Mean Green Get School Record Eighth Dual Win Over Houston

DENTON, Texas (1/22/10) - North Texas Swimming & Diving won its school record eighth dual meet of the 2009-10 season Friday night at the Pohl Recreation Center, downing Houston, 141-101.

Mean Green (8-4) seniors Nicole Leslie and Alicia Hale stole the show in their second to last meet at home, winning three individual races between them and playing a part in two different relay victories.

Results-- UNT vs. Houston

Leslie, who holds the school record in the 50-yard freestyle, registered the fastest time of the season at 23.86 seconds. Leslie was also part of the first place 200-yard medley relay that clocked a time of 1:47.69 with Hannelle Luoma, Rosa Gentile and Seabre Pope.

"I am so very proud of how hard we swam today," said head coach Joe Dykstra. "The team is starting to really believe in themselves and that confidence is showing up in our performances these past two meets.  This is yet another big win for our program.  Hopefully we can bring the same spirit and fight to tomorrow's tough battle against Rice."

Hale took home two more individual first place finishes Friday night, the 200 and 100 yard freestyle, in addition to being a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that won first with a time of 7:37.44.

Sophomore Rosa Gentile was another member of North Texas that won in multiple events. In addition to participating in the 200 medley relay, Gentile won first in the 100 fly with a time of 57.27 and came in second in the 200-yard individual medley.

The Mean Green will return to the Pohl Recreation Center tomorrow morning to take on Rice on senior day. Diving starts at 9:45 a.m. at the PEB, with swimming beginning at 11.  



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