Pepperdine swimming performs well at conference championships

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The Pepperdine University women's swimming team placed second out of 14 teams at the Pacific Swimming and Diving Championships in Long Beach.

The Pepperdine University swimming team had its all-time best performance at this month’s Pacific Swimming and Diving Championships in Long Beach. The squad finished second out of 14 teams at the four-day meet, scoring 1166 points. The winner was Loyola Marymount with 1212 points.

The team was lead by senior Ali McLeod, who won the 100-yard butterfly with an NCAA Championship’s qualifying time of 54.70 seconds. She was named Division I Swimmer of the Meet and PCSC Swimmer of the Year. McLeod will compete at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio next month.

Twenty-three personal best times were achieved at the meet. McLeod broke the school record in the 100-yard butterfly and sophomore Dani Kimmel set a new school mark with a 1:05.24 in the 100-yard breaststroke.