Waves Wrap Action at Beach Cup
Jan. 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team concluded action today at the Beach Cup, held at the Burns Aquatic Center on the campus of Loyola Marymount. Several new season-best times were set, while sophomore Jessica Mosbaugh posted the day’s top individual finish with a seventh-place showing in the 100 butterfly.
Mosbaugh (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS) lowered her personal record in the 100 butterfly to 59.70 to place seventh overall. It was her second top-10 individual finish of the meet.
Nicolette Barreiro (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS) also swam her best 100 butterfly of the season, clocking a 1:01.25 to take 12th.
In the first event of the day, the 200 freestyle relay, Allison Naasz (Lodi, Calif./Tokay HS), Barreiro, Ally Bernard (Porterville, Calif./Monache HS/Cuesta College) and Kristine Pataray (West Jordan, Utah/Copper Hills HS) teamed up to deliver a time of 1:41.27. Barreiro’s relay split of 24.97 went down as a new season best.
Naasz earned a top-10 finish in the 100 backstroke, and did so in season-best fashion. The sophomore shaved two-tenths off of her previous time for a final mark of 1:04.13.
Courtney VanWinkle (Victor, N.Y./Victor Senior HS), Mosbaugh, Barreiro and Naasz picked up a fourth-place finish in the 400 medley relay. Barreiro once again turned in a season-best 100 butterfly split time of 59.79.
Mosbaugh clocked her third top-10 finish of the meet in the 200 backstroke. Although she had yet to race in the event this season, she posted an eighth-place time of 2:13.72.
Elizabeth Pitts (Marietta, Ga./Marist School), freshly back after spending the fall semester studying abroad, lowered her season-best time in the 100 freestyle by over six seconds with a time of 59.63.
Yesterday’s diving events, which were held off-site, were led by Sydney Newman (El Dorado Hills, Calif./Oak Ridge HS) and Ellyn Strampel (Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon HS). Newman was the top Pepperdine finisher in the 1-meter while Strampel paced her team in the 3-meter.
The Waves will host the PCSC Time Trials, which serves as a dress rehearsal for the conference championship on Saturday, Feb. 1. The season culminates at the PCSC Championship on Feb. 12-15.