Lions Take Down USD, Fall to UC Davis in Double-Dual
LMU bested San Diego and fell to UC Davis in a double-dual on Saturday.
Nov. 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The LMU swimming team split a double-dual on Saturday, defeating San Diego and falling to UC Davis at Burns Aquatics Center. The Aggies posted a 167-95 victory over San Diego, and a 151-111 victory over LMU. The Lions defeated San Diego by a count of 154-108.
LMU won four events on Saturday, including a pair from reigning MPSF Swimmer of the Week Camille Hopp. Hopp won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.48 before claiming the top-spot in the 50 freestyle at 23.86 in front of teammate Kjirsten Magnuson in second at 24.08. The native of Mission Viejo, Calif. also earned second place in the 100 freestyle (53.25) to help LMU to a 2-3 finish along with Magnuson (53.39). UC Davis' Haley Porter won the event in 52.40.
Freshman Kristen Brennand was the only other individual winner on Saturday for the Lions, claiming victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.01. That time was good enough to place Brennand eighth all-time in LMU history. LMU's final first-place finish came in the last event of the day - the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Kristen Clarno, Magnuson, Sophie Allen and Hopp combined to stop the clock at 3:31.13 in front of UC Davis at 3:33.53.
In addition to helping LMU to the relay victory, Clarno also shined individually, earning a pair of second-place finishes. The freshman took a close second in the 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:53.84 behind UC Davis' Marissa Brown at 1:53.32. That time moved Clarno into 10th all-time in LMU history. Clarno also earned second in the 200 backstroke, notching a time of 2:07.26 behind Sarah Reierson of San Diego (2:05.55). That mark bettered her previous career-best of 2:08.05.
Redshirt-junior Rachel Dekar managed a pair of top-three finishes for the Lions, taking silver in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.76) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.31). Liliana Alvarez of UC Davis finished ahead of Dekar in both races, but it was LMU's Hopp who won the 100 to guide LMU to a 1-3 finish.
Other top-three finishes for the Lions included Sophie Allen's third-place swim in the 100 backstroke (58.66) and Katie Rick's third-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:10.09). LMU's team of Allen, Dekar, Magnuson and Rick proved good enough for a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay at 1:47.06. UC Davis' quartet won the event in 1:46.58.
LMU will return to action on November 15 when it swims at the three-day Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
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