Swimming Set For Third Annual North Texas Relays

Denton, Texas (10/08/09) - North Texas Swimming will be back in action on Friday, playing host to the third annual North Texas Relays at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium in Mansfield, Texas at 4 p.m.

The Mean Green finished fourth in last year's North Texas Relays and are looking for a strong showing this time around.

"I am very excited to start the season with our third annual relay meet," said head coach Joe Dykstra. "I think it is a really fun format to open the competitive season.  Last year we came out flat and nervous, which was in large part due to the inexperience of the team last year.  I expect we will come out much more aggressively to open the meet this year and hopefully build some momentum to keep us going through the weekend."

The event marks the first time in the 2009-10 season that North Texas will be facing off against other collegiate programs.

North Texas Relays, which is a competition comprised exclusively of relay type events, features teams from Southern Methodist, Texas Christian, Incarnate Word, Tulane and North Texas. SMU, TCU and Incarnate Word will also have their men's teams competing.

The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., and a schedule of events is below.

Order of Events
3 x 100 Fly
3 x 100 Back
3 x 100 Breast
4 x 200 Free
*15-minute break*
50-100-150-200 Free Ladder
4 x 100 Medley
4 x 50 Free
3 x 500 Free
*10-minute break*
4 x 100 IM
4 x 100 Free



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