Mean Green Swimming Falls In Dual Meet Against Rice
DENTON, Texas (1/19/08) ? After a strong showing against a talented University of Houston squad yesterday, the North Texas swimming and diving team dropped a dual-meet decision Saturday afternoon to Rice, 154-134.
DENTON, Texas (1/19/08) After a strong showing against a talented University of Houston squad yesterday, the North Texas swimming and diving team dropped a dual-meet decision Saturday afternoon to Rice, 154-134.
Several races during the meet came down to a few fractions of a second, but
One of the better performances in the water for the Mean Green was put on by Bonnie Garcia-Meitin. Garcia-Meitin, a senior from
“The experience kind of hurts right now losing such a close meet,” Garcia-Meitin said. “But right now coach [Joe] Dykstra is really getting us to focus on playing through pain and swimming hard despite fatigue.”
Perhaps one of the most impressive swimming performances of the day came by Rice’s Brittney Massingale who won the 1000 free in a convincing manner with a time of 10:25:80 and quickly jumped back in the water for the next event to finish first in the 200 yard free.
Alicia Hale is continuing a strong 2008 campaign as the Schertz sophomore has now recorded a first place finished in 3 of her last 4 meets.
“We had a solid day,” head coach Joe Dykstra. “I’m generally pleased with the results of today’s meet considering in the past, we have never been in the same realm as Rice. But today was a competitive meet. It came down to fractions of a second in a lot of events and for us there’s no shame in losing a hard-fought battle.”