Day One Recap
Results & Scores
(This article was updated with the correct scores from Thursday)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (2/19/09) - The Mean Green swimming & diving team moved up a spot to third place and broke more school records at the SBC Championships on Thursday. North Texas has tallied 248 points and only trails Denver by one for second going into day three.
Western Kentucky leads with 274 points then Denver and North Texas. Florida Atlantic is in fourth with 156 and New Orleans is fifth (141). Florida International (94) and Arkansas-Little Rock (74) take up the final two spots.
In the first final of the night, the Mean Green set a new school record while finishing fourth in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The team of Seabre Pope, Nicole Leslie, Alicia Hale, and Rosa Gentile swam a 1:33.28, about two seconds faster than the previous mark (1:35.29). Emily Floyd broke the 500 Freestyle record twice on Thursday, once in the morning's prelims (4:52.55) and again in the finals placing second with a 4:50.74. Erika Roach finished third (4:51.98) also breaking the time set by Floyd in the morning.
Rosa Gentile broke her own record in the 200 Individual Medley on Thursday. In the prelims, she recorded a 2:04.90 and in the finals swam a 2:04.27 placing fourth. Nicole Leslie set a school record with a 23.38 during the prelims of the 50 Freestyle. She followed that up with a fifth place time of 23.46 in the finals. Seabre Pope (23.62) finished one spot behind Leslie.
In the three-meter dive, North Texas placed fourth, fifth, and sixth. Delia Covo received a 216.00 followed by Lauren Hudson (212.40), and Kim Nelson-Wulff (210.70).
Friday's women's event list will be the 400 Individual Medley, 100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, and the 400 Medley Relay.