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Pepperdine Swimming and Diving Leads Competition at PCSC Championships

Feb. 8, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team opened competition at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference (PCSC) Championships on Wednesday at the Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif. After one day, the Waves are in first place with 196 points, leading the field of 14 teams.

Northern Colorado is in second place with 172 points, followed by North Florida, which holds 163 points. Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Baptist round out the Top 5 with 156 points and 125 points, respectively.

The Waves scored 54 points in the 200 medley relay with a third place finish. The relay team of Alison McLeod, Danielle Kimmel, Amy Nightingale and Haley Wilson knocked out an impressive 1:47.13, which gave the group the second all-time best time and now hold the Top 3 times in the event.

Pepperdine led the scoring in the three-meter dive earning 96 points with three Waves placing in the Top 8. Senior Lindsay Adarme placed third with 408.05 points, while senior Sarah Towers and sophomore Amanda Pond took fifth and sixth place, respectively.

With a seventh place finish in the 800 free relay, the Waves earned 46 points. Haley Wilson, Brianna Blanchard, Loriann Mark and McLeod swam a time of 7:52.57.

Pepperdine will continue competiton today with the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and the 200 free relay.