Missouri State, SMU Too Strong At North Texas Relays


KELLER, Texas (10/3/08) - When all was said and done, the Missouri State men and the Southern Methodist women were too much for the other schools to handle at the 2nd Annual North Texas Relays on Friday night.

The Missouri State men pulled off a shocker beating out SMU and TCU by a score 132 to 106 to 82.

The SMU women won with a score of 132, followed by TCU with 96 points. Houston edged out North Texas for third place by a score of 70 to 66. Missouri State followed with 56.

It was a sluggish start for the Mean Green, but they put together some good races towards the finish to have something to build on for the future.

North Texas head coach, Joe Dykstra, shared his thoughts on his team's performance.

"It was a mixed bag tonight," said Dykstra. "We got off to a slow start and made some mistakes. But, I was encouraged with our performance towards the end of the meet, especially the last four races."

The highs of the night were some second and third place finshes for North Texas.

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, the team of Nicole Leslie, Carleigh Kutac, Seabre Pope, and Alicia Hale posted a second place time of 1:38.23 which was ahead of TCU and just behind SMU.

In the 400 Medley Relay, Alicia Hale, Rosa Gentile, Emily Cardone-Dennis and Taryne Cantillo finished with a time of 4:07.73. This was good enough for second behind SMU.

Earlier in the night, the team of Rosa Gentile, Seabre Pope, and Taryne Cantillo captured the third spot between SMU and TCU in the 300 Butterfly Relay.

The North Texas Mean Green has its annual Alumni Meet tomorrow at the Pohl Recreation Center at 1 p.m.



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