Waves Survive UCI Shootout With Fifth-Place Finish
The shootout’s two-day format included 12 schools competing against each other in a series of dual meets spread across two pools. Pepperdine beat three of five opponents Friday night to remain in the top pool, but lost to the likes of nationally recognized programs from Stanford, BYU and UNLV Saturday afternoon.
The losses hardly fazed the Waves swimmers, divers and coaches, and they look forward to meeting many of these same teams again in two weeks at the Nike Cup.
“This was a very good meet for Pepperdine, because prior to this weekend we had never been in the top pool on both days,” head coach Nick Rodionoff said. “We started in pool No. 2 last year and moved up, but this year, against some of the toughest competition we’ll see all season, we had some very good individual swims to remain among the elite.”
Freshman Madison Krall (
Tanya Thomforde also clocked a p.r. in the 200 free at 2:01.08.
Senior Michelle Fadley (
Medal-stand showings from Friday included freshman Rachel Cote (
The versatile Kimmel also just finished outside the top three with fourth-place finishes in the 50 free (24.84) and the 200 breaststroke (2:25.89).
Sophomore Francesca Cyphers (
Individually, Kimmel recorded the second fastest 200 breaststroke time in Pepperdine history at 2:22.79, and
From the diving well, sophomore Tiffany Martz (Folsom,
Martz posted higher scores Saturday with an eighth-place 1-meter total of 207.85 points and a 3-meter score of 189.60 points.
Day 1 Scores
Pepperdine 83, Cal Poly 55
Pepperdine 77, UCI 63
Hawai’i 99, Pepperdine 41
#3 Stanford 117, Pepperdine 22
Day 2 Scores
UC Davis 65, Pepperdine 48
UNLV 75, Pepperdine 38
BYU 93, Pepperdine 20
#3 Stanford 94, Pepperdine 18