Kristen Caverly Makes World University Games Team At World Championship Trials

April 1, 2005

Indianapolis, Ind. - Current Stanford swimmer Kristen Caverly qualified for the World University Games team on Friday when she finished fourth in the 200 individual medley on the first day of the long-course meters World Championship Trials being held at the IU Natatorium. Caverly clocked a time of 2:14.79 to just miss her personal-best by 0.27 seconds.

'Kristen Caverly's goal at this meet is to qualify for the World Championships team,' said Stanford head coach Richard Quick in reference to the award for the first two finishes in each event. 'But to earn a spot in the World University Games on the first day of the meet is a nice accomplishment. She still has several more events to try to qualify for the World Championships.'

Caroline Bruce and Dana Kirk both had eighth-place finishes in 'A' finals. Bruce swam with Caverly in the 200 IM, finishing in a time of 2:18.25 after going 2:17.51 in the morning prelims to qualify seventh. Kirk, who had also qualified seventh, put up a 1:00.17 mark in the finals.

Desiree Stahley competed in the 'C' finals of the 400 free, finishing 21st in a time of 4:21.19 after qualifying 17th with a personal-best mark of 2:17.51 in the prelims.

Lauren Costella (400 IM, 33rd, 4:24.87) and Brooke Bishop (100 fly, 33rd-T, 1:02.80) also competed for Stanford on Friday.

Former Cardinal swimmer Tara Kirk (2000-04) is the other Stanford associate scheduled to participate in the six-day meet, which runs through next Wednesday, April 6.

Katie Hoff, a 15-year-old competing for North Baltimore, broke the American record to win the 100 fly in 2:11.24.

Other individual winners on the women's side Friday included Rachel Komisarz of the Lakeside Swim Team (100 fly, 58.56) and Wisconsin's Carly Piper (400 free, 4:11.05).

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