DENTON, Texas- The Mean Green made history on Senior Night
topping cross-town rival TCU 132-111 at home for the first time in program
North Texas (6-3) has beaten the Horned Frogs (8-5) in three of the past four
meetings. The Mean Green's last victory over TCU came on January 15, 2010. The
schools were forced to cancel last season's meet due to a snowstorm in the DFW
Junior Catia Weickgenant could not be stopped in the pool. As the anchoring leg
of the opening 400 Medley Relay "A" team, Weickgenant led the lanes with a
winning time of 3:51.99. She prevailed over the competition, topping the pack
with first place finishes in the 200 Yard Free (1:53.08) and 500 Free
Sophomore Catherine Johnson, a multiple SBC Diver of the Week award winner,
owned the boards against the Horned Frogs. Johnson won the three-meter (294.45)
and one-meter dive (280.58). Rebecca Taylor followed closely behind, finishing
second in both the three-meter (292.43) and one-meter dive (279.23).
Freshman Krista Rossum continued her dominance of the water, winning the 400 IM
(4:26.52) and placing second in the 200 Yard Breast (2:20.06). Rossum also won
the 400 Yard Medley Relay as the second leg of the "A" team.
"This was a great win for us tonight. Any time you beat your cross-town rival,
it's a special win," commented Dykstra. "I know it has a lot of extra meaning
for the seniors too. It was the last time to compete in this pool and against
TCU. They wanted this win really bad, stepped up to the plate, and did a really
"Hiliary Riedmann had her best dual meet ever here, winning the 1000 Free and
second in the 500 Free- it's not easy to do both those races in the same meet.
She really stepped up and had a great senior day. Carleigh Kutac, Seabre Pope,
Stephanie Bernier, Rosa Gentile, Madison Fleming, Danae Welch, Brandi Townsend...
The seniors did a really good job today. Stephanie performed very well in the
200 back today. They did a fantastic job and I'm really proud of them to get
Since last year's meet against the rivaled Horned Frogs was postponed due to a
snowstorm, the Mean Green were more than ready to take down TCU.
On the opening 400 Medley Relay "A" team, senior Rosa Gentile pushed her squad
to victory with a winning time of 3:51.99. Gentile placed third in the 50 Free
(24.72) and 200 Butterfly (2:08.45).
Hiliary Riedmann was crowned victor of the 1000 Free, finishing in 10:24.61.
The senior also placed second in the 500 Free (5:06.46) and fifth in the 200
Free Relay "C" team (1:42.45).
Senior Carleigh Kutac finished second on the 200 Free Relay "A" team (1:38.97)
and fifth in the 200 Free (1:58.75).
Seabre Pope wrapped up her final meet at the Pohl Recreation Center with two
fourth place finishes in the 50 Free (24.85) and 100 Free (54.37). The senior
was also the first leg in the second place finishing 200 Free Relay "A" team
Senior Stephanie Bernier took ownership of the second place 400 Medley Relay
"B" squad, stopping at (3:55.76). Benier racked up two fifth place finishes in
the 200 Back (2:11.52) and 200 Free Relay "C" team (1:42.45).
Madison Fleming placed fourth in the 200 Breast (2:25.74). The senior was
clocked at 5:25.53 in the 500 Free took part in the one-meter dive.
Senior Danae Welch stopped at 2:28.01 in the 200 Yard Breast, earning a fifth
place finish. Welch also checked out of the 400 IM in 4:43.80 and was a member
of the 400 Medley Relay "C" Relay team (4:07.76)
Senior Brandi Townsend finished the 200 Back in 2:15.88 and was member of the
200 Yard Free Relay "D" team (1:47.27)
After two meets in six days, the Mean Green can recuperate before they finish
the regular season against Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas,
on February 4
th, at 1:00 PM.