Waves in Fourth at PCSC Championships

Khloe McCarthy (photo by Roger Horne)
Feb. 9, 2017

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the second day of competition at the PCSC Championships on Thursday and the Waves currently sit in fourth place.

Pepperdine moved up two spots in the standings after the first day of competition, currently sitting with 334 points. The Waves are just behind Azusa Pacific with 405 points, while UC San Diego sits in first with 655 and Fresno Pacific sits in second with 530.5.

Khloe McCarthy highlighted the day with a Top 5 all-time mark in the 500 free and Julia Sneden swam a personal best in the 200 IM. McCarthy grabbed seventh in the 500 free with a 5:03.59, the fifth best time in Pepperdine history.

Tori Occhipinti grabbed fourth in the one-meter diving and Lauren Stigers finished fifth. Sydney Newman placed eighth, Ali North placed 10th, Taylor Basin grabbed 12th and Samantha Newman rounded out the divers with a 14th place finish.

Sneden, who qualified 10th in the 200 IM, out-touched her closest competitor to move up a spot and finish 10th. She clocked a personal-best 2:06.60. Rachel Wong and Lauren Allard rounded out the 200 IM score with 18th and 22nd place finishes respectively. Wong swam a season-best 2:11.82 and Allard posted a personal-best 2:14.16.

In the 50 free, Morgan Rosztoczy moved up from 16th in the prelims to finish 15th with a :24.43. Her :24.24 in the prelims was a personal best. Caroline Boone clocked a personal-best :24.59 to grab 22nd place, also moving up a spot from the prelims. Rachel Wilt and Jessica King rounded out the 50 free in 25th and 26th place. King swam personal bests in both the prelims (:24.82) and finals (:24.77), and swam another personal best in the 200 free relay, clocking a :24.25.

In that 200 free relay, Rosztoczy, King, Boone and Wilt finished off the night with a personal best team time of 1:38.07, which narrowly missed cracking the top five all-time marks for Pepperdine, to place seventh in the event.



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