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Pepperdine in Third After Second Day of PCSC Meet

Feb. 18, 2005

Long Beach, Calif. -

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After yesterday's stellar performance at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championships in Long Beach, Calif., Pepperdine began the second day of competition in first place Thursday. The Waves finished the day in third place with 352 points, still ahead of seven teams.

Pepperdine scored 46 points in two events on the day; the 200 individual medley and the 200 freestyle relay. In the IM Megan Kelly paced the Waves with an eighth place finish in the finals with a time of 2:14.11. Finishing just behind her was teammate Michelle Sutherland who secured ninth place in the event.

The 200 relay team posted a seventh place time of 1:41.00. Sutherland and Kelly were joined by Heather Brehmer and Nicole Okuna to capture the points.

The highest finish on the day came in sixth place thanks to Kady Skora. Her 5:10.79 race contributed 24 points to the Pepperdine cause. Ketrina Lemmen also made her presence known for the second day in a row as she led Waves swimmers in the 50 freestyle. Her 24.61 time was just ahead of Brehmer's 24.96 mark. Lemmen took 11th, while Brehmer got 18th in the close race.

Trailing second place Cal Baptist by 42 points Pepperdine will look to make its move in Friday's one meter diving competition. On Wednesday Pepperdine outscored CBU 112-58 from the three meter board, and will try Friday to duplicate its success and move up in the standings.

Though Pepperdine has finished in the top five for eight consecutive years, the Waves haven't cracked the top two since the 1988-89 championships.