Kirk Edges Jendrick for 200 Breaststroke Crown

IRVINE, California, August 5. THE second-place finisher in the 100 breaststroke, along with Jessica Hardy, Tara Kirk earned a solo triumph in the 200 breast on Saturday night at the United States National Championships. Kirk, whose better event is the shorter distance, turned in a time of 2:28.46 and held off Megan Jendrick at the wall.

Kirk’s time was not exactly stellar, as it was more than six seconds off the American record of Amanda Beard, who went 2:22.44 at the 2004 Olympic Trials. Jendrick, the winner of the 100 breast at this meet, made a move during the last 50 meters and registered a swim of 2:28.72. Kristen Caverly, a 2004 Olympian, held the lead at the midway point and ended in third place in 2:29.39. Keri Hehn was fourth in 2:29.44.

"Trials are two years away," Kirk said. "I have the advantage right now, but I'm not going to rest on that."

Event 28 Women 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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World: W 2:20.54 2/1/2006 Leisel Jones, AUS
American: A 2:22.44 7/12/2004 Amanda Beard, Tucson Ford
U.S. Open: O 2:22.44 7/12/2004 Amanda Beard, Tucson Ford
LC Nationals: M 2:24.75 8/14/2000 Kristy Kowal, Athens Bulldogs
Oly. Trial: 2:35.99
Sum. Nat Cut: 2:38.09
US Open Cut: 2:41.59
Meet Qualifying: 2:38.09
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Kirk, Tara 24 Stanford Swimmin 2:30.11 2:28.46 910
r:+0.76 33.66 1:11.81 (38.15)
1:49.60 (37.79) 2:28.46 (38.86)
2 Jendrick, Megan 22 King-PN 2:29.96 2:28.72 905
r:+0.77 33.98 1:12.52 (38.54)
1:50.33 (37.81) 2:28.72 (38.39)
3 Caverly, Kriste 21 Aquazot Swim Clu 2:31.82 2:29.39 893
r:+0.80 34.43 1:11.77 (37.34)
1:50.39 (38.62) 2:29.39 (39.00)
4 Hehn, Keri 25 Irvine Novaquati 2:30.68 2:29.44 892
r:+0.74 33.78 1:11.88 (38.10)
1:50.77 (38.89) 2:29.44 (38.67)
5 Leverenz, Caitl 15 El Dorado Aquati 2:30.62 2:29.51 891
r:+0.81 34.13 1:12.48 (38.35)
1:50.88 (38.40) 2:29.51 (38.63)
6 Schmitt, Jessic 15 North Coast Aqua 2:31.86 2:31.35 859
r:+0.80 34.87 1:13.54 (38.67)
1:52.15 (38.61) 2:31.35 (39.20)
7 Weberg, Eleanor 21 Florida Atlantic 2:31.03 2:31.84 850
r:+0.83 34.53 1:12.97 (38.44)
1:52.16 (39.19) 2:31.84 (39.68)
8 Ellis, Alexandr 17 Blue Fins Swim T 2:32.62 2:32.80 834
r:+0.75 35.54 1:14.36 (38.82)
1:53.46 (39.10) 2:32.80 (39.34)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Wanland, Ashley 16 Patriot Aquatic- 2:32.64 2:30.93 866
r:+0.78 34.59 1:12.89 (38.30)
1:51.99 (39.10) 2:30.93 (38.94)
10 Soni, Rebecca 19 Scarlet Aquatic- 2:33.35 2:31.54 855
r:+0.77 34.76 1:12.88 (38.12)
1:52.47 (39.59) 2:31.54 (39.07)
11 Spann, Alexandr 19 Longhorn Aquatic 2:33.10 2:32.09 846
r:+0.74 35.14 1:14.05 (38.91)
1:53.23 (39.18) 2:32.09 (38.86)
12 Botzum, Jessica 20 YMCA of the Tria 2:34.13 2:32.37 841
r:+0.71 34.53 1:13.11 (38.58)
1:52.45 (39.34) 2:32.37 (39.92)
13 Smith, Amilee 17 Rockville Montgo 2:33.01 2:32.85 834
r:+0.76 34.80 1:13.03 (38.23)
1:52.41 (39.38) 2:32.85 (40.44)
14 Tinnon, Elizabe 21 Lakeside Swim Te 2:33.86 2:33.08 830
r:+0.73 34.42 1:12.73 (38.31)
1:52.44 (39.71) 2:33.08 (40.64)
15 Duerk, Lauren 22 Auburn Universit 2:33.71 2:34.75 803
r:+0.70 35.41 1:14.75 (39.34)
1:54.21 (39.46) 2:34.75 (40.54)
16 Haase, Colleen 17 Rockville Montgo 2:33.89 2:36.24 780
r:+0.68 35.17 1:15.28 (40.11)
1:55.27 (39.99) 2:36.24 (40.97)

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Embick, Jessica 19 Mt Hood Swim Tea 2:34.40 2:33.39 825
r:+0.68 35.21 1:13.94 (38.73)
1:52.71 (38.77) 2:33.39 (40.68)
18 Smith, Elizabet 17 Parkway Swim Clu 2:34.74 2:33.76 819
r:+0.60 34.85 1:13.59 (38.74)
1:53.17 (39.58) 2:33.76 (40.59)
19 Roberts, Melani 16 Raleigh Swimming 2:34.31 2:33.90 817
r:+0.67 35.11 1:14.03 (38.92)
1:53.55 (39.52) 2:33.90 (40.35)
20 Olson, Christin 15 Sun Devil Aquati 2:34.30 2:34.12 813
r:+0.79 35.63 1:14.43 (38.80)
1:54.03 (39.60) 2:34.12 (40.09)
21 Polley, Kristin 15 Stingrays-GA 2:34.93 2:34.31 810
r:+0.73 34.71 1:13.51 (38.80)
1:53.76 (40.25) 2:34.31 (40.55)
22 Jensen, Alicia 19 Team Foxjet-MN/A 2:34.84 2:35.66 789
r:+0.65 35.40 1:14.86 (39.46)
1:55.72 (40.86) 2:35.66 (39.94)
23 Hill, Jessica 17 Pilot – Knoxvill 2:35.05 2:35.88 786
r:+0.73 35.19 1:14.96 (39.77)
1:55.30 (40.34) 2:35.88 (40.58)
— Bruce, Caroline 20 Wichita Swim Clu 2:34.54 DQ
r:+0.72

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