Calton Sets Program Record, Abbott Wins B Final
Junior Hannah Calton took home a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly while setting a new program record.
Junior Hannah Calton set a new program record and took home a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly, while freshman Marley Abbott won the B final in the 100 breaststroke at the 2016 Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championships on Sunday from East LA College.
With one day of competition left at the Championships, LMU currently sits fourth with 640.5 points. The top-ranked D2 program in the nation, UC San Diego, leads all teams with 1126.5, followed by Pepperdine (763.5), Cal State East Bay (728.5) and the Lions.
Calton registered a time of 54.50 in the evening final of the 100 butterfly, breaking her existing program record of 55.26 set at last year’s Championship. The Lions also had a fifth-place finish in the race as Kailee Mora turned in a time of 56.02 to move up to the fourth spot on the LMU all-time record list. Freshmen Nicole Schiel and Savanna Kim both qualified for evening finals in the 100 fly, with Schiel claiming a share of second place.
Three more Lions reached the evening finals in the 200 freestyle, as Kristen Clarno registered a time of 1:52.00 to finish third overall. Stephanie Horwitz followed in sixth with a mark of 1:54.81. Freshman Isabel Willis was the final Lion to qualify for a final in the 200 freestyle, placing second in the B final with a time of 1:55.15.
Abbott highlighted a trio of Lions in the 100 breaststroke finals, winning the event in 1:05.60. The time is good enough for sixth on the LMU all-time records list, and would have been good enough for fifth in the A final. Sophomore Amanda Miller also swam in the B final, registering a time of 1:06.99. Freshman Mary Schell was the last Lion to reach a final in the 100 breaststroke, taking second in the C final with a time of 1:11.45.
Stacy Maier and Tori Yee qualified for the 100 backstroke final, with Maier placing sixth in the event with a time of 58.35. Her prelim time of 58.27 is now the seventh-fastest time in LMU history. Yee finished eighth in the final with a time of 58.83 after stopping the clock in 58.15 during her preliminary race. That preliminary time is now sixth on the LMU records list. Junior Lia Jorgensen and senior Sofia Abrate swam in the B final of the event, going 5-6 in the event.
The 2016 PCSC Championships come to a close on Monday at East LA College, with prelims at 9:30 a.m. and the finals session set for a 3:30 p.m. start. The final day of the meet will feature finals in the 1650 freestyle, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 fly and 400 free relay. The conference will begin the finals session by recognizing its 82 senior swimmers and divers. An awards ceremony to honor the Swimmers, Divers and Coaches of the Meet, as well as the team champions will immediately follow the finals session.
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