Stanford Affiliates Wrap Up Action At Summer Senior Nationals

Aug. 4, 2007

Indianapolis, Ind. - Stanford women's swimming affiliates wrapped up five days of action at the long-course meters 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships on Saturday. Julia Smit's 200 IM bronze medal in a personal-best time of 2:12.99 highlighted performances by Stanford affiliates at the IU Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

'Julia swam a lot of great races in a long summer of racing for her and to finish it with a personal-best time is quite an accomplishment,' noted Stanford women's swimming head coach Lea Maurer.

Caroline Bruce (39th, 2:20.12), Elizabeth Smith (56th-T, 2:21.09), Laura Davis (71st, 2:21.68) and Tara Kirk (72nd, 2:21.70) were the other Stanford affiliates to compete in the 200 IM.

Madeline Rovira (43rd-T, 26.70), Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (49th, 26.73) and Alexa Merz (56th-T, 27.11) participated in the 50 free.

Davis and O'Donnell-McCarthy were also members of 4x100 medley relay teams for the Terrapins Swim Club and DeAnza Cupertino Aquatics, respectively. Davis swam the 100 butterfly leg in 1:02.68 for a 10th-place squad that finished in 4:13.91. O'Donnell-McCarthy anchored her foursome that finished 31st in a time of 4:20.69 with a 57.53 leg in the 100 free.

For results and more information on the 2007 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, go to

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