Nov. 4, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team concluded competition at the Lincoln Aquatics Shootout at UC Irvine on Saturday at the Anteater Pool. The Waves finished strong with 16 top ten places.
Once again, senior Alison McLeod had a standout meet as she placed in the top three in two events. Finishing third in the 200 IM, McLeod clocked a 2:09.61 and swam to a second place finish in the 200 back with a time of 2:07.03, which is not only a personal best, but moved her into third of Pepperdine's all-time best times.
Junior Loriann Mark also had a successful second day as she led the Waves in the 500 free, placing fifth with a time of 5:16.04, a personal best. Mark finished sixth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:11.72. Swimming right behind Mark in the 500 free was junior Kady Skora who placed sixth (5:16.35) and freshman Brianna Blanchard, who placed eighth (5:17.90). Newcomer Amy Nightingale was behind Mark in the 200 fly as she swam to a 10th place finish with a time of 2:15.43.
In the 1000 free, Blanchard swam to a personal best placing eighth with a time of 10:55.22, while Skora took 13th with a time of 10:59.72.
Freshman Danielle Kimmel was another Wave who had a top five performance, taking the fifth spot in the 200 breast with a time of 2:26.88. Sophomore Haley Wilson took seventh in the 100 free (54.34) and 11th in the 200 free (2:00.78).
The 400 medley relay team of McLeod, Kimmel, Nightingale and Wilson moved into Pepperdine's all-time best times at fourth place with a time of 3:58.35.
In diving, senior Lindsay Adarme placed fourth in the one-meter dive fifth in the three-meter dive. Newcomer Sarah Towers took eighth place in both dives, sharing the spot in the three-meter dive with teammate Elizabeth Kress. Sophomore Amanda Pond rounded out the top ten in the three meter.
Complete results from the two-day meet can be found at www.swim.uci.edu/2006shootout.html
The Waves are next in action on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the LMU Pentathlon.