Waves Continue to Hand in Season-Best Marks at PCSC Championships
Feb. 9, 2012
LA MIRADA, Calif. – Diver Kristin Scribner earned All-PCSC honors for the second-straight day, and the 200 freestyle relay team placed fifth to lead the Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team on the second day of the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference Championship. Nearly every swimmer delivered at least one season-best time, while several lowered career-record marks.
“We’re really pleased with how the girls have been doing,” praised head coach Nick Rodionoff. “Just one season-best and personal-best after another. They are all in a very good place-- physically, emotionally, mentally. They have worked very hard and it's really wonderful to see it all coming together for them.”
Scribner (Bonney Lake, Wash./Bonney Lake HS), who placed second in the 3-meter yesterday, took home third place in the 1-meter today, marking the sixth time the senior has earned all-conference distinction.
Klaire Korver (Redwood City, Calif./Pinewood School) finished her conference championship with a top-10 finish in the 1-meter, after placing seventh in the 3-meter.
The 200 freestyle relay comprised of Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS), Stephanie Ertl (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS), Brooke Hawley (Plano, Texas/Plano West HS) and Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) logged the Waves highest finish in the swim events today, placing fifth overall. Both Ertl and Adkins swam personal-best splits of 25.16 and 24.69, respectively, while Hawley clocked the team’s fastest split with a 24.28.
Madison Krall (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo Centennial HS) was the top Wave finisher in the 500 freestyle, clocking a time of 5:10.79 in the prelims before bettering her time in the finals with a mark of 5:06.24 to place 11th. Adkins also made the finals and improved her season-best time to 5:11.29 to finish just behind Krall in 14th place.
Andrea Kacynski (Superior, Colo./Monarch HS) completed the race in a sub-six minute time of 5:53.49 – her fastest of the season – while Brooke Fugate (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo HS) lowered her personal record in the event to 6:02.80.
In the 50 freestyle, Burris and Hawley sat in 20th and 22nd, respectively, after the prelims before moving up almost 10 spots with season-best performances in the finals. Burris clocked a 24.76 for 13th place, while Hawley hit the wall just ahead of her at the 24.72 mark to finish in 12th. Hawley has swam a marginally faster 50 freestyle relay split, but this was the best individual effort of her freshman campaign.
Three other Pepperdine swimmers advanced to the finals, including Jordan Shaner (Cameron Park, Calif./Ponderosa HS) with a personal-best time of 25.48 to rank 28th, Ertl with a 29th place and season-best effort of 25.54 and Natalia Barragan (Chowchilla, Calif./Chowchilla Union HS), who lowered her PR to 25.59 and placed 31st overall.
Although they did not make the finals, an additional three swimmers set new personal records in the 50 freestyle including Cailey Stuebner (28.19) (Mountain View, Calif./Mountain View HS), Kelsey Maguire (29.74) (New Rochelle, N.Y./Pelham Memorial HS) and Phyllis Reffo (33.58) (Calgary, Alberta/Bishop Grandin HS/Santa Monica College).
Ginger Jacobsen (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial HS) continued the Waves’ streak of season-best performances, with 200 IM time of 2:23.61.
The Waves, currently in fourth place with 322 points, resume the PCSC Championships tomorrow and conclude action on Saturday.