{{ article.title }}

Women's Swimming Takes Fourth in Sprints at UC Irvine Invitational; Concludes Competition on Sunday

Jan. 6, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team concluded day one of competition at the UC Irvine Invitational and placed fourth in the sprints with 171 points. The Waves had 10 top-10 finishes with senior Alison McLeod leading the pack with two second-place finishes and one fourth-place finish.

Washington won the sprints with 475 points, while Wyoming (397 points) and host UC Irvine (377 points) rounded out the top three.

In the 100 back, McLeod placed second with a time of 58.73 and also took second in the 50 back with a time of 27.19. The senior also finished strong in the 50 fly, placing fourth in a time of 26.72 and placed eighth in the 100 free with a time of 54.63.

Freshman Danielle Kimmel also had a strong meet as she placed fourth in the 50 breast with a time of 30.70, seventh in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.70 and was the top Wave finisher in the 200 breast and 50 free placing eighth and 11th, respectively.

Freshman teammate Amy Nightingale led the Waves in the 100 fly and 200 fly as she took seventh (1:00.40) and 11th (2:17.64), respectively. She also placed 11th in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.72 and had top 20 finishes in the 100 free and 50 fly. Sophomore Haley Wilson led the Waves in the 200 IM swimming to a sixth place finish in a time of 2:15.21 and also had strong performances in the 100 free and 50 fly placing in the Top 20.

Sophomore Lauren Meagher placed eighth in the 50 back with a time of 29.45 and 13th in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.87. Meagher also had a strong performance 50 fly taking spot No. 11 with a time of 27.73.

Junior Loriann Mark led the Waves in distance as she took fifth place in the 1000 free swimming a time of 11:01.80. Freshman Brianna Blanchard checked in at eighth place with a time of 11:04.46.

In diving, senior Lindsay Adarme placed second in the three-meter dive with 250.7 points. Amanda Pond, Sarah Towers and Devyn Schumacher took spots seven, eight and nine, respectively.

Sunday's relay events begin at 10 a.m. at UC Irvine's Anteater Pool. Diving will also compete in the one-meter dive.