Swimming Records Fall Against TCU, Incarnate Word

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FORT WORTH, Texas (10/25/06) North Texas swimming and diving was victorious over Incarnate Word (124-13) but was narrowly defeated by TCU (79-61) despite breaking two school records on Wednesday, October 25th.


The Mean Green swam some of the fastest times in school history, posting top-five times in seven events. Alicia Hale gave an outstanding performance breaking one school record, winning three individual events and helping notch the second-fastest time in school history in the 400 yard freestyle relay.


In her third meet at North Texas, freshman Alicia Hale broke a school record in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.81, beating the previous record by 1.78. She won the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.01, capturing the fourth-fastest time in school history, and the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:05.54, the third-best time in school history.


Junior Bonnie Garcia-Meitin won two individual events and helped break a school record with a time of 3:56.96 in the 400 yard medley relay. She posted the second-fastest time in school history in the 100 yard back stroke with a time of 58.20.


Alesha Olesen swam the second best time in school history in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 59.62 and was a part of the record-breaking 400 yard medley relay.


Senior captain Gwen Rourke, who holds the top five fastest times in school history in the 200 breaststroke, won the event today with a time of 2:25.27, breaking her third fastest record.


Hannah Bakke, who has been a part of two set records at North Texas in the past three meets, won the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.96, almost one second away from breaking her own school record of 1:05.97.


Freshman Elizabeth Weiss finished second in the 100 yard freestyle, posting the second best time in school history with a time of 53.52.


Head Coach Joe Dykstra thrilled with the team’s accomplishments at the meet.


“I am so incredibly proud of our effort today and the way we swam as a team and supported each other’s breakthrough performances,” said Dykstra. “Everything was great. We were close to the point where if we would have gained a few tenths of a second here and there, we would have won the meet. This show’s how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time. I am looking forward to our upcoming meets and I’m excited for the girls to compete against TCU again in January.”


Mean Green swimming and diving is back in action on Friday, November 10th, as they take on SMU at their home facility.




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