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LMU in First After Day One Swimming Events at PCSCs

Feb. 8, 2007

Long Beach, Calif. - After the day one swimming events at the PCSC Championship, Loyola Marymount sat in first place with 118 points, ahead of Northern Colorado and defending conference champion UC San Diego in the top-3.

The Lions climbed to the top with strong performances in the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay. After the two swimming events of the day, the Lions had two new LMU records and a new PCSC record.

"It was an amazing night for us," LMU Head Coach Bonnie Adair said, "even better than our day one performance here last year."

LMU won the 200 medley relay (Lauren Mathewson, Morgan Finley, Angela Samuels, Alex Wike) by a body length, breaking the PCSC and LMU record the Lions set in the event last year.

The other relay of the night was the 800 freestyle relay, and LMU again shattered the school record by over three seconds with great splits from Liz Magura, Maggie Brophy, Rebecca Plume and Alicia Witter.

LMU does not field a diving squad, so without including the points earned from 3m diving, the Lions finished atop the conference with the 118 points. Defending PCSC Champion UC San Diego is expected to make up ground on day two after having its 200 medley relay team disqualified. Crosstown rival Pepperdine sits in fifth place after day one.

Competition continues in Long Beach, Calif. through Saturday.