Feb. 16, 2005
Long Beach, Calif. - After the first day of competition at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships the Pepperdine swimming and diving team finds itself very much in the early hunt for the crown.
Making the Pepperdine scorecard heavy on Wednesday was the diving team. Half of the conference's eight finalists are Waves led by Lindsay Stephens and Gina Warren. Stephens and Warren completed the three meter diving today and will go back to the boards on Friday for the one meter competition.
Pepperdine's two relay teams also earned points for the Waves, both recording season best times when it counts most.
In the 200 medley relay, Pepperdine's foursome of Ketrina Lemmen, Erin Kephart, Nicole Okuna and Heather Brehmer posted a 1:48.88 mark to open the meet with a sixth place finish. This time cut three seconds off the team's previous fastest time this season.
The 800 freestyle relay team of Lemmen, Megan Kelly, Michelle Sutherland and Kady Skora bettered their season-best time by two seconds and missed placing on the all-time best list by .72 seconds. Three of the four women swam their best times includining Lemmen, who led off posting a 1:54.65 time.
Pepperdine looks to stay in the championship hunt tomorrow with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay scheduled.
More complete results from day one will be posted when they become available.