Waves Sit in Third Place After Day One of the PCSC Championships
Feb. 9, 2012
LA MIRADA, Calif. – The Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference Championships have brought out the best in the Waves so far, as the team currently sits in third place after several season and personal-best performances on Wednesday afternoon. Kristin Scribner was the highest-placing Pepperdine competitor of the day, placing second in the 3-meter dive.
Scribner (Bonney Lake, Wash./Bonney Lake HS), who’s best showing in the 3-meter at the conference championships prior to today was a fourth-place finish in 2011, scored a 260.65 to take second. The senior is now a five-time all-conference performer, with a chance to make is six tomorrow in the 1-meter competition.
Klaire Korver (Redwood City, Calif./Pinewood School) earned All-PCSC accolades for the first time in her Pepperdine career, after placing seventh behind a score of 212.75.
The Waves’ 200 medley relay squad comprised of Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS), Madison Krall (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo Centennial HS), Kelly Corso (Glendora, Calif./Glendora HS) and Brooke Hawley (Plano, Texas/Plano West HS) handed in the team’s fastest time of the season, with all four swimmers lowering personal-record marks.
Burris led off with a 50 backstroke time of 28.69, followed by Krall in the breaststroke with a time of 32.60. Corso finished her leg of the butterfly in a time of 27.42, while Hawley anchored the relay with a personal-best 50 freestyle time of 24.03.
Collectively, the Waves clocked a time of 1:52.74 to place seventh overall and add 46 points to the team total.
Pepperdine’s 800 freestyle relay team also placed seventh, with all four swimmers clocking their best 200 yard splits of the season. Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) got the Waves off to strong start with a relay split of 1:56.14. Stephanie Ertl (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) and Burris posted times of 2:03.28 and 1:59.54, respectively, while Krall raced to the finish in a time of 1:58.43.
Pepperdine tallied 167 points to finish Wednesday’s action in third place. UC San Diego sits on top with 194 points, while Cal Baptist finished in second with 177 points.
Acton at the Spash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center continues today and runs through Saturday.