DALLAS, Texas- North Texas Swimming and Diving came the closest to defeating SMU in the program’s history after falling to the cross-town rivals, 69-44. The Mean Green were also jumped by Wyoming in a last second heartbreaker, 57-56.
“This is the closest we’ve ever been to SMU and we continue to close that gap with them, which is great,” said Dykstra. "We won 9 of the 13 events against Wyoming and would have won the meet if it had been regular scoring instead of double-dual meet scoring. We put up a lot of new season-high times tonight and times that will move us up in conference rankings.”
Last week’s Swimmer of the Week Krista Rossum and Diver of the Week Catherine Johnson both displayed a strong performance against SMU and Wyoming. Rossum won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.98) and placed second in the 200-yard IM (2:05.13) while Johnson won both the 1-meter dive (257.45) and 3-meter dive (276.35).
Hiliary Riedmann shaved 20 seconds off her season’s top performance in the 1000-yard free with a time of 10:23.12 and placed second in the event.
Holly Moon finished third in the 1000-yard free (10:35.79) and also set a new season best by knocking eight seconds off her top time.
The Mean Green take on the Rice Owls this Saturday, November 5th, at 11:00 am at the Pohl Recreation Center.