Records Fall As North Texas Knocks Off Houston
DENTON, Texas (1/18/2008) ? The North Texas swimming and diving team attained redemption after a tough finish in Las Cruces against New Mexico State and beat the University of Houston, 133-110.
Houston scored the bulk of its points (32) by securing the top three finishes in the one and three-meter diving events, but it wasn’t enough to top a strong swimming performance put on by the Mean Green.
North Texas raked up 127 of its 133 points in the water as it finished first in both the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.61) and the 200 medley relay (1:48:77).
"This was a great day for us,” said head coach Joe Dykstra. “This is the first time we defeated
Mean Green swimmer Hannah Bakke set a new pool record at the
"I'm sad because I'm going be gone soon,” Bakke said. “I love this team but it’s exciting to go out like this. I love swimming fast and hopefully this mark might stand for awhile."
Fellow swimmer Nicole Leslie broke her own school record in the 50 free with a 23.75. Leslie, a sophomore from
"After having such a rough meet in
North Texas will return poolside tomorrow as it hosts the Rice University Owls at 11 a.m. in the