Dana Kirk Takes 200 Fly At Janet Evans Invitational
July 15, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - Current Stanford swimmer Dana Kirk (2005-06 senior) captured the 200 fly on the second day of the 2005 Janet Evans Invitational on Friday. Kirk clocked in with a time of 2:11.86, easily outdistancing second-place Kim Vandenberg of UCLA (2:13.58). Brooke Bishop (2005-06 sophomore) and Andrea Axtell (2005-06 freshman) both added fourth-place finishes in the 100 free (57.79) and 200 back (2:15.86), respectively.
Bishop was also 10th in the 200 back in 2:19.44, while Desiree Stahley (2005-06 junior) was 17th in the 400 free (4:23.34) and Kirk tied for 37th in the 100 free (59.75).
Hayley Peirsol (Novaquatics) won her second event in as many days with a victory in the 400 free (4:13.53), while club teammate Aya Terakawa (200 back, 2:12.70) and Rhi Jeffrey of (100 free, 56.84) were also winners.
The 400 free relay was taken by Ford Aquatics-AZ when a team of Ryann Hackett (58.64), Courtney Cashion (57.62), Katie Willis (58.52) and Marshi Smith (56.67) finished in 3:51.45.
The meet continues Saturday on the women's side with the third of four days of competition. The 200 free, 200 breast, 50 free, 400 IM and 800 free relay are scheduled to be contested.
The four-day meet taking place at the McDonald Swim Stadium on the campus of the University of Southern California runs through this Sunday. The event is the last of four stops on the Grand Prix circuit leading up to the FINA World Championships (July 24-31) in Montreal, Canada, and the World University Games (August 12-17) in Izmir, Turkey.