MPSF Championship Next for Lions
LMU will travel to the MPSF Championship this week.
Feb. 19, 2013
The LMU swimming team will make the short trip to East Los Angeles College this week to take part in the 2013 MPSF Championships. The four-day competition begins on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with the women's 200 medley relay.
The LMU swimming last competed more than two weeks ago, dropping a pair of decisions to UC Santa Barbara and Pacific on February 2. Freshman Kristen Clarno highlighted LMU's individual events, winning the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.62. The native of Sunnyvale, Calif. also finished third in the 100 backstroke (58.67) and helped LMU to a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. In addition to the second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, LMU also managed to take second in the 200 medley relay. Kjirsten Magnuson, Rachel Dekar, Stephanie Hess and Camille Hopp teamed for a time of 1:48.62 in that race. Dekar and Magnuson managed the only other top-two finishes for the Lions, with Dekar placing second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.75 and Magnuson taking second in the 50 freestyle at 24.50. Senior Noelani Vargas had a very competitive swim in the 200 backstroke, narrowly missing second place with a time of 2:10.95 to finish third.
LMU looks to be in a pretty favorable position, seeding four swimmers in the Top-8 in seven different events, and entering the competition with the third-best 200 freestyle relay. In addition, the Lions boast a handful of swimmers in scoring position within the Top-16.
LMU seeded in the Top-16
200 Individual Medley: Kristen Clarno (3rd)
50 Freestyle: Camille Hopp (5th), Kjirsten Magnuson (7th)
400 Individual Medley: Angelina Prat (16th)
200 Freestyle: Kristen Clarno (9th)
100 Breaststroke: Rachel Dekar (6th), Camille Hopp (7th)
100 Backstroke: Sophie Allen (11th), Kjirsten Magnuson (12th)
1650 Freestyle: Mary Kate Short (11th)
200 Backstroke: Kristen Clarno (8th)
100 Freestyle: Kristen Clarno (8th)
200 Breaststroke: Rachel Dekar (11th), Camille Hopp (14th)
200 Butterfly: Angelina Prat (14th)
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