Nov. 3, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team opened competition at the Lincoln Aquatics Shootout at UC Irvine on Friday with the second and final day of action beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Waves boasted 15 top ten finishes after day one at Anteater Pool.
Senior Alison McLeod led the Waves with three top five performances; her top finish was a second place finish in the 100 fly with a time of 56:46, which moves her into fourth of Pepperdine's all-time best times. McLeod also took third in the 100 back with a time of 58.89 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 53.36.
Also placing in the top five was freshman Danielle Kimmel, who swam to a third place in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.86, which moves her into third all-time. Kimmel also placed seventh in the 200 breast with a time of 2:28.25.
Haley Wilson swam away with two top ten finishes--a sixth place in the 100 free with a time of 53.69 and an eighth place in the 200 free (1:57.62). The sophomore also placed 11th in the 50 free with a time of 25.09.
Newcomer Brianna Blanchard had success in distance events swimming to a seventh-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:20.92 and a ninth-place finish in the 1650 free with a time of 18:16.81. Junior Kady Skora placed tenth in the 500 free with a time of 5:24.12.
Sophomore Katie Hakim placed tenth in the 100 back with a time of 1:01.88, while teammates Lauren Meagher (1:03.46), Marissa McDaniel (1:03.71) and Amy Nightingale (1:03.81) weren't far behind placing 13th, 14th and 15th, respectively.
Junior Loriann Mark led the Waves in the 200 fly with an 11th place finish in a time of 2:16.42, while Meagher was Pepperdine's top finisher in the 200 back with a time of 2:18.36 for 12th. McDaniel was right behind her with a time of 2:18.78 for 13th place.
In diving, senior Lindsay Adarme placed third in the one-meter dive with 243 points and fourth in the three-meter dive with 211.90 points. Newcomer Sarah Towers placed in the top ten in both dives, while senior Devyn Schumacher took tenth in the one-meter dive.