Tara Kirk And Kristen Caverly Compete At Duel In The Pool

Aug. 2, 2005

Irvine, Calif. - Former Stanford swimmer Tara Kirk (2000-04) and current Stanford swimmer Kristen Caverly (2005-06) senior competed for a victorious United States' team at the second annual Mutual of Omaha's Duel In The Pool on Tuesday. The Americans finished with 190 points and won a combined 18 of 28 events contested on the men's and women's side of the meet. Australia managed 102 points in the matchup of the world's two swimming super powers before a sold-out crowd of 2,600 spectators at the William J. Woollett Aquatic Center.

Kirk contributed a second-place showing in the 200 breast (2:27.73) while taking third in the 100 breast (1:07.67). Australia's Leisel Jones captured both events with a U.S. Open record winning time of 1:06.21 in the 100 and a 200 mark of 2:26.11. Her time in the 100 was just .01 seconds shy of the World record set by Jessica Hardy last week at the 2005 FINA World Championships. Hardy finished second to Jones on Tuesday with a time of 1:06.61.

Kristen Caverly was third in the 200 breast and fourth in the 400 IM at Tuesday's Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool

Caverly was third behind Jones and Kirk in the 200 breast (2:28.34) while taking fourth in the 400 IM (4:46.69), an event captured by American Katie Hoff in a U.S. Open record time of 4:37.06.

A tape-delayed television broadcast of the long-course meet will be shown both this Saturday, August 6 (1:00 pm, PT) and Sunday, August 7 (9:30 am, PT).

Several Stanford affiliates will next be in action at the 2005 ConocoPhillips National Championships that will take place August 3-7, also at the William J. Woollett Aquatic Center in Irvine.

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