Swimming Clinches Final Win Before SBC Championship

 New Orleans, LA. (2/03/07) The North Texas swimming and diving team defeated New Orleans, 143.5-111.5, on Saturday afternoon in the last dual meet before the Sun Belt Conference Championship.


The team finished the season, 7-5, setting the school record for team wins. The team had seven different swimmers win at least on individual race.


“We had a very successful day in New Orleans,” said head coach Joe Dykstra.  “I thought we competed very well, and were sharper than we've been in a while. I feel we have a lot of momentum moving towards the conference championships in Nashville.”


Alicia Hale notched the third-best time in school history in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:35.09. She now holds four school records and nine separate top times in school history in individual events.


Senior Lauren Harris won the 100 fly in the last dual meet of her career with a time of 59.69. This was the first win of her career.


Katie Lowry won both the 200 Fly with a time of 2:11.04, and the 500 free with a time of 5:13.37, proving she can be a strong asset to the team at the conference championship.


The Mean Green placed first, second and third in the 200 Individual Medley and placed both first and second in the 200 freestyle relay.


The team travels to Nashville, Tennessee for their last meet of the season at the Sun Belt Conference Championships on February 15.




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