Stanford Adds Verbal Commitment From Sprinter Kira Crage

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Photo Courtesy: Kira Crage

NEW COMMIT: Stanford has earned an in-state verbal from Cardiff, Calif. native Kira Crage who will head north to The Farm next fall.

Crage swims year-round with Rancho San Dieguito and owns the U.S. Open cut in the 100m free with a Juniors cut in the 50 free. At Junior Nationals this summer, she finished 12th in the 100m free in a new lifetime best of 56.78. She was the 50m free runner-up at Santa Clarita Sectionals in July and was a five-time finalist at Carlsbad Sectionals in March. She also competed in four events at Juniors West last winter.

Crage is a four-time CIF State Championship finalist representing Torrey Pines High School. She placed fifth in the 100 free and eighth in the 50 free as a junior after winning both events at CIF-San Diego Sections a week prior. During her sophomore season, the NISCA All-American also won both sprint events at Sections.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.09
  • 100 free – 49.78
  • 200 free – 1:49.93
  • 200 IM – 2:05.29

When she suits up for the Cardinal as a member of the class of 2023, Crage will join a talented sprint group that includes Taylor Ruck, Lauren Pitzer and Lucie Nordmann. She would’ve scored in the C-final of the 100 free at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships where Stanford won their 21st overall conference crown before earning their second-straight National title.

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4 years ago

Wendy Crage good for Kira!