Strong Morning Puts Mean Green In Prime Position For Tonight's Finals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (2/18/10) - Mean Green Swimming & Diving had a huge morning at the Sun Belt Conference Championships Preliminaries Session at the Centennial SportsPlex in Nashville, Tenn., Thursday.

Although no points were handed out for this morning's races, North Texas has set itself up for a great night session and to build upon their current first place total of 116 points.

Sophomore Seabre Pope swam the fastest qualifying time and broke the school record in the 50-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 23.02 seconds. Former school record holder Nicole Leslie wasn't far behind her, finishing eighth and qualifying for tonight's final with a season fast time of 23.80.


The 200-yard individual medley saw another school record fall. Sophomore Rosa Gentile turned in the fastest qualifying time as well, registering a new Mean Green school record of 2:04.21.

In the 500-yard Freestyle, North Texas registered the top three qualifying times, and is sending five participants to the eight person final race this evening.

Senior Emily Floyd led the way for the Mean Green with a season fast time if 4:53.16 followed by freshman Catia Weickgenant, who touched the wall in her personal best time of 4:53.87.

Juniors Erika Roach (4:54.98) and Angie Dworschack (4:57.98) and sophomore Hiliary Riedmann (4:58.76) will be joining Floyd and Weickgenant in the finals. Each North Texas swimmer swam a season best in the 500-yard prelims.

These qualifiers will be swimming in the finals of these same events tonight at the Centennial SportsPlex in Nashville, Tenn.  You can follow the meet with live results at the link in the middle of the page.

2010 All-Conference Members

Delia Covo (Second in Three-meter Diving)
Rosa Gentile, Nicole Leslie, Hannele Luoma, Seabre Pope (Second in 200-yard Medley Relay)
Angie Dworschack, Emily Floyd, Alicia Hale, Erika Roach (Second in 800-yard Freestlye Relay)



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