Kjirsten Magnuson earns First Team selection for 100 Backstroke and 50 Freestyle record swims.
Four LMU swimming records fell on Friday at the MPSF Championships.
At LMU... 2006... continued her undefeated streak in the 100 and 200 backstroke events in dual meet competition throughout the season and set new school records in both events at the PCSC Championship... defended her 100 backstroke PCSC title and became the first Lion in program history to make a NCAA Division I `B' qualifying cut with a time of 55.95... took third place in the 50 freestyle at the conference championship and led off the conference-winning 200 medley relay that established a new PCSC and LMU program record... also led off the 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays that shattered existing school records while placing second and third at the PCSC Championship... set a new program record in the 200 backstroke while winning the consolation final in a time of 2:08.86... 2005... became LMU's first-ever conference champion by winning the 100 backstroke in a school record time of 56.36 at the PCSC Championship... set the school record in the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championship, finishing in third place with a time of 2:09.17... led off the school record-setting 200 medley relay team that won LMU's first-ever PCSC title with a time of 1:47.31... went undefeated in all dual meet backstroke events... also a member of LMU's 200 and 400 freestyle relays that established new program records... won a combined seven events in LMU's first-ever wins over USD and Pepperdine... 2004... gave LMU its then-highest event finish in the program history at the PCSC Championship with a second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke in a program-record time of 57.25... also finished 15th in the 50-yard freestyle with a 24.91 and 18th in the 100 yard freestyle with a 54.37... helped establish new program records in the 200 medley relay with a 1:49.75 at the PCSC Championship for a 7th place finish and by upsetting USD in the 400 medley relay with a program record-setting time of 4:01.34... during the season led off 200 medley relays which defeated CSUN, Fresno State and Cal Poly...
High School... a 2003 graduate of Canyon High School in Anaheim, CA... earned varsity letters all four years in swimming and water polo... was captain her senior year... earned All-American junior and senior years... coached by Steve Anderson... captained her senior year water polo team... earned All-League all four years and All-CIF senior year...
Personal... Lauren Ashley Mathewson was born on January 2, 1985, in Yorba Linda, CA... daughter of Roger and Sharon Mathewson... has one sister, Courtney... major is liberal studies.
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