Swimming And Diving Host Metroplex Rival SMU Friday
Meet Marks Senior Day For North Texas
DENTON – The North Texas swimming and diving team will host Metroplex rival SMU on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Pohl Recreation Center.
The meet is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, and will be the second time the Mean Green and the Mustangs have swam against each other this season. SMU competed in the North Texas Relays, taking second place at the event, while North Texas finished third.
The Mean Green look to build on the momentum generated last week with their 183-117 victory over TCU, its first dual victory of the season. North Texas won 13 of 16 events at the meet en route to its second-straight victory over the Horned Frogs.
As for the Mustangs, they enter with a 3-1 mark in dual meets, and defeated Houston and Rice in October, two teams North Texas succumbed to in head-to-head meets.
SMU won last season’s meet dual meet, 132-109.
The meet will be condensed from 16 events to 13, but North Texas will swim some of its strongest races, including the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke.
Emmabeth Jensen boasts the fourth-fastest 100-yard freestyle time in Conference USA this season at 50.56. Sarah Vaisse checks in at No. 2 in the 100 breast with a NCAA B-cut time of 1:01.38. Vaisse also owns the third spot in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.68.
Jowita Sienczyk has strung together a solid sophomore season, owning the seventh-fastest C-USA time in the 200 IM (2:04.69) and the 10th spot in the 200-yard backstroke (2:00.45).
North Texas’ 200-yard medley relay team is one of the best in conference, registering the third-quickest time (1:42.24) at the Phill Hansel Invite.
The divers will begin at 4:30 p.m., and will compete in the one-and-three meter board events. Averie Ruiz, who garnered C-USA Diver of the Week honors on Nov. 1, boasts the top score on the one-meter board at 237.37. Samantha Scheck posted a team-best score of 249 on the three-meter board.
Friday also marks Senior Day for North Texas. Four swimmers (Courtney Connelly, Ash Stone, Emily Rush and Abbie Imes) and one diver (Scheck) will be recognized for their contributions to the Mean Green program.
Order of Events
200 Medley Relay
1 M Diving
3 M Diving
200 Free Relay