Waves Finish PCSC Championships in Fourth
Pepperdine closed the 2017 season at the PCSC Championshps on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's swimming and diving team finished up another strong showing at the PCSC Championships on Saturday, finishing fourth at the conference meet. Julia Sneden highlighted the day, swimming the fifth fastest time in Pepperdine history in the 200 butterfly.
Sneden was one of 11 Waves to qualify for final races on Saturday. Pepperdine finished the meet with 969.5 points, edging Azusa Pacific by 5.5 points. UC San Diego won the conference championship with 1601 points.
Sneden swam a 2:06.16 to place fourth in the 200 butterfly. Joie Eckhard also finished 15th in the event, moving up one spot from prelims with a 2:14.92.
Two Pepperdine divers placed in the three-meter finals on Saturday night, with Tori Occhipinti placing fifth and Samantha Newman taking eighth. The other four divers placed in the semifinals, with Sydney Newman taking ninth, Taylor Basin taking 11th, Lauren Stigers placing 12th and Ali North taking 13th. The semifinal diving scores were originally omitted by mistake, but made the difference between fourth and fifth for the Waves when added.
Skinner also paced five Waves who finished in the top 18 in the 200 breaststroke, taking eighth place in the event. Megan Henley took ninth in the event with a 2:24.77, Lauren Allard finished 11th (2:25.83), Anna Riekhof placed 13th (2:28.01) and Julianna Chan rounded out the placers with an 18th (2:28.96). Henley and Chan's times were both personal records.
In the 100 free, Caroline Boone led the Waves with a 53.41 and 20th place finish, posting a persona best as well.
Pepperdine swimmers took four of the top 15 spots in the 100 IM, with Henley posting a personal-best 1:01.32 to finish 10, Rachel Wong swimming a personal-best 1:01.69 for 11th, Jessica King also posting a personal-best 1:02.07 for 14th and Chan rounding things out in 15th place (1:02.37).
Morgan Rosztoczy, King, Sneden and Boone swam the 400 free relay for Pepperdine, taking sixth in the event to finish off the night and the season.