Johnson, Taylor Shine At Tiger Southwest Inv.

SOUTHLAKE, Texas- North Texas diving wrapped up the two-day Tiger Southwest Invitational this weekend in Southlake. Sophomores Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Taylor both broke the school record in the one-meter dive as they led the Mean Green to a strong finish as teams from the southwest region competed in the meet.

Catherine Johnson won her fifth straight one-meter diving with a 304.85, shattering her previous school record of 279.35 set back in February 2011. Johnson remains undefeated in the one-meter dive, conquering SMU, Wyoming, New Mexico State and Tulane earlier this season. She marginally finished second in the three-meter dive (278.46), falling less than two points shy of breaking the three-meter diving school record held by Delia Covo (280.15) set back in 2010.

Rebecca Taylor also broke the previous one-meter diving school record as she finished second with a score of 296.85, just behind Johnson. Taylor increased her season-high score by over 43 points (243.65). She also grabbed fourth place in the three-meter dive, reeling in points for North Texas with a 267.90 score.

The Mean Green will take a break for their Thanksgiving feast and return to the pool December 2-4 for the Missouri Invitational in Columbia, Missouri.


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