Pepperdine Concludes Action at Arena Invitational
Nine more season-best times are established on the final day of the Arena Invitational.
Nov. 19, 2011
LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s swim team set nine more season-best times on the final day of the Arena Invitational in the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. Today was the final day of competition for the Waves until January, when they resume action with the Cal Lutheran Relays.
Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) established two new season-best times today, first in the 200 backstroke (2:13.80), then in the 400 freestyle relay where she led off with a 100 freestyle time of 55.42.
In back-to-back races, Madison Krall (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo Centennial HS) recorded two of her fastest swims of the year. In the 200 butterfly, the senior clocked a 2:13.94. She then swam a leg in the 400 freestyle relay in a season-best time of 56.58.
In addition to Adkins and Krall, Brooke Hawley (Plano, Texas/Plano West HS) and Ashlie Benson (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville HS) also swam in the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet clocked a time of 3:45.45 – the best by Pepperdine this season.
Cailey Stuebner (Mountain View, Calif./Mountain View HS), Gina Vrablik (Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy), Stephanie Ertl (Carmel, Ind./Carmel HS), Brooke Fugate (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo HS) and Kelsey Maguire (New Rochelle, N.Y./Pelham Memorial HS) all delivered season-best performances in the 100 freestyle.
Ertl broke the one-minute barrier with a time of 58.44, followed by Stuebner’s mark of 1:05.17. Vrablik posted a time of 1:05.22, while Maguire lowered her personal-record in the event to 1:05.57.
Hawley was the first Wave to reach the wall, with a time of 56.24 and Benson followed with a 57.05.
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Pepperdine returns to the pool in January, when the team competes in three more meets in preparation of the PCSC Championships on Feb. 8-12.