Brooke Bishop Fourth In 50 Free On Final Day Of Santa Clara International Meet
June 26, 2005
Santa Clara, Calif. - Brooke Bishop's fourth-place finish in the 50 free (26.33) highlighted performances by Stanford affiliates on the fourth and final day of the long-course meters 2005 Santa Clara International Meet on Sunday. Bishop (2005-06 sophomore) also made the 'A' finals in the 200 back by swimming 2:18.78 in the prelims before taking ninth in the finals with a 2:20.84 mark.
In addition, Bishop led off a Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics 400 medley relay team that finished fourth with a 1:05.32 split in the leadoff 100 back. Tara Kirk (1:08.33 breast) and Dana Kirk (1:00.08 fly) also swam on the relay squad that finished with a time of 4:11.54Dana Kirk (200 fly, 6th, 2:14.84) and Desiree Stahley (800 free, 9th, 8:57.81) also reached 'A' finals while swimming for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. Stahley was also 50th in the 50 meter free (28.32). Kirk, who added a 48th-place finish in the 200 IM (2:28.19), will be entering her senior year at Stanford in 2005-06, while Stahley will be in her junior campaign.
Laura Davis (200 IM, 10th, 2:20.25) and Elizabeth Durot (800 free, 14th, 9:01.64) added scoring efforts, while Lauren Costella was 21st in the 800 free (9:12.80). Davis, participating for the Terrapins Swim Team, was also 14th in the prelims of the 200 fly in a time of 2:20.34 but did not participate in the finals. Durot was in a Dynamo Swim Club suit, while Costella took part in the event for the Carson Tigersharks. Costella was also 85th in the 200 IM (2:33.38).
Tara Kirk was 37th in the 200 IM (2:26.54).
Caroline Rodriguez (2005-06 sophomore) took 39th in the 200 individual medley (2:24.50) and 80th in the 50 free (29.02) while competing for the Rockwood Swim Club.
Kirsty Coventry (Auburn Aquatics) captured both the 200 back (2:11.48) and 200 individual medley (2:14.08) in meet record times. Mary Descenza (2:10.15) of the Athens Georgia Swim Club was the winner in the 200 fly, while Kate Ziegler of The Fish captured the 800 free, also setting a new meet record with a mark of 8:30.94.
A Salmon Bay foursome of Lauren Hall, Alexandra Ernst, Karla Holman and Kim Kripps captured the 400 free relay in a meet record 3:35.14.The event was one of four stops on the Grand Prix circuit leading up to the FINA World Championships from July 24-31 in Montreal.