Hopp Named MPSF Swimmer of the Week, Lions Host UC Davis/USD
Senior Camille Hopp was named MPSF Swimmer of the Week as LMU welcomes UCD and USD.
Nov. 1, 2012
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - LMU senior Camille Hopp was named MPSF Swimmer of the Week, it was announced earlier this week. Hopp led the Lions at the Malibu Invitational, winning five of six individual events, and leading off the winning 300 freestyle relay as her seventh event (24.23). Hopp won the 50 breast (30.08) and 50 free (24.08), 100 breast (1:04.96) and 100 free (52.90), and the 200 breast (2:22.01). She was also fifth in the 50 fly (27.77).
Hopp and the LMU swim team will open the home portion of its schedule on Saturday, welcoming UC Davis and University of San Diego to Burns Aquatics Center for a double-dual meet starting at 9:30 a.m.
Fans are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for the meet due to on-campus roads being closed for the annual Think Pink Run/Walk.
LMU has impressed early this year, turning-in solid showings at the PCSC Relays and PCSC Pentathlon before dominating all contenders last week at the Malibu Invitational. The Lions won two of three events and placed two swimmers in the top-three of each race the distance events last weekend before winning 11 of 14 races in the sprint and mid-distance events.
In addition to Hopp's solid swims, Mary Kate Short won the 1650 freestyle, turning in a time of 18:02.65. Freshman Kristen Clarno, who shined at the PCSC Relays and Pentathlon, was stellar once again in Malibu, winning the 200 freestyle (1:55.80), 200 backstroke (2:08.05) and 200 individual medley (2:11.28). Clarno also finished second in the 100 backstroke behind teammate Sophie Allen.
UC Davis will have a busy weekend, traveling to UCLA on Friday to swim against the Bruins and Washington State before making the short trip to Burns Aquatics Center to meet the Lions and Toreros. The Aggies are coming off a loss to San Jose State last week, dropping meet by a score of 208-92. Aggie distance standouts Samantha Shellem and Marissa Brown each posted victories in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle events, respectively, but San Jose State won all other individual events plus both relays.
The University of San Diego women's swim team also opened its dual meet season with a loss, dropping a dual to USC on October 19. The Toreros put in a strong showing but lost the dual meet by a final score of 157.5-125.5. Keenan Lineback and Jacquie Kimmel highlighted the day for the Toreros as Lineback won the 200 yard butterfly and 400 yard IM, while Kimmel captured the top spot in the 50 yard freestyle.
Following the double-dual with UC Davis and San Diego, LMU will return to competitive waters on November 15-17, traveling to Long Beach, Calif. for the three-day Arena Invitational.