Mean Green Swimming In Third After First Day Of Houston Invite
Three Podium Finishes Headline Day One Of Phill Hansel Invitational
PEARLAND, Texas - The North Texas swimming team claimed three top-three finishes in six events in day one of Houston’s Phill Hansel Invitational. The Mean Green are currently in third place with an overall score of 208.
North Texas started the afternoon’s finals round with a bang by claiming a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Isabelle Morris, Krista Rossum, Michelle Balcaen and Mona Groteguth finished with a time of 1:34.75, the seventh best in school history.
Senior Krista Rossum claimed the team’s best finish of the day as she took second in the 200 IM (2:02.62). Her preliminary time of 2:02.14 is the seventh-best time in North Texas history.
There were a number of impressive finishes in the 50 freestyle. Two Mean Green swimmers claimed a spot on the North Texas top performers list in the day’s final individual event. Junior Bianca Bocsa took third place with a 23.60 time, good for fifth all-time on the team’s top performers list.
Day two will kick off tomorrow with a preliminary round start time of 10:30 a.m., while finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. You can find live stats of the weekend's action here.
- Mona Groteguth’s victory in the consolation final (55.22) was the team’s top time of the season and was less than a second from an NCAA B time standard.
- Krista Rossum now owns two of the conference’s top three times in the 200 IM.
- The preliminary time of 23.68 for freshman Isabelle Morris was good for sixth on the school’s all-time top performers list. She would go on to claim a fifth-place finish in the 50 free.