Mean Green Swimmers Take B Cuts In Day Two Of Houston Invite
North Texas remains in third place heading into final day of meet
PEARLAND, Texas - The North Texas swimming team remains in third place at the end of day two at Houston's Phill Hansel Invitational, but seniors Mona Groteguth and Krista Rossum continue to excel in the weekend's individual and relay events.
Before winning the 100 backstroke in the afternoon's A final, Groteguth tallied a time of 54.59 in the day's preliminary session, good for an NCAA B cut.
Rossum claimed a B cut of her own on Saturday, winning the 400 IM in 4:19.32. The time was good for fourth in the team's history. Rossum now owns all of the top 10 all-time performances.
Other notable finishes include a second-place time from freshman Isabelle Morris in the 200 freestyle (1:49.18), and she was a part of a second-place 800 free relay team along with Rossum, Groteguth and Annamaria Zombai. Groteguth and Rossum also made an impact in the afternoon's first event, placing third in the 200 medley relay with freshman Sydney Buckley and junior Michelle Balcaen.
North Texas continues to lead Houston heading into the invitational's final day, but the Mean Green trails Rice and Tulane with 264 points. The preliminary round of the Phill Hansel Invitational's final day begins at 10:30 a.m. with the finals round taking place at 5:30.
You can find live stats of the weekend's action here.
- In addition to her finish with the 800 free relay squad, freshman Sydney Buckley placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke with a career-best 1:05.39.
- The 1:43.61 from the 200 medley relay team was good for eighth on the team's all-time performances list.
- With her 200 free finish, Isabelle Morris is No. 8 on the school's all-time top performances list.
- For the second consecutve year, Rossum and Groteguth will be leaving the Houston Invittational with qualifying time standards in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, respectively.