MALIBU, California, October 22. ON the second day of the Malibu Invitational, which featured the middle distance and sprint events, the Pepperdine women's swim team recorded 14 top-10 finishes. Madison Krall boasted the Waves' two highest finishes of the day, with a second-place effort in the 100 butterfly, followed by a third-place performance in the 200 IM.
Krall (Pueblo, Colo./Pueblo Centennial HS) clocked a time of 1:01.28 to place second behind Loyola Marymount's Kjirsten Magnuson, who finished just three-tenths ahead of the Wave with a time of 1:00.99.
In the 200 IM, Krall was the third swimmer to reach the wall after logging a time of 2:16.12. Kelly Corso (Glendora, Calif./Glendora HS), who was the high point scorer for Pepperdine in the sprints, posted an eighth-place time of 2:20.55.
Corso also delivered top-10 performances in the 50 and 100 breaststroke and 200 butterfly races. Her 50 breaststroke time of 34.09 currently stands as the fastest mark any of the current roster members have ever achieved in the event.
In the 50 butterfly Krall and Brooke Hawley (Plano, Texas/Plano West HS) landed in dead tie for seventh place, both posting times of 28.41. Sarah Burris (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox HS) finished just outside the top-10 with a 12th place time of 29.04.
Ashlie Benson took ninth in the 50 backstroke (30.28), while Shannon Adkins (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) placed ninth in the 200 back after finishing the race in a time of 2:17.22.
Adkins followed that up with a seventh place showing (out of 44 swimmers) in the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.09.
Hawley was the seventh swimmer, out of 51 competitors, to complete the 50 freestyle. Her time of 25.30 is currently a team-best during these early stages of the season.
In the final event of the day, the 300 relay, six Waves teamed up to collectively post a time of 2:35.64 to place second out of the 10 teams racing.
Pepperdine is back in action on Nov. 11-12, when they travel to San Luis Obispo, Calif. for the Cal Poly Mustang Invitational.
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