Lions Split Decisions in Double-Dual Meet
LMU defeated San Diego and dropped a decision to UC Davis.
Nov. 6, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
Freshman Kjirsten Magnuson and Tammy Choy each won races on Sunday, as Magnuson won the 50 freestyle in a time of 24.04, good enough to place eighth in LMU's All-Time record book. Teammate Camille Hopp finished second in that sprint, touching the wall in 24.43, her second second-place finish of the meet after placing second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.52. Magnuson also finished second in the 100 freestyle, stopping the clock in 53.03 behind Davis' Kayleigh Foley at 51.84. That time also allowed Magnuson to enter the Top-10 in LMU's record book, placing 10th. Choy earned her first-place finish in the 200 backstroke, stopping the clock at 2:08.79 to finish in front of fellow Lion Noe Vargas in second at 2:08.89.
The team of Sophie Allen, Hopp, Magnuson and Vargas got the day off to a solid start, placing second to UC Davis in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.66. Davis touched the wall just ahead of the Lions at 1:47.37. The Lions also placed a foursome in fifth place as Choy, Katie Rick, Yvonne Le and Diana Safa teamed for a time of 1:51.20.
Mary Kate Short and Maddie Vanderpoel hit the water for the first time on Saturday in the 1000 freestyle, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. USD's Keenan Lineback won the event in 10:30.09, while Short touched in 10:44.72 followed by Vanderpoel at 10:53.60. Vanderpoel's time was good enough to rank ninth in LMU's All-Time record book.
Senior Jill Dahle had her best finish in the 200 freestyle, placing fourth with a mark of 1:55.51. UC Davis' Katie Edwards won the race in 1:53.70, followed by a pair of Torero swimmers in second and third.
The Lions showed well in the 100 backstroke, claiming second, third and fifth in the race behind Lauren Damian of UC Davis at 58.05. Allen led the trio of Lions in the top-five, turning-in a mark of 59.25, followed shortly by Choy at 59.95. After Hilary Hunt of UC Davis narrowly missed a sub-minute time of 1:00.37 for fourth, Vargas touched the wall in 1:01.10 to claim fifth.
Other top-five individual finishes for the Lions included sophomore Angelina Prat's fourth-place swim in the 200 butterfly (2:10.04), Hopp's third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.16), Short's time of 5:18.83 in the 500 freestyle to finish fifth, and Le's fifth-place swim in the 100 butterfly (59.73).
Leading USD by just 15 points headed into the final relay, LMU's team of Vargas, Rick, Allen and Safa combined for a time of 3:38.91 in the 400 freestyle relay to place third and earn crucial points toward the LMU total. USD did win the race in a time of 3:32.34, but the Lion third-place finish ensured that LMU would defeat the Toreros.
LMU will return to action on November 16 when it opens the three-day Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
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