NEW ORLEANS (10/20/12) - North Texas swimming and diving defeated Tulane 158.5-141.5 Saturday morning. The victory pushes North Texas to 4-0 in their last four meetings with Tulane and a 2-0 mark in duals this season.
Propelled by sophomores Mona Groteguth and Krista Rossum, the Mean Green was able to take first in 10 of the 16 events. Rossum took first place in the 100 yard breaststroke, 200 yard breaststroke and the 400 yard IM. Groteguth came out on top in the 100 yard backstroke and 200 yard backstroke.
The team of Groteguth, Rossum and freshmen Bianca Bocsa and Michelle Balcaen took first place in the 200 yard medley relay. They finished with a time of 1:46.90. Balcaen's time on her leg of the relay was the fastest in the race at 23.95.
Junior Rebecca Taylor took first place for the Mean Green in three meter dive with a high score of 258.30.
Sophomore Kimmy Philips and seniors Catia Weickgenant and Bryn Lewis all took first place in an event as well. Phillips won the 1000 yard freestyle with an official score of 10:13.75, an outstanding mark this early in the season.
"This was a good win for us over a Tulane team that is much improved and was very well prepared for us," head coach Joe Dykstra said. "We certainly weren't at our best as a team today, but we did enouth to claw out a hard-fought win."
The box score for the meet is attached at the top of the page.
North Texas swimming and diving jumps back into the pool against Rice in Denton, Texas on Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.