Results & Scores
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (2/18/09) - The North Texas swimming & diving team broke three school records during day one of the Sun Belt Conference Championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The Mean Green sits in fourth place just two points behind Florida Atlantic for third heading into day two.
Denver is the leader followed by Western Kentucky. After North Texas, New Orleans stands fifth then Florida International and Arkansas-Little Rock.
"We swam well today and we're not too far off sitting in fourth," said NT head coach Joe Dykstra. "The eight swimmers that competed today all swam personal best times. I thought what we did in the 800 Free Relay was amazing. The team and I are excited about what we can accomplish in tomorrow's events."
The highlights for the Mean Green were the 200 Medley Relay and 800 Freestyle Relay teams both setting new school marks along with Alicia Hale in the leadoff leg of the 800 Relay.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Nicole Leslie, Brandi Townsend, Rosa Gentile, and Seabre Pope set the new school record by about a second and a half (1:44.40). The former record (1:45.99) was set at last year's SBC Championships. The 2nd place 800 Free Relay team of Alicia Hale, Emily Floyd, Angie Dworschack, and Erika Roach finished with a time of 7:21.90. This mark surpassed the previous record by almost NINE seconds. In the leadoff leg of the relay, Alicia Hale broke her own school record for the 200 Freestyle (1:49.86). Hale had set the old time (1:50.27) at the SBC Championships last year.
Day two will have five total events including the 50 and 500 Freestyles, the 200 Individual Medley, the 200 Freestyle Relay, and the women's three-meter dive.