DENTON, Texas (11/8/08) North Texas swimmer Emily Floyd broke her own school record in the 1000 Freestyle as North Texas squared off against Arkansas, SMU, Colorado State, and New Mexico State at the Mean Green Duals on Saturday.
Floyd set a new school record by over three seconds in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:19.56. The previous record (10:22.74) she owned from last year against TCU.
“I thought Emily (Floyd) did acceptionally well, breaking the school record in the 1000 Freestyle and for what she did in the 500 Freestyle,” North Texas swimming head coach Joe Dykstra said. “Overall, we were competitive against New Mexico State and Colorado State. Our youth and inexperience still shows a little bit, but we’ll get there as long as we keep training hard and transferring that to the meets.”
The duals were mainly a battle between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the SMU Mustangs. The No.22 Razorbacks ended up as the best team, knocking off the No.14 Mustangs in a close battle, 152-148. Arkansas also defeated Colorado State, New Mexico State, and North Texas.
The Mean Green had several top five finishes in the sixteen total events.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Nicole Leslie, Kristen Hempleman, Rosa Gentile, and Seabre Pope came in fifth with a time of 1:50.15. Emily Floyd placed fifth in the 1000 Freestyle with her record breaking time. Alicia Hale finished fourth in the 200 Freestyle (1:54.06) and fifth in the 100 Freestyle (53.35).
Next up for Mean Green swimming & diving is the Husker Invite in Lincoln, Nebraska on November 20-23.