Prat Sets LMU 1000 Freestyle Record, Lions Win Seven Events
Angelina Prat set the LMU record in the 1000 freestyle on Sunday.
Jan. 26, 2014
Senior Angelina Prat set the new LMU record in the 1000 freestyle, claiming one of LMU's seven victories on the road at MPSF-frontrunner UC Davis on Sunday. Prat posted a time of 10:21.83, breaking the previous mark of 10:25.16 set by Rebecca Plume in 2008. The Lions dropped the dual meet to the Aggies, 178-116, but turned in a number of quality swims.
Kjirsten Magnuson and Hannah Calton posted a pair of victories each, with Magnuson earning first-place honors in the 50 freestyle (24.18) and 200 backstroke (2:05.71). Calton earned her victories in the 100 butterfly (57.32) and 200 butterfly (2:05.48).
Senior Rachel Dekar continued her strong swims in the 100 breaststroke event, claiming LMU's sixth and final individual victory with a time of 1:06.30. LMU's 200 freestyle relay team of Calton, Kristen Clarno, Lauren Saylor and Magnuson finished the meet with a strong swim, earning first-place honors with a time of 1:38.54.
The Lions impressed in the 200 freestyle, placing two of the top-three swimmers in the race. Stephanie Horwitz claimed second in 1:57.48, followed shortly thereafter by teammate Lise Soule in 1:58.02.
In addition to Dekar's victory in the 100 breaststroke, LMU also managed to place a swimmer third in that race as Mary Kate Reid touched the wall in 1:08.63.
Other top-three swims for the Lions included Dekar's 2:23.26 in the 200 breaststroke to earn second, Clarno's second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:10.76), Clarno's third-place finish in the 100 freestyle (53.86), and Stacy Maier's third-place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:17.73).
The swim against UC Davis was the final tune up for the Lions before the MPSF Championships from February 19-22 at East LA College.
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