Day Two Prelims: Tara Wins Her Heat, Headed to Semis

Tara Kirk earned the fourth fastest qualifying time of the morning, with a 1:07.86 and the Bremerton native won her heat easily. In an earlier heat, Rebecca Soni threw down the early gauntlet with a 1:06.90. Jessica Hardy followed with a 1:06.8 in the final heat and Megan Jendrick of Puyallup touched in 1:07.

All four of the fastest U.S. breaststrokers made the semifinals tonight which can be seen on USA Network at 5 p.m. Tara should be seeded third or so into the semis. As soon as the start rankings are available I’ll get it posted.