Houston (1/12/07) - North Texas had a rusty but promising start in day one of competition nearly breaking four school records against Houston, Florida International and New Mexico State. The team trails Houston 127 to 55, leads Florida International 112 to 66, and had a score of 93 to 86 with New Mexico State after a close battle.
“We were rusty after a five week layoff from competition,” said Head Coach Joe Dykstra. “I was pleased with the effort the team put forth for how tired they are. We have had brutal training over the last nine days. I thought we got better toward end of meet. I am hopeful that this trend continues through tomorrow and we are back into racing mode.”
Emily Floyd posted a time of 10:34.26 in the 1000 freestyle beating her personal-best time by five seconds. She notched the second-best time in school history.
Alicia Hale, who received the honor of Sun Belt Conference Swimmer of the Week for her performance in the UALR Christmas Invitational continues to impress by notching the second best time in school history in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.31. She currently holds the top-time in school history with a time of 2:09.07.
“The relay teams really stepped up to the competition and performed well,” said Dykstra.
The team posted the second-best time in school history in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.43, and posted the third-best time in the 400 medley-relay with a time of 3:35.72.
The Mean Green is back in action tomorrow for day two of the competition against Houston, Florida International, and New Mexico State.