DENTON, Texas (9/23/08) - The White team, made up of all newcomers, ran away from the Green team by a score of 157-117 at North Texas Swimming & Diving's annual Green & White meet on Tuesday.
It was close at times, but the White team seemed in control from the start.
"It was about what I expected," said North Texas head coach Joe Dykstra. "We were rough in some aspects, but overall it's where I thought we would be. The freshmen looked strong and I'm excited about our future."
One of the freshmen who looked strong was Rosa Gentile, whose sister, Angelica, swam for North Texas last year. Rosa won every individual race she participated in. She took home first in the 100 Backstroke (59.63), 100 Butterfly (59.25), and the 200 Individual Medley (2:10.90). Gentile was on the winning 200 Medley Relay team consisting of her, Leanne Hill, Danae Welch, and Seabre Pope. The White team also won the 200 Freestyle Relay.
Other victories for the White team saw Leanne Hill winning the 200 Backstroke (2:12.02) and Seabre Pope taking first in the 100 Freestyle (53.32). In the 100 Backstroke, the White team all finished in the top three. Gentile was first, Hill was second, and Carleigh Kutac was third.
For the Green team, Alicia Hale won the 200 Freestyle (1:54.69) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:31.04). Kristen Hempleman took first in the 100 Breaststroke (1:10.32) and Taryne Cantillo was victorious in the 200 Butterfly (2:10.84). Nicole Leslie, the school's all-time record holder in the 50 Freestyle, won the event (24.67) and Emily Floyd finished first in the 500 Freestyle by a slim margin over Hillary Riedmann. Floyd had a time of 5:15.31 while Riedmann posted 5:15.36.
In diving, newcomer Lauren Hudson took first in both the one and three meter dives. Hudson tallied scores of 100.95 in the one meter and 108.90 in the three meter. Kim Nelson-Wulff placed second in the one meter (81.82) and third in the three meter (101.10). Newcomer Delia Covo finished second in the three meter (103.50) and third in the one meter (45.82). Each diver received scores from three dives in both the one and three meter.