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Records Break as Waves Succeed in Season Opening Malibu Invitational

Oct. 28, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team got off to an impressive start on Saturday as it kicked off the season at the Malibu Invitational. Senior Alison McLeod was named the high point scorer for the sprints, while freshman Marissa McDaniel won the high point for distance. In diving, senior Lindsay Adarme took the high point with a second place in the three-meter dive and a first place in the one-meter dive.

The day's events were highlighted by freshman Danielle Kimmel's performance in the 100 breaststroke. Competing in her first meet as a Wave, the newcomer set a new school record with a time of 1:05.55, breaking Monica Oleksyn's record of 1:06.80 set in 1998. The Chula Vista, Calif. native also won the 50 breaststroke with a time of 30.11. Kimmel also scored in the 50 free (24.40) with a fourth-place finish and the 100 free (54.58) with a fifth-place finish.

Leading the Waves with 38 points, McLeod won the 50 fly with a time of 27.11 and the 100 fly with a time of 56.19, which moved her into second place all-time. With a time of 27.20 and 1:00.62, McLeod took second in the 50 and 100 back, respectively. McLeod also scored in the 100 free with a third-place finish (53.91).

Also having a standout meet was sophomore Haley Wilson, who had three third place finishes in the 50 free (24.65), 100 fly (1:00.14) and 100 breast (1:09.73). Wilson also scored in the 100 free placing fourth with a time of 54.51 and sixth in the 50 free (24.65) and seventh in the 50 breast (32.63).

Freshman Amy Nightingale swam to a second place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 58.70 and placed fourth in the 50 fly in 27.07, while freshman teammate Marissa McDaniel finished with a fifth place in the 100 back with a time of 1:03.01.

Sophomore Loriann Mark placed fourth in the 100 fly (1:01.01) and 100 breast (1:10.38) and placed sixth in the 50 breast (32.56). Sophomore Lauren Meagher had two seventh place finishes in the 100 back (1:03.21) and 50 back (29.13), while sophomore teammate Katie Hakim placed sixth in the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.40 and 7th in the 50 fly with a time of 27.35. Senior Emily Sharp scored with a seventh-place finish in the 50 breast (32.63)

In distance, freshman Marissa McDaniel led the Waves as she took top place in the 200 back with a time of 2:15.29. Junior Jaime Lyon swam to a second place finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:16.43, while freshman Brianna Blanchard placed second in the 200 free with a time of 1:57.33. Kimmel also did well in the 200 breast, placing second with a time of 2:25.48, which also moved her into second of Pepperdine's all-time best times.

Placing third in the 200 fly was Nightingale with a time of 2:15.81, while Mark placed fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:15.94 and also scored in the 200 free. Junior Kady Skora scored in the 200 IM and 200 free, Meagher scored in the 200 back and Marissa Smith scored in the 200 fly.

Sophomore Amanda Pond started the day with a first place in the three-meter dive and placed fourth in the one-meter dive. Newcomer Sarah Towers had success in her first meet as a Wave, placing third in the three-meter dive and second in the one-meter dive. Senior Devyn Schumacher had two Top 5 finishes in both dives, while sophomore Michelle Wargo had a Top 5 finish in the one-meter dive.