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Pepperdine Swimming and Diving Falls to LMU 155-139 on Thursday

Jan. 19, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - With the wind picking up, the Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team faced tough conditions inside and outside the pool, as the Waves fell to Loyola Marymount 155-139 on Thursday afternoon at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool in Malibu, Calif.

The Waves gave strong performances in the pool as they placed first in six events, but it was not enough to pass the Lions.

Leading the Waves was junior Ali McLeod who took first place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.08 and the 200 IM with a time of 2:23.59. McLeod also swam to a second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 52.73. Senior Nicole Okuna placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.03.

The 400 free relay team of seniors Ketrina Lemmen and Heather Brehmer, McLeod, and freshman Haley Wilson placed first with a time of 3:42.72, while the 200 medley relay of Lemmen, senior Lauren Velarde, Okuna and Brehmer placed second in 1:50.38.

Also having top performances were sophomore Kady Skora, who placed second in the 1000 free (11:04.08) and Wilson, who placed second in the 200 free (1:56.05) and the 200 IM (2:13.38). Brehmer swam to a second place in the 50 free (24.17), while senior Chelsea Zink took second in the 200 backstroke (2:17.84).

The Waves automatically won the diving point because the Lions do not sponsor a diving team, but that did not stop Pepperdine from giving strong performances on the boards. Lindsay Stephens-Adarme took first place in both the one-meter and three-meter dives.

Pepperdine is back in the pool on Friday, January 27 when it faces Cal Poly and San Diego State in a double dual meet in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The meet is scheduled to begin at noon.