Waves Place Seventh at PCSC Championship, Mosbaugh Inks Name in Record Book
Pepperdine places seventh at the conference championship to conclude the year.
Feb. 16, 2013
LA MIRADA, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s swimming and diving team concluded the season today at the PCSC Championship and placed seventh with 637.5 points. Freshman Jessica Mosbaugh concluded her stellar meet with a program record in the 200 breaststroke, while senior Sarah Burris picked up all-conference honors in the 200 backstroke.
“I am so proud of the whole team,” commented head coach Nick Rodionoff. “There were tons of great performances and the girls kept up the energy the entire meet – no let down in four days. This group is truly amazing”
Mosbaugh (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS) set a new Pepperdine record, clocking a 2:20.92 in the 200 breaststroke. That time was good enough for sixth place, bringing the freshman’s All-PCSC performance tally to five. Mosbaugh also picked up all-conference accolades in the 100 breast (3rd), 200 IM (4th), 200 medley relay (7th) and 400 medley relay (6th).
At the end of Saturday, Mosbaugh was named the Division I Swimmer of the Meet.
In the 200 backstroke, Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS) set a new personal-best with a preliminary time of 2:08.11. Burris’ final time of 2:08.90 gave the senior a fifth-place finish.
Elena Witham (Buena Vista, Colo./Houston County HS) followed Burris in 15th, logging a time of 2:15.68. Her prelim mark of 2:15.52 set a new PR by nearly five seconds.
In the 1650 freestyle, Courtney VanWinkle (Victor, N.Y., Victor Senior HS) hit the wall in 15th place after clocking an 18:39.39.
Nicolette Barreiro (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS) paced Pepperdine in the 200 butterfly, taking 12th behind a season-best time of 2:14.13. Blair Kacynski (Superior, Colo./Monarch HS) also placed in the top-20 with a time of 2:21.90.
Four Waves reached the finals of the 100 freestyle, including Allison Naasz (Lodi, Calif./Tokay HS), Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS), Ally Bernard (Porterville, Calif./Monache HS/Cuesta College) and Elizabeth Pitts (Marietta, Ga./Marist School). Naasz was the first Pepperdine swimmer to hit the wall in the finals (53.48), followed by Bernard (54.55) and Pitts (55.34, 55.32 in prelims).
In the final race of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay, Adkins, Burris, VanWinkle and Naasz picked up a seventh place finish with a season-best time of 3:32.98.
UC San Diego scored 1364.5 points to claim the PCSC crown.