Pepperdine at San Diego State
Courtesy: San Diego State Athletics
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego State swimming and diving team defeated Pepperdine 141-132 in a dual meet the Aztec Aquaplex on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Aztecs improve to 6-0 in dual meet competition on the year.
SDSU started its afternoon off claiming the top two spots in the 200 medley relay. Alma Thormalm, Morganne McKennan, Lizzie Menzmer and Sammy Geyer recorded a race-best 1:44.58 while Elli Ferrin, Klara Thormalm, Ava Howard, and Peyton Wilson teamed up for a second-place time of 1:46.66.
A pair of Aztec freshman won each of the next two events, with Maude Boily Dufour taking first-place in the 200 IM at 2:07.67 while Kristina Murphy led the 200 free pack with a time of 1:51.95.
Mia Ryan won the 1650 free, finishing the mile in 17:39.48. In the following race, Caitlin Delany took home the 100 breast crown, completing the race in 1:03.48.
Kassidy Henson, Rachael Kelch and Andy Felix took the top three spots of the 200 fly, respectively, with Henson posting a first-place time of 2:05.67.
Boily-Dufour claimed her second first-place finish of the day in the 200 back, clocking in at 2:03.24. McKenna Meyer won the 500 free for the Aztecs, finishing in 5:01.57.
Lizzie Menzmer won the 100 free, finishing .19 seconds ahead of Pepperdine’s top finisher at 54.14. SDSU collected each of the top five 200 breast times, led by McKennan’s time of 2:18.15.
In the final individual race of the day, Rachael Kelch won the 400 IM, touching the wall at 4:40.62. SDSU won both first place and second place in the 400 free relay, with Alma Thormalm, Peyton Wilson, McKenna Meyer, and Anna Stahlak finishing first (3:31.64) and Klara Thormalm, Lizzie Menzmer, Courtney Vincent, and Cathy Cooper finishing second (3:33.48).
With the win, SDSU improves to 6-0 against Pepperdine over the last three years.
The Aztecs continue action at the Aztec Aquaplex on Wednesday, Dec. 19, when they host Air Force and Cal Poly for a 10:00 a.m. dual meet.
Courtesy: Pepperdine Athletics
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s swim and dive team competed in its final meet of the 2018 calendar year on Friday, falling to San Diego State 141-132. The Waves had multiple lifetime best times in the meet.
Amy Griffin was a part of two of the first place finishes, as she won the 50 free with a time of 24.60 and was the second leg of the 200 free relay, along with Caroline Boone, Sammie Slater and Trinity Ishikawa. Ishikawa also had a solo race win. She took the 100 back with a time of 1:00.09, followed closely behind by Cassie Anderson (1:00.51) and Haley Bergthold (1:00.70). In the 100 fly, the Waves took the top three spots, including a win for Bergthold (1:00.28). She was followed by Ishikawa (1:00.33) and Kayla Smith (1:02.18).
“Overall, the meet was really good,” said Head Coach Joe Spahn. “The girls were very resilient throughout the whole meet. For this being a meet that was intended as a midseason meet, where a lot of other teams across the country swim indoors, what our girls did in just two hours was impressive. We raced well, and are ready to have the month’s worh tof training before getting back to competing on January fifth.”
The Waves also had multiple second-place finishes. Boone took second in the 100 free with a time of 54.33, as well as the 200 free with a time of 1:56.21. Paige Brackett also swam really well in the 200 free, finishing just behind Boone with a time of 1:56.30. Both times in the 200 free were season best times. Ryane Skinner took second in the 400 IM with a time of 4:45.06. Olivia Kayye swam a 17:44.91 en route to a second place finish in the 1650 free, a significant lifetime best in the event. Olivia Anderson (18:14.66) and Lindsay Marion (18:31.94) also had lifetime best swims in the event. Juliana Chan also took a second place in the 100 breast, swimming a 1:06.65.
The Waves will be back in action after the new year. Their first meet back will be at home against the Lobos of New Mexico. That meet is slated to start at 11 a.m.