Hopp Highlights Swims on Day Two of MPSF Championships

Senior Camille Hopp swam a stellar anchor leg in the 200 freestyle and finished 12th in a tight 50 freestyle race.

Feb. 22, 2013

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Senior Camille Hopp highlighted the LMU swims on Thursday from the 2013 MPSF Championships, swimming a stellar anchor leg of the 200 freestyle before placing 12th overall in a tight 50 freestyle race.

Hopp repeated her 22.66 split that she turned in last night as part of LMU's 200 medley relay, this time helping the 200 freestyle relay to a seventh-place finish in 1:34.06.

Hopp returned to the water in the final event of the night, placing 12th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.57. Sophomore Kjirsten Magnuson finished right behind Hopp, stopping the clock at 23.60 to claim 13th.

The Lions showed well in the 500 freestyle, returning all three of its entered swimmers into the evening finals. Angelina Prat led the Lions with a 12th place finish in 4:58.21, improving her personal best time almost four seconds and becoming only the second Lion in program history to break the 5:00 barrier (Rebecca Plume - 4:56.59). Freshman Stephanie Horwitz improved her best time of the season by over six seconds, taking 19th with a very strong time of 5:04.08 - fourth fastest in LMU program history. Mary Kate Short was close behind with a 5:05.53 in 22nd place.



In the 200 Individual Medley, two freshmen made it back into the evening finals with LMU program record holder, Kristen Clarno, placing 15th with a 2:05.08. Fellow freshman Kristen Brennand took 24th with a 2:08.86, moving her into seventh on LMU's All-Time Top-10.

In the morning's preliminaries, several other Lions posted up personal best times, including Stephanie Hess who dropped another second in the 200 IM with a 2:10.47. In the 50 freestyle, Rachel Dekar dropped over a half of second from her personal best with a 24.38, and freshmen Hallie Hengels (25.29) and Stephanie Schuffels (25.38) both established new best times.

Action continues from the MPSF Championships on Friday with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 400 medley relay.


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