DENTON, Texas (10/2/07) The North Texas swimming and diving team will begin its 10th season when they host Southern Methodist and Texas Christian University, Wednesday afternoon at the Pohl Recreation Center. The relay-only meet will begin at 4 p.m.
The Mean Green will be looking for a top finish against TCU and SMU. North Texas is a combined 0-22 against the two universities. The Mustangs claimed their 11th consecutive conference crown in 2007, while the Horned Frogs and the Mean Green met up twice last season. North Texas will get a second crack at each team as the Mean Green will head to SMU on Nov. 9 for a tri-meet versus the Mustangs and Wyoming. The Mean Green travels to Ft. Worth to battle TCU on Feb. 6 in dual meet action.
After posting a dual-meet season record of 7-5 and a fourth-place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the Mean Green return 15 swimmers and divers from last year’s squad. Leading the way for this season’s team are nine seniors taking part in their last year of competition. Seniors Bonnie Garcia-Meitin and Hannah Bakke look to go out with a bang. Garcia-Meitin holds nine of the top ten times in school history in the 100 and 200 backstroke, while Bakke broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke four separate times last season.