Waves in Second Place After First Day of PCSC Championships
Pepperdine earns four top-eight finishes in three events to open the conference championships.
Feb. 13, 2013
LA MIRADA, Calif. – With four all-conference performances on the opening day of the Pacific Collegiate Swim & Dive Conference Championship, the Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team sits in second place. Ellyn Strampel and Klaire Korver placed in the top-eight in the 3-meter springboard, while both relay squads finished in the top-eight of their respective races.
The Waves scored 157 points, closely followed by Fresno Pacific with 153. With 192 points, UC San Diego sits in first place after day one.
Two of the three divers earned All-PCSC accolades in the 3-meter, led by Strampel’s (Castle Rock, Colo./Rock Canyon HS) fourth-place finish. After posting a 202.55 in the prelims, the freshman bettered her score in the finals to a 208.40.
Korver (Redwood City, Calif./Pinewood School) picked up All-PCSC honors for the second time in her career, scoring a 187.35 in the finals to place seventh – tied for her career-high finish at the conference championships.
Rounding out the divers was Stephanie Ertl (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS) who scored a 152.50 to finish in 11th.
The quartet comprised of Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS), Jessica Mosbaugh (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS), Nicolette Barreiro (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS) and Courtney VanWinkle (Victor, N.Y./Victor Senior HS) battled in a closely contested 200 medley relay. Just six seconds separated the first through eighth place teams.
Burris got the Waves started with a season-best 50 backstroke time of 28.42. Mosbaugh followed in the 50 breast and lowered her personal-best mark to 30.17. The season-best times continued to pour in, and Barreiro clocked a butterfly split of 26.89, while VanWinkle anchored the relay team with a personal-record 50 freestyle split of 24.40.
With a season-best overall time of 1:49.88, the Pepperdine group hit the wall in seventh place.
Pepperdine earned its fourth top-eight finish of the day and picked up All-PCSC honors in the 800 freestyle relay. VanWinkle, Barreiro, Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) and Allison Naasz (Lodi, Calif./Tokay HS) finished the day’s final relay in seventh place with a 7:47.43. It was the first sub-8 minute time by any Wave 800 meter relay team all season.
Action at the PCSC Championship continues tomorrow at Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatic Center. Live results can be followed here.