Women's Swimming

Lions Topped by UCSB, Pacific

Freshman Kristen Clarno won the 100 freestyle event on Saturday.
Freshman Kristen Clarno won the 100 freestyle event on Saturday.

Feb. 2, 2013

Complete Results

The LMU swimming team dropped a pair of decisions to UC Santa Barbara and Pacific on Saturday, falling to UCSB by a count of 176-85 and Pacific at 159-103 at UCSB's Campus Pool. Freshman Kristen Clarno highlighted LMU's individual events, winning the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.62. The native of Sunnyvale, Calif. also finished third in the 100 backstroke (58.67) and helped LMU to a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.

In addition to the second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, LMU also managed to take second in the 200 medley relay. Kjirsten Magnuson, Rachel Dekar, Stephanie Hess and Camille Hopp teamed for a time of 1:48.62 in that race.

Dekar and Magnuson managed the only other top-two finishes for the Lions, with Dekar placing second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.75 and Magnuson taking second in the 50 freestyle at 24.50. Senior Noe Vargas had a very competitive swim in the 200 backstroke, narrowly missing second place with a time of 2:10.95 to finish third.

Dekar and Hopp helped LMU to a 3-4 finish in the 200 breaststroke with times of 2:22.77 and 2:24.72, respectively. Magnuson completed a strong day in the water in the 100 butterfly, turning in a time of 59.58 to claim third overall in the race. Katie Rick was the only other Lion to finish in the top-four, earning fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:12.51.

LMU will now spend the next two-plus weeks training for the MPSF Championships, which begin on February 20 in Long Beach, Calif.




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