DENTON, Texas- The North Texas Swimming and Diving team flew past Rice at the Pohl Recreation Center as they defeated the Owls for the second time in school history, 165-129. After breaking the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke two weekends ago, freshman Krista Rossum set another school record, this time in the 400-yard IM (4:28.05).
In the opening swimming event, the Mean Green created the momentum early as the A and B squad placed first and second in the 200-yard medley relay.
"To come back motivated after an unbelievable close loss just 12 hours later, I think it was understood how important it was to come off strong right off the bat," said Dykstra. "To go 1-2 in the relay really help set the tone in the meet. We carried that momentum through and were able to defeat them without the diving points."
Freshman Krista Rossum broke the previous school record in the 400 IM, set by current teammate Hiliary Riedmann's (4:28.11), with a time of 4:28.05. This is the second school record Rossum has broken in the past two weeks after breaking the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke against New Mexico State. Rossum also seized a win against the Owls in the 200-yard breaststoke in 2:22.74.
Freshman Mona Groteguth set a new top season time in the 100-yard backstroke (57.01) after taking first place in the event. Groteguth also took first place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.73.
Sophomore Sarida Muslow took first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.5) and placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:26.48).
Senior Rosa Gentile swam her way to victory in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.12.
After a three-dual meet weekend, North Texas can take a quick breather before Mean Green Diving heads to Southlake Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, for the Tiger Southwest Shootout.