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Day Three: Pepperdine Swimming Holds Fourth Place at Conference Championships

Feb. 10, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving concluded the third day of action at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference (PCSC) Championships and head into the final day of competition in fourth place with 676 points.

Leading the field of 16 teams is UC San Diego with 789 points followed by Loyola Marymount with 728 points. Northern Colorado holds third place with 713 points, while Northern Florida is behind Pepperdine with 597 points.

Senior Alison McLeod had another strong day in the pool as she took second place in the 100 fly with a time of 55.04, which breaks her own school record of 55.26. McLeod qualified for the NCAA in the event a second time as both school records are a NCAA `B' cut time. Also scoring in the 100 fly was Amy Nightingale, who swam a 59.20 for 19th place and Lauren Meagher, who swam a 1:00.61 for 23rd.

McLeod also took third in the 100 back with a time of 56.55 to give her the Top 3 times of Pepperdine's all-time best times. Meagher scored in the event with her 1:01.12.

Haley Wilson led the Waves in the 200 free placing fifth with a time of 1:54.79, while Loriann Mark placed in the Top 15 with a time of 1:57.25.

Danielle Kimmel showed her talent in the pool as she took second place in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.82 giving the freshman all five of Pepperdine's all-time best times. Sara Kallman also gave Pepperdine points with her 18th place finish in a time of 1:08.94

The 400 medley relay team of McLeod, Kimmel, Nightingale and Wilson placed second with a time of 3:51.92, breaking their own school record of 3:53.63 set earlier this season.

Jaime Lyon led the Waves in the 400 IM as she swam a personal best with a 4:42.69 for an 11th place finish. Michelle Fadley placed 17th with her 4:48.27, while Kady Skora's personal best of 4:49.71 led her to 18th place. Marissa McDaniel also scored for the Waves in the 400 IM as she placed 20th with a personal best of 4:50.91.

The Waves scored 98 points in the one-meter dive with senior Lindsay Adarme leading the way with a second place finish and 247.85 points. Amanda Pond took sixth place with 216.30 points, while Michelle Wargo rounded out the Top 10 with 191.05 points.

Pepperdine concludes competition at the PCSC Championships today and looks for its seventh straight Top 5 finish under head coach Nick Rodionoff.