Covo Shatters School Record As Mean Green Fall In Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (1/09/10) - Sophomore Delia Covo shattered the school three-meter diving record as the Mean Green fell to No. 18 Arkansas 192-106 Saturday at the Arkansas Natatorium.

Covo's total of 258.38, good for second, from the three-meter boards bested former North Texas diver Melissa Whitaker's nearly decade old record of 248.65.

"I am really proud of how tough we were in this meet today," head coach Joe Dykstra said. "We gave the 18th ranked team in the country a very tough fight and will continue to gain confidence from this type of meet going forward."


Senior Alicia Hale and sophomore Rosa Gentile continue to swim strong for the Mean Green. Hale finished in first place in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.29 and second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:07.71.

Gentile couldn't capture first Saturday morning, but turned in two second place finishes in the 100 backstroke (59.01) and the 100 butterfly (58.61).

Hale and Gentile teamed up with senior Nicole Leslie and freshman Hannelle Luoma in the 200 yard medley relay to finish third.

Leslie, Hale, Seabre Pope and Carleigh Kutac took second in the 200 freestyle relay, swimming it in 1:38.45.

North Texas returns to the pool Friday, Jan. 15, in Fort Worth, Texas, as they take on Texas Christian.  The Mean Green will make their next appearance at home against Houston on Jan. 22 and Jan. 23 against Rice.



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