Mean Green Swimming And Diving Defeats TCU
North Texas Defeats Horned Frogs For The Second Straight Year
FORT WORTH – The North Texas swimming and diving team won 13 of 16 events, defeating Metroplex rival TCU 183-117 in Fort Worth Friday. It was the second consecutive year that the Mean Green defeated the Horned Frogs in a dual meet after winning 168-130 last year in Denton.
“Tonight was a total team effort and a total team win,” interim head coach Brittany Roth said. “I’m very pleased with how each person stepped forward tonight. We’ve been working all season on winning as a team and tonight we showed that when we pull in the same direction we can be a powerful team. Our goal has always been to peak at Conference USA championships and they are right around the corner. I’m looking forward to our progress in the next couple weeks.”
Junior Sarah Vaisse won two events, taking home first in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:04.36 and winning the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:07.40. Her 100 breaststroke time was the fastest by a North Texas swimmer this year.
Freshman Jowita Sienczyk won the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.23, which was just under a half-second off her personal best of 55.93 which she set earlier this season. Only three swimmers in North Texas history have swam faster than Sienczyk in that event.
Junior Claudia Kitching won the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:19.03 which is her second-fastest time of the season. Kitching swam the second-fastest time in that event in school history last season, with an NCAA B-cut time of 2:13.18.
In the three-meter diving competition, North Texas senior Samantha Scheck took home first place with a score of 240.89, which was her second-best score of the season.
The Mean Green diving team is in action this weekend at Air Force and both the swimmers and divers will host SMU for senior night at 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 at the Pohl Recreation Center.