Stanford Finishes Third At Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 25, 2006

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Long Beach, Calif./Federal Way, Wash. - Stanford wrapped up competition on Saturday at the 2006 Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships with a third-place overall finish. Arizona won its second Pac-10 meet with 1325.5 points, while UCLA was second (1246.5) and Stanford third (1227). Dana Kirk's 10th career Pac-10 title highlighted Stanford's effort on the final day of the Pac-10's as she captured the 200 fly in an NCAA 'A' time of 1:56.64, completing a sweep of the fly events at the meet for the first time in her illustrious career.

'It was good to finally do it, especially in a year that a lot of people didn't think I was going to,' said Kirk about her sweep of the Pac-10's fly events. 'A lot of people had passed me off, but I'm still here and still racing just as well.

'I'm looking forward to competing at NCAA's,' continued Kirk, who is still looking to add an NCAA title to an impressive collegiate swimming resume. 'It's going to be good race, and I'm going to make a run for it. We'll see what happens.'

'This was a great meet for Dana, and I'm hoping she does even better at the NCAA's,' added Stanford head coach Lea Maurer.

USC (1162.5), California (1082.5), Arizona State (670.5), Oregon State (483.5), Washington (414) and Washington State (399) finished out the team scoring.

Three Stanford swimmers - Lauren Costella, Morgan Hentzen and Caroline Rodriguez -- will compete at the Pac-10 Invitational on Sunday (10 am, PT).

The Cardinal divers will attempt to qualify for the NCAA's at the NCAA E Championships from March 9-11 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The 2006 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled to be held March 16-18 in Athens, Georgia.

A full recap will follow.

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