Oct. 19, 2007
SEATTLE, Wash. - Loyola Marymount swimming won eight of the 11 events, including both relays, to defeat Seattle University, 122-83, Thursday in a dual meet at Seattle's Connolly Center.
Seniors Alex Wike and Angela Samuels teamed with sophomores Mallorie Lim and Megan Sawelson to capture the 200 Yard Medley Relay and the first event of the meet. LMU just edged Seattle's team in the race, touching the wall in 1:52.29 to beat SU's time of 1:53.78.
Junior Rebecca Plume took home first place in the 200 Yard Freestyle event with her time of 1:58.63. LMU also placed third and fourth in the race, with sophomore Alicia Witter (1:59.76) and freshman Carolyn Pasque (2:01.07) finishing in those positions, respectively.
Wike collected her second victory of the day in the 50 Yard Freestyle, finishing just ahead of Seattle's Sarah Shannon with a time of 25.22. Sophomore Melanie Tansuwan finished third in the race, touching the wall in 26.07.
Like Wike, Samuels earned a first place finish in her first individual event of the day with a time of 2:15.45 in the 200 Yard IM. Senior Liz Magura finished third in the race with her time of 2:17.01 and sophomore Kristen Lutjen placed fourth in 2:20.12.
Sophomore Trinity O'Neill and Lim were edged in the 100 Yard Butterfly event, finishing second and third in the race with times of 1:00.35 and 1:00.61. Seattle's Alex Weiss won the race and the nine points with her time of 1:00.22.
LMU took home the first and second spots in the 100 Yard Freestyle race, with Pasque and Sawelson finishing in 54.70 and 55.07, in that order. Plume recorded her second victory of the day when she finished the 500 Yard Freestyle in 5:17.05.
Samuels made it a perfect day in the pool when she won her third race in as many events, finishing the 100 Yard Breaststroke in 1:10.06. Fellow senior Alyssa Geraghty placed third in the race with a time of 1:11.61 and Tansuwan was close behind in 1:11.87 to claim fourth.
In the final event, the 400 Freestyle Relay, the Lions just edged Seattle with a strong swim from Witter, serving as the team's anchor. Seattle's team took second in 3:44.69, just off the pace of LMU who finished in 3:42.91.
Loyola Marymount will return to the water on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. when it visits the University of Alaska Fairbanks in the first of two dual meets over the weekend.