LMU Sets Three Pool Records in Victory over Alaska
The LMU swimming team defeated Alaska, 123-82, on Friday.
Nov. 2, 2013
The LMU swimming team set three new pool records en route to defeating Alaska, 123-82, on Friday afternoon at Alaska's Patty Center Pool. Friday's meeting was the first of two encounters in as many days between the two teams.
Including the three records set by the Lions, a total of four pool records were broken on Friday. The former 400 medley relay record of 4:57.68 was shattered by all four teams racing, as the Lions set the new mark by winning in 3:58.27 with a team of Kjirsten Magnuson, Rachel Dekar, Hannah Calton and Katie Rick.
Dekar set a new pool record in the 100 breaststroke by one second, winning in 1:06.65 to beat the two-year-old mark of 1:07.83 by Fresno Pacific's Kendall Swanson in 2011. Rick finished second in the race, earning a time of 1:09.52 and four points for the Lions.
Kristen Clarno had the Lions' final pool record, winning the 400 individual medley in 4:35.79 to beat former Nanook Mariya Pavlovskaya's three-year-old mark of 4:36.05. Clarno also took second place in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:10.02.
On the Alaska side, Victoria Adams broke the two-year-old record in the 200 backstroke, winning in 2:04.56.
Magnuson led the Lions in the 50 freestyle, turning in a time of 24.39 to push LMU to three of the top-four spots. Tess Brown (25.56) and Lauren Saylor (25.60) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Calton won her second individual race in the 100 butterfly, stopping the clock at 57.14, in front of Margot Adams of Alaska (57.41) and LMU's Lise Soule (1:00.09) and Brennand (1:00.61).
Kathryn Pound of Alaska won both the 1,000 and 500 freestyle events, finishing in front of Angelina Prat, Mary Kate Short and Stephanie Horwitz in both events. Pound won the 1,000 in 10:40.30, followed by Prat (10:50.30), Short (10:52.10) and Horwitz (10:55.95). Prat's time was good enough to rank ninth in LMU history. Pound's time of 5:12.99 won the 500, while Short (5:17.45), Horwitz (5:21.72) and Prat (5:27.64) followed to claim valuable points for the Lions.
Alaska's Bente Heller took the 100 freestyle in 52.75, but the Lions went 2-3-4 behind her, led by Magnuson (54.15) and followed by Rick (54.91) and Saylor (55.73).
The Lions earned their final seven points of the meet in the 200 freestyle relay, taking second and third in times of 1:40.97 and 1:44.93.
The two teams will face off once again today at 10:30 a.m. Results can be found at http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meets/meet_menu.cfm?smid=5039
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