer Brooke Bishop (2005-06 sophomore) captured her second title in as many days with a victory in the 100 back on the third and final day of the 2005 Stanford University Grand Prix at the Avery Aquatic Center. The inaugural long-course meters meet was the first of four stops on the U.S. Grand Prix circuit and was hosted by Stanford men's and women's swimming and Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA).

Bishop won both events (50 free on Saturday) with personal-best times, taking just 1:03.60 to finish the 100 back on Sunday. She also had a fourth-place showing in Sunday's 100 fly with a personal-best mark of 1:01.92.

Dana Kirk and Laura Davis, both seniors in 2005-06, finished third in the 100 fly (1:01.17) and 400 IM (4:57.47), respectively. Davis was also a championship finalist in both the 100 back (5th, 2:20.96) and 100 fly (6th, 1:03.54, 1:03.50 prelims) as Stanford affiliates took three of the top six spots in the latter event.

Desiree Stahley (2005-06 junior) and Elizabeth Durot (2005-06 sophomore) finished 10th (2:06.55) and 11th (2:07.02) in the consolation finals of the 200 free. Anna Strohl (2005-06 senior) was 13th in the 400 individual medley consolation finals with a time of 5:11.35.

Former Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk (2004-05) took 17th in the 100 fly by winning the bonus finals with a time of 1:04.25.

Lauren Costella competed in both the 400 individual medley (29th, 5:13.03 prelims) and 200 free (2:16.41). She actually qualified for the bonus finals in the 400 IM with the 18th-fastest time in prelims but did not participate.

Mary Descenza of the Athens Bulldog Swim Club won both the 200 free (2:01.60) and 100 fly (1:00.18), while King-PN's Ariana Kukors took the 400 IM in 4:48.59.

A King-PN foursome of Emilee Jennings, Courtney Eronemo, Kukors and Megan Jendrick won the 400 free relay in 3:53.77.

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