Mean Green Swimming Dominates In Pentathlon

Senior Krista Rossum won three of the five events on Friday night.
Sept. 19, 2014

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DENTON - The North Texas swimming team opened the 2014-2015 season in dominant fashion at the North Texas Pentathlon, winning four of the five women's events and recording a total of 15 top-five finishes in the process.

Senior Krista Rossum led the way for the Mean Green as she placed first in the 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and 100 individual medley while placing second in the pentathlon's remaining two events.

Rossum's performance was just one part of an all-around strong showing for the team.

"Across the board we had many people get better times than they had a year ago," head coach Brendon Bray said. "We were much more competitive than we were at this time last year."

Senior Mona Groteguth had a big day as well. The specialist won the backstroke event in a time of 56.79 seconds, more than two seconds ahead of the second-place Rossum. Additionally, Groteguth finished third in the butterfly, freestyle and IM.

Freshman Sydney Buckley contributed a notable performance as well, placing fourth in three events as she saw her first collegiate action. In addition, senior Chloe Tong picked up a fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and freshman Isabelle Morris claimed the fifth-best time in the 100 freestyle.

"We have high expectations and today's performances show that we're off to a great start," Bray said.

The North Texas swimming team will now prepare to compete at the North Texas Relays on Friday at 5 p.m. inside the Southlake Carroll Natatorium. Last year, the Mean Green finished second in the event.



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