Lions Drop Duals to CSU Bakersfield, UC San Diego

Kjirsten Magnuson won the 100 backstroke and finished second in the 50 freestyle.

Jan. 13, 2014

Complete Results

The LMU swimming team dropped a pair of decisions to CSU Bakersfield and UC San Diego on Saturday in Bakersfield, Calif. The Lions fell by a count of 201-92 to the host Roadrunners while coming up short, 219-72, to UC San Diego.

Kristen Clarno and Kjirsten Magnuson were the lone Lions with victories on Saturday. Clarno took home top honors in the 200 individual medley, winning the event in 2:07.66.

Magnuson shared first place in the 100 backstroke, posting a time of 58.24 to match the effort from Alaska's Victoria Adams. She later narrowly missed earning her second first-place finish in the 50 freestyle, placing second behind UCSD's Colleen Daley (24.19) with a mark of 24.30.

Rachel Dekar managed a top-three finish in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, touching the wall in 1:06.59 behind a pair of UCSD swimmers in the 100. Austine Lee won the event in 1:05.43 before her teammate Jaimie Bryan finished second in 1:06.19. Dekar returned to the water in the 200, finishing third in 2:24.98. Bryan won the even for the Tritons in 2:23.33, edging her teammate Eva Chen at 2:24.46.

LMU will return to action at home on Friday, hosting the two-day Beach Cup in Burns Aquatics Center. Pepperdine, San Diego and Fresno State will join the Lions in competition. The Lions dropped a dual meet to San Diego earlier this year on the road.




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