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Cameron Hagen took fifth place in the 50 breast on Saturday afternoon.

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October 27, 2012
Chris Baker
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MALIBU, Calif.-- On day two of the Malibu Invitational the Azusa Pacific women’s swimming and diving team recorded 13 top-10 finishes, led by Angela Kanigowski’s fourth place showing in the 200 IM (2:16.59) and Cameron Hagen’s fifth place swim in the 50 breast (32.61) during the meet’s mid-distance and sprint portions of the two-day, seven-team event.

Hagen finished in the top-10 in all three of her events, taking ninth in the 200 breast (2:32.58) and ninth in the 100 breast (1:10.54 to go with her fifth place showing in the 50 breast. Kanigowski nabbed seventh in the 100 breast, touching at 1:09.98 after taking 13th in the 200 free (2:01.78).

Sophomore Madelyn Mooers did well her second meet with Azusa Pacific, placing fifth in the 100 fly (1:01.68), just ahead of Simone Garcia (1:01.82). Mooers touched in 10th in the 50 fly (28.10) and 15th in the 200 back (2:20.68). Garcia continued to be one of the team’s strongest swimmers, taking seventh in the 200 IM (2:18.33) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:31.56).

Backstroker Malerie Morgan tabbed a pair of top-10 swims, earning seventh in the 200 back (2:16.62) and eighth in the 100 back (1:04.09), both of which were team bests. Kaitlyn Lee took ninth in the 200 fly (2:22.09) and 14th in the 50 fly (28.46).

In the 100 back Anna Eckberg finished in 12th (1:06.81), while Kristen Fredricks touched at 1:09.43 to place 16th before Stacy Lee (1:09.88) and Karley Lequia (1:12.57) took 17th and 20th respectively. Lauren Turner posted a sub-58 in the 100 fee, taking 19th (57.34), while Erica Knudsen finished in 16th at 56.88.

Tink Gibb,who swam unattached, tallied three top-five times, taking third in the 100 free (54.30), fourth in the 50 fly (27.43), and fifth in the 200 free (1:59.33).

The Cougars will get back in the pool next week when they compete in their first dual of the season at Biola.