Missouri State Too Much For NT Swimming & Diving

DENTON (1/27/05) The home waters inspired some record breaking performances on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to take down Missouri State.


The Bears slipped past the North Texas swimming and diving team 65-48 in its first home meet since November 17. The Mean Green registered six individual event wins and put up several of the top marks in school history in the loss.


The North Texas 200-yard medley relay team kicked the meet off in style by toppling the nearly three-year old school record. The lineup of Bonnie Garcia-Meitin, Betsmara Cruz, Alesha Olesen and Emilia Tudose posted a time of 1:50.37.


Garcia-Meitin also made her presence felt in the 100-yard backstroke and the 50-yard freestyle. The sophomore posted wins in both events and swam the fourth fastest time in school history in the backstroke with a mark of 59.18.


Olesen and Jamie Hosner both notched the fifth fastest times in school history in their top events. Olesen, a freshman, won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.42, while the junior took second in the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:43.49.


Christina Hammervold brought home the program’s third fastest all-time mark in the 400-yard individual medley. The sophomore’s time of 4:40.55 was good for second place.


The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Laura Swan, Tudose, Ashley Walker and Devon Dlouhy swam a 1:40.71, the fifth fastest time in North Texas history.


Newcomer Besmara Cruz, who joined the team in its last meet with SMU, won two events for the Mean Green. The freshman finished the 200-yard freestyle in 1:58.28 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:08.05.


The Mean Green return to action at 6 p.m. on February 1 against TCU and Incarnate Word in Fort Worth, Texas.



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