400 Medley and 100 Breaststroke Records Fall, Magnuson, Dekar, Hopp Earn Top-Eight Finishes
A trio of Lions posted top-eight finishes at the MPSF Championships.
Feb. 23, 2013
A trio of Lions qualified for the Championship Final and LMU's 400 medley relay and 100 breaststroke records fell on Friday night at the MPSF Championships. Sophie Allen, Camille Hopp, Kristen Brennand and Kristen Clarno combined for a time of 3:46.07 to break the existing LMU record of 3:47.19 in the 400, while Rachel Dekar turned in a time of 1:02.36 in the Championship Final of the 100 breaststroke to set a new Lion record and meet the D1 B-Cut.
In addition to the new records, Camille Hopp and Kjirsten Magnuson also qualified for Championship Final races. Hopp joined Dekar in the 100 breaststroke, stopping the clock in 1:03.07 after swimming a personal-best 1:02.45 in the preliminary. Magnuson finished sixth in the 100 backstroke final, turning in a time of 56.59 after swimming a personal-best 56.35 in the preliminary. That time is now the third-fastest time in LMU history.
Allen also swam in the finals of the 100 backstroke, placing 11th overall with a time of 56.79. Senior Stephanie Hess reached the Bonus Final in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in a personal-best 1:05.54 - good for fifth in LMU history. Clarno won the Bonus final of the 200 freestyle, earning the victory by way of a time of 1:52.68. Angelina Prat also won a Bonus Final, taking first in the 400 individual medley with a 4:27.77 to move up to third in the LMU record book. Finally, Brennand finished second in the Bonus Final of the 100 butterfly, stopping the clock in a career-best 56.69.
Action concludes from the MPSF Championships tomorrow.
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