S&D Heads to Cal Poly for Two-Day Shootout
SWIMMERS & DIVERS HEAD TO CAL POLY FOR TWO-DAY SHOOTOUT
November 3, 2009
Click on the above video for head coach Nick Rodionoff's comments on the Cal Poly Shootout.
Schedule of Events
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine's women's swimming and diving team ventures up the Pacific Coastline to San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly this weekend for Friday's and Saturday's Cal Poly Shootout.
This weekend's meet was originally scheduled to take place at UC Irvine until the Anteaters' swimming and diving program was cut this past summer.
A total of 21 individual swimming events and four relays are scheduled to take place over the two days, starting Friday at noon. For Friday's races, swimmers are permitted to compete in a maximum of four events but no more than three individual events. On Saturday, competitors are allowed to swim a maximum of three events either all individual or combined with relays.
There is an added emphasis on the distance freestyle events as the 1650 and 500 will both be contested Friday afternoon. Saturday morning's session will start at 10 a.m. with the 1000 free and there will be a second round of the 500 held later in the day.
Pepperdine is bringing 18 of its swimmers on this trip as well as its talented diving corps. Junior Tiffany Martz (Folsom, Calif./Folsom HS) has won all three of her diving competitions this season and her teammates have been right up there with her, consistently placing among the top four or five.
In the pool, Pepperdine has been led by junior Kayleen Hicks (Chico, Calif./Chico HS), sophomore Madison Krall (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo Centennial HS), and freshmen Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) and Rachel Dekar (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School).
Hicks is ranked among the top-10 fastest swimmers in the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference (PCSC) in four events, including a No. 1 ranking in the 100 breaststroke and a No. 2 in the 200. She set school records in both these races with times of 1:04.47 and 2:21.31 several days ago at the Malibu Invitational.
Krall leads Pepperdine with five top-10 PCSC performances and is ranked in the 200 (3rd; 1:56.66) and 500 free (2nd; 5:09.16), 100 (7th; 59.94) and 200 butterfly (5th; 2:11.50) and the 200 individual medley (5th; 2:11.39).
Adkins is ranked right behind Krall in both the 200 and 500 free with times of 1:57.80 and 5:15.16. She also is seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:01.08) and fifth in the 200 back (2:10.75).
Through two meets Dekar is the conference's No. 2 swimmer in the 100 breast (1:05.83), its No. 4 in the 200 breast (2:25.68) and its fourth-ranked competitor in the 200 IM (2:11.39).
Senior Dani Kimmel (Chula Vista, Calif./Eastlake HS), who missed the season-opening PCSC Pentathlon due to injury, is ninth in the conference in the 50 free (24.75).