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Pepperdine Swimming and Diving Places Third at PCSC Championships

Feb. 12, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine swimming and diving team concluded its season in victorious fashion as it placed third at the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference (PCSC) Championships held at the Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif. The Waves came back from a fourth place finish after day three, surpassing 12 other schools to capture the third position with 893 points. The Waves stepped up the momentum, proving that they are strong competitors as they fought against some of the top programs across the country.

UC San Diego placed first with 1275 points, while Northern Colorado came in second with 976.5 points.

The 400 free relay team of seniors Ketrina Lemmen and Heather Brehmer, freshman Haley Wilson and junior Alison McLeod, who swam with an injured eye she acquired minutes before the race, placed second, just 9/100's of a second behind UC San Diego. The Waves swam a 3:30.02, which placed them in the second position of Pepperdine's all-time best times.

Lemmen also scored in the 100 free, placing fourth with a 52.71 marking her season best time. Wilson was not far behind as she placed sixth with a 53.02, which was also her season best. Brehmer marked a season best as she took 15th place swimming a 54.17.

In the 200 fly, senior Nicole Okuna captured a ninth-place finish (2:11.40) marking her season best time, while sophomore Loriann Mark came in at tenth place swimming a season-best 2:11.70.

Sophomore Kady Skora placed 10th in the 1650 free in a time of 18:09.29, while Mark also had success placing 16th with a season-best 18:25.71. Lauren Velarde scored in the 200 breast placing 20th, while Lauren Meagher and Chelsea Zink scored in the 200 back placing 21st and 24th, respectively.

Complete results can be found at http://lmulions.collegesports.com/sports/w-swim/spec-rel/06-pcsc-central.html.

Final Results

1.UC San Diego, 1275 points2.Northern Colorado, 976.5 points3.Pepperdine, 893 points4.LMU, 873 points5.Cal State Bakersfield, 824.5 points6.North Florida, 754.5 points7.Cal Baptist, 745.5 points8.UC Santa Cruz, 619 points9.Seattle University, 570.5 points10.Biola, 202 points11.University of Alaska at Fairbanks, 187 points12.Chapman, 173 points13.University of Texas, Permian-Basin 138.5 points14.Cal State East Bay, 126 points