Swimming against UC San Diego and CSU Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon from the Burns Aquatics Center, LMU swimming came up short in both decisions, falling to UCSD, 253-41, and CSU Bakersfield, 238-50. Although LMU does not field a diving team, both visiting squads received diving points by way of competition from UCLA.
Junior Isabel Willis turned in LMU's best swim, placing fourth overall in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.56.
Willis also combined with Taylor Anderson, Marley Abbott and Farah Stack in the final women's event of the afternoon - the 400 freestyle relay. The Lion A Relay clocked a time of 3:43.51 to earn a fourth-place finish in the race.
Saturday's competition also featured an outstanding men's meet, as UC San Diego edged CSU Bakersfield, 150-144, after taking the first two spots in the 400 freestyle relay to conclude the day of swimming. The 'Runners held a seven-point advantage entering the final relay.
The Lions will now prepare for the two-day Lion's Cup on January 12-13. Action against Pepperdine, Alaska and Dixie State will begin on Friday at 1:30 p.m. Saturday's double session will commence at 9:30 a.m. with the afternoon session scheduled for Noon.
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