Oct. 25, 2004
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Loyola Marymount swimming earned its first dual win of the 2004-05 campaign in its second weekend of action, defeating Cal Poly 195-95. Six of the ten Lions' who had a share in the event titles were freshman, as the young squad starts its season momentum.
Freshman Maggie Brophy won three individual events to lead the Lions to the dual meet win in Cal Poly's Mott Pool. Brophy was the meet's top finisher in the 200 free (1:57.84), 100 free (55.72), and the 500 free (5:17.04).
Sophomore Morgan Finley and freshman Angela Samuels also combined for five addition event titles for LMU, with Finley winning the 100 (1:07.51) and 200 (2:31.38) breast. Finley edged teammate Liz Magura by just .60 in the 200 breast, but Magura went on to win the 1000 free with a time of 10:52.17.
Samuels also swam on the winning 200 free relay with freshman Kristin Kelly, and seniors Mandy Mooers and Breanne Melconian, earning a time of 1:43.13 that beat Cal Poly for first place by just .10 seconds.
In addition to swimming the 200 medley, Hicks took the 50 free title with a time of 25:00. After the tight second place finish in the 200 breast, Magura won the 1000 free title with a time of 10:52.17 and the 200 individual medley (2:15.29). Freshman Alicia Royal also won the 200 fly (2:17.51) and the 200 back (2:18.47).
The Lions totaled 13 event wins en route to the 195-95 victory.
LMU will use the week to prepare for the annual Pepperdine Invitational, next weekendin Malibu.
LMU's EVENT TITLES
200M Relay: (Luciano, Finley, Samuels, Hicks) - 1:54.57
1000 Free: (Magura) - 10:52.17
200 Free: (Brophy) - 1:57.84
100 Breast: (Finley) - 1:07.51
200 Fly: (Royal) - 2:17.51
50 Free: (Hicks) - 25:00
100 Free: (Brophy) - 55.72
200 Back: (Royal) - 2:18.47
200 Breast: (Finley) - 2:31.38
500 Free: (Brophy) - 5:17.04
100 Fly: (Samuels) - 1:02.03
200 IM: (Magura) - 2:15.29
200 Free Relay: (Samuels, Kelly, Mooers, Melconian) - 1:43.13