Tara Kirk Places Third In 100 Meter Breaststroke At U.S. Olympic Trials

July 1, 2008

  • USA Swimming Official Site

    OMAHA, Neb. - Former Stanford standout and 2004 U.S. Olympian Tara Kirk put forth an amazing swim in the 100 meter breaststroke final at the '08 USA Olympic Swimming Trials, placing third with a time of 1:07.51. Kirk touched the wall just .01 of a second behind the second-place swimmer, and was a mere .64-second slower than the event winner.

    Kirk, a 16-time All-American during her career on The Farm, will have a day of rest before competing in the 200 meter breaststroke on Thursday.

    Among other Cardinal swimmers, Julia Smit qualified for tomorrow evening's finals in the 200 meter freestyle with a qualifying time of 1:58.48 - the third-best among the eight finalists

    Also tomorrow, Stanford's Elaine Breeden, Dana Kirk, Whitney Spence and Laura Wadden will take to the Qwest Center pool for the preliminary heats of the 200 meter butterfly competition.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

    Sunday, June 29

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 400 IM

    Women's 100 Fly

    Men's 400 Free

    Women's 400 IM

    Men's 100 Breast

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 400 IM - Final

    Women's 100 Fly - Semifinals

    Men's 400 Free - Final

    Women's 400 IM - Final

    Men's 100 Breast - Semifinals

    Monday, June 30

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 100 Back

    Men's 200 Free

    Women's 100 Breast

    Men's 100 Back

    Women's 400 Free

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 100 Back - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 100 Fly - Final

    Men's 100 Breast - Final

    Women's 100 Breast - Semifinals

    Men's 100 Back - Semifinals

    Women's 400 Free - Final

    Tuesday, July 1

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 200 Free

    Men's 200 Fly

    Women's 200 IM

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 200 Free - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Free - Final

    Women's 100 Back - Final

    Men's 100 Back - Final

    Women's 100 Breast - Final

    Men's 200 Fly - Semifinals

    Women's 200 IM - Semifinals

    Wednesday, July 2

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 100 Free

    Women's 200 Fly

    Men's 200 Breast

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 100 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Free - Final

    Men's 200 Fly - Final

    Women's 200 Fly - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Breast - Semifinals

    Women's 200 IM - Final

    Thursday, July 3

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 100 Free

    Men's 200 Back

    Women's 200 Breast

    Men's 200 IM

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 200 Breast - Final

    Women's 100 Free - Semifinals

    Men's 200 Back - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Fly - Final

    Men's 100 Free - Final

    Women's 200 Breast - Semifinals

    Men's 200 IM - Semifinals

    Friday, July 4

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Men's 50 Free

    Women's 800 Free

    Men's 100 Fly

    Women's 200 Back

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Men's 50 Free - Semifinals

    Women's 200 Breast - Final

    Men's 200 Back - Final

    Women's 200 Back - Semifinals

    Men's 200 IM - Final

    Women's 100 Free - Final

    Men's 100 Fly - Semifinals

    Saturday, July 5

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    Women's 50 Free

    Men's 1500 Free

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 200 Back - Final

    Men's 100 Fly - Final

    Women's 800 Free - Final

    Men's 50 Free - Final

    Women's 50 Free - Semifinals

    Sunday, July 6

    11 a.m. - Preliminaries

    No session

    7 p.m. - Finals

    Women's 50 Free - Final

    Men's 1500 Free - Final

    TELEVISION SCHEDULE

    Airdate Time Network

    Sunday, June 29 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Monday, June 30 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Tuesday, July 1 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Wednesday, July 2 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Thursday, July 3 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

    Friday, July 4 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Saturday, July 5 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

    Sunday, July 6 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

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