San Diego State Women Earn 83-59 Victory Over Pepperdine

San Diego State vs Pepperdine (W)

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
  • Malibu, California
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results (PDF)
  • Final Score: San Diego State 83, Pepperdine 59

Courtesy: San Diego State Athletics

MALIBU, Calif. – The San Diego State swimming and diving team continued its dominance in dual-meet competition on Thursday after posting an 83-59 decision over Pepperdine at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.

With the victory, the Aztecs registered their 38th consecutive dual-meet triumph since Jan. 8, 2018, and kept their unblemished record against the Waves intact at 19-0, including a 12-0 mark in Malibu.

SDSU posted the top three scoring times in four different individual events and won both relays while boasting three of the top four divers to highlight a successful meet.

The Aztecs set the tone at the outset, grabbing the top two finishes in the 200 medley relay, including the team of Mai McKennaChristiana WilliamsJeannette King and Avery Turney, who joined forces for a winning time of 1:45.06, while the quartet of Abigail StormOlivia ZamudioEmily Tenczar and Alyssa Schiller placed second after clocking in at 1:46.90.

SDSU kept the momentum rolling in the 50 butterfly, with Lizzie Menzmer (25.25), Evonne Stehr (25.45) and Emily Gebhardt (26.11) emerging as the top three scorers, while Wilma Johansson (4th, 26.49) and Meredith Smithbaker (5th, 26.63) followed in succession but had their swims count as exhibitions along with Jessie McMurray (27.32) and Paige Mitchell (27.75).

The Aztecs also swept the top three places in the 50 backstroke, as McKenna touched the wall at 26.18, followed by Storm (26.89) and King (28.03), while Lyndsey Wehr (28.03), Turney (28.02) and Williams (29.26) completed the event as an exhibition.

Shortly thereafter, the Scarlet and Black replicated the feat in the 50 breaststroke, as Moa Bergdahl (30.18) won a closely contested finish over teammates McMurray (30.30) and Stehr (30.33), while Alex Roberts (31.46) and Liberty Edwards (32.68) swam exhibition races.

SDSU recorded the top five times in the 50 freestyle, but only the first three scores counted. Menzmer (24.01) was triumphant once again after edging Schiller (24.04), while Wehr (24.36) took third, followed by Emily Allen (24.73) and Gebhardt (25.05), who swam exhibitions along with Tenczar (25.35) Johansson (25.67) and Mitchell (25.95).

In the final swim event of the meet, the Aztecs captured the 200 freestyle relay, as the team of Gebhardt, King, Menzmer and Kristina Murphy combined for the victorious time of 1:13.01, while the quartet of Tenczar, Wehr, Stehr and Turney finished fourth at 1:23.98.

Not to be outdone, the Aztecs’ Summer Westmoreland claimed the diving title on the 1-meter board after racking up 245.85 points, while Taylor Konopacke (230.63) landed in the runner-up spot, followed by Zamudio (223.65), who took fourth.

San Diego State will remain on the road for the next two days when it travels to the Central Valley for the Chick-Fil-A Invitational, Oct. 7-8, in Fresno, California.

Courtesy: Pepperdine Athletics

MALIBU, California – The Pepperdine swimming and diving program opened its 2022-23 season with a home meet and had spirited efforts by its relay teams, but the Waves were defeated by San Diego State on Thursday morning at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool.


After just one meet, a pair of swimmers entered the top-10 all-time list for the 100 IM. Charli Sunahara’s (Chino, Calif./Ruben S. Ayala HS) time of 1:00.99 marks her ninth on Pepperdine’s record books. Following right behind her, Alexandra Browne (Arlington, Va./Washington-Liberty HS) notched a 1:01.22 showing, good for 10th on the list.

Pepperdine’s foursome of Kylie Taylor (Eugene, Ore./Churchill HS), Sunahara, Lexie Deitemeyer (Golden, Colo./Golden HS) and Maddie McLeay (Omaha, Neb./Millard North HS) recorded a third-place finish in the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay, with a 1:49.69 time.

AJ Adams (Castle Rock, Colo./Valor Christian HS) recorded a fourth-place showing in the 50 back with a time of 28.02. Sunahara placed similarly with a 30.72 clip in the 50 breast.

In 1-meter diving, three Waves made their debuts as freshmen. One of the rookies, Amanda Wong (Santa Ana, Calif./Foothill HS), took third with a final score of 226.58.

SDSU earned 83 points on the morning, while Pepperdine accumulated 59.

NEXT UP: Pepperdine has a quick turnaround, as the Waves host the second annual Rodionoff Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool. Diving starts at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday. Swim commences at 11:30 a.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Both days of competition will be streamed live on the WCC Network.

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