Pepperdine Ready for Mustang Invitational on Friday and Saturday
Nov. 8, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. – After a strong showing at the annual Malibu Invitational, the Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team looks to continue that run of success at the Mustang Invitational, hosted by Cal Poly, on Nov. 9-10.
In addition to the Mustangs and the Waves, Concordia-Irvine and Azusa Pacific will be competing in the pool and on the diving board.
Last season at Cal Poly, amidst frigid and rainy conditions, then-senior Leslie Wade met NCAA Zone Regional qualifying standards in the 1-meter springboard.
Divers Ellyn Strampel (Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon HS) and Klaire Korver (Redwood City, Calif./Pinewood School) will look to replicate that feat, and have a good amount of momentum heading into the competition having gone one-two last time out at the Malibu Invitational.
The swimmers will also look to improve upon their already impressive season-best times. Several of the Waves have already clocked times that would have placed in the top-eight at the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference Championship last season.
Jessie Mosbaugh (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS) was the high point winner in the middle distance category at the Malibu Invite. The freshman placed in the top-10 in every event she raced in. Mosbaugh’s highest finish of the day was third in the 200 butterfly, followed by fourth place in both the 200 breaststroke and the 400 IM. In the 200 IM, she placed sixth.
The star of the sprints last time out was Nicolette Barreiro (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS), while Courtney VanWinkle (Victor, N.Y./Victor Senior HS) won high point distinction in distance. VanWinkle showed her versatility and strength at all distances and won the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
Full results and recaps can be found at www.PepperdineSports.com.