DENTON, Texas- Krista Rossum set the school record in the 200 yard breaststroke, and North Texas beat New Mexico State in a dual meet for the first time since 2004, Saturday at the Pohl Recreation Center. Eight different swimmers won events for the Mean Green.
North Texas is 2-0 in dual meets for the first time in the Joe Dykstra era, defeating a New Mexico State (0-2) that had given North Texas trouble over the years, to a tune of a 14-2 record entering the meet.
Catherine Johnson meet the NCAA Zone Meet diving score, becoming the first North Texas diver in school history to qualify for the NCAA Zone Meet in back-to-back years. Johnson won the one-meter diving with a score of 270.37, which is the third-best score in school history. Johnson was one of three divers to qualify for NCAA Zones last season, the first time North Texas had anyone qualify for Zones since 2003.
Rebecca Taylor just missed on qualifying for NCAA Zone Diving, winning the three-meter dive wit a score of 276.52, just four points off the threshold, and the third-best score in school history.
Rossum set the school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.36, breaking the school mark of 2:19.48, set by Hannele Luoma in 2009-10. Rossum also was victorious in the 200 IM.
Freshman had a good showing outside of Rossum as well, as Holly Moon won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:43.06. Freshman Mona Groteguth won the 200 back with a time of 2:04.68 and freshman Kimmy Phillips won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:06.67.
Rosa Gentile won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.23 and Catia Weickegenant won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.87.
The Mean Green take on SMU and Wyoming on November 4th at the Perkins Natatorium in Dallas.