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Pepperdine Swimming and Diving Crushes Cal Poly 205-92; Falls to San Diego State 155-145

Jan. 27, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team went 1-1 at the double dual meet hosted by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Friday. The Waves crushed the host Cal Poly 205-92 and just missed beating visiting San Diego State, 155-145. Pepperdine improved to 1-2 on the season.

The Waves captured a total of five first place finishes. Ali McLeod led for the Waves as she recorded three first-place finishes in the 100 free (53.02), 100 back (59.21) and the 200 IM. Senior Nicole Okuna placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.93, while the 200 medley relay team of Ketrina Lemmen, Lauren Velarde, Okuna and Heather Brehmer placed first in a time of 1:50.80.

Placing first against Cal Poly was freshman Sara Kallman in the100 breast with a time of 1:11.10, while Lauren Velarde was not far behind as she came in second with a time of 1:11.31. Velarde also had success in the 200 breast as she placed first in 2:29.32, while Loriann Mark placed first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:13.68. Sophomore Kady Skora recorded a first-place finish in the 500 free (5:19.11). The 400 free relay team of Brehmer, Lemmen, McLeod and freshman Haley Wilson placed first against Cal Poly with a time of 3:38.60.

Brehmer swam to first place against San Diego State in the 50 free with a time of 24.96.

On the boards, the Waves once again proved their talent as they swept Cal Poly in both the one and three-meter dives. Lindsay Stephens-Adarme took first in both events, scoring a 247.5 in the one-meter dive and a 261.85 in the three-meter dive. Gina Warren took second in both events, while Devyn Schumacher followed with a third place in both dives. Stephens-Adarme also placed first in both dives against the Aztecs.

The Waves are next in action at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships held in Long Beach, California beginning Wednesday, February 8 through Saturday, February 11.