Seventeen Finals for LMU on Last Day of Championships
LMU competed in 17 evening finals on the last day of the PCSC Championships.
For the third time in three days, senior Hannah Calton returned to a Championship Final on Saturday, this time placing second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.15 to close her collegiate career from the 2017 PCSC Championship Meet at East LA College.
Alyce-Faye Eichelberger and Stacy Maier also swam in Championship Finals, with Eichelberger taking eighth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:09.57. Her preliminary time of 2:07.52 qualified her for the evening final, and ranks 10th all-time in LMU’s record book. Maier reached the Championship Final in the 100 freestyle, stopping the clock in a personal-best 52.60 to claim seventh overall in the event.
B-Consolation Final swims included Gabby Carufel’s personal-best time of 2:09.86 in the 200 backstroke (7th in race/15th overall), Christine Chan’s 2:15.76 in the 200 back (8th in race/16th overall) after swimming a personal-best 2:13.43 in the prelims, Taylor Anderson’s 53.13 in the 100 freestyle (5th in race/13th overall) after posting a personal-best 53.03 to qualify for the final, Olivia Nielsen’s time of 2:10.16 (3rd in race/11th overall) in the 200 butterfly, and Lia Porcelli Jorgensen’s (1:01.69, 3rd in race/11th overall) and Tori Yee’s (1:02.03, 5th in race/13th overall) marks in the 100 IM. Although there were no preliminary swims in the 1650 freestyle, Keara Reilly turned in a time that ultimately placed her 12th overall at 17:47.48.
Yee reached a second evening final in the 200 backstroke, qualifying for the C-Final where she finished second in the race (18th overall) with a mark of 2:12.44. Maya Loventhal also swam in that final, placing third in the race (19th overall) with a personal-best time of 2:13.06. Maddie Lipkowitz won the C-Final of the 200 butterfly (17th overall) after recording a personal-best time of 2:13.43, while Marley Abbott took sixth (22nd overall) in the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.52. Mary Schell was the final Lion to reach a C-Final, doing so in the 200 breaststroke and placing fifth (21st overall) in 2:31.82.
Akin and Samantha Smith reached D and E-Finals in the 100 freestyle, respectively, with Akin placing fourth in her race (28th overall) with a personal-best 54.71. Smith also registered a personal-best in the event, swimming a 55.02 in the prelims before placing third (35th overall) in the E-Final with a time of 55.17.
While it didn’t qualify for an evening final, Lanna Kozlowski turned in a personal-best time of 2:14.30 in the 200 backstroke.
Swimming in the final race of the PCSC Championships, Calton, Maier, Eichelberger and Anderson joined together to post a time of 3:31.36 in the 400 freestyle relay to take fifth overall.
At the conclusion of the Championships, LMU placed sixth with 733 points. UC San Diego (1601), Fresno Pacific (1220.5) and Cal State East Bay (1068.5) finished first through third.
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