Oct. 27, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - Loyola Marymount swimming will make its final road stop of the October road swing this Saturday in Malibu, when the Lions participate in the Malibu Invitational hosted by Pepperdine. It will be the fourth road competition for the Lions this season, who began the 2005-06 campaign last weekend in Alaska.
The invitational boasts a fun environment that allows the Lions, especially the 10 newcomers, a chance to get some added race experience. The competition will feature 50 sprints in all four strokes, with all but the 50 free not being considered official NCAA events. Head Coach Bonnie Adair will also use the meet to preview future dual opponents Pepperdine and Cal Poly, who the Lions will run into again in January.
Sophomore Angela Samuels, who won the 50 breaststroke at last year's Malibu Invitational, is slated to return to competition this Saturday for the first time since her April surgery.
The meet names high point winners for each squad, rather than scoring the teams against each other. Returners Katie Hicks and Liz Magura were named LMU's high point swimmers at the 2004 Malibu Invitational, with Hicks claiming the sprinters' honor for the Lions and Magura winning the distance competition. Though final results are not counted by team, LMU did win all four relay events in 2004.
Saturday's meet is scheduled for a 10:00 a.m. start.