Day Three Statistics Attached
ROCKWALL, Texas - North Texas swimming and diving holds a 14-point advantage over number two Western Kentucky entering the final day of the last Sun Belt Conference Swimming & Diving Championships.
"Tomorrow is going to be a very close day," head coach Joe Dykstra said. "They (Western Kentucky) have 20 swims to our 19 swims tomorrow so it's going to be an absolute dogfight and every swim will count tomorrow."
The Mean Green got a boost from the first-place finish of sophomore Mona Groteguth in the 100 fly championship heat. She swam a time of 54.75, which narrowly edged out Marina Ribi, a senior from FIU.
Groteguth was not done as she continued her productive night nabbing a bronze in the 100 yard backstroke.
North Texas also brought home the gold in the 100 yard breaststroke due to a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:01.41 from sophomore Krista Rossum.
In the 1-meter dive, juniors Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Taylor led the North Texas attack placing third and fourth, respectively. Senior captain Delia Covo also brought home points with her sixth-place finish.
Through the final event, North Texas has 600 total points. Western Kentucky is right behind with 586 while FIU sits comfortably in third with 489 points.
The final day's preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. at the Rockwall Aquatic Center on Saturday.