Women's Swimming

Lions Dominate Distance Events at Malibu Invitational

Mary Kate Short won the 1650 freestyle race on Friday at the Malibu Invitational.

Mary Kate Short won the 1650 freestyle race on Friday at the Malibu Invitational.

Oct. 22, 2011

MALIBU, Calif. -

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The LMU swimming team dominated competition at the Malibu Invitational on Friday at Pepperdine's Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool, winning all three distance swimming events.

The Lions posted the top-two swimmers in the 1650 freestyle event, including the winner, Mary Kate Short, in a time of 18:07.89. Short was followed by Terry Rinder at 18:27.40.

LMU ran away with the 400 individual medley race, placing each of the top-five swimmers in the race. Christina Cannata stopped the clock at 4:41.19 to finish first, followed by Yvonne Le (4:43.17) and Tammy Choy (4:46.40).

The 500 freestyle followed suit for LMU, as the Lions placed each of the first six swimmers in the event. Katie Rick claimed first place at 5:17.61, followed by freshmen Maddie Vanderpoel at 5:22.46 and Diana Safa at 5:26.19 in second and third, respectively.

The Malibu Invitational continues today with the sprint events slated to be contested starting at 9:30 a.m.

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