DENTON (11/12/05)The Mean Green captured its first dual meet victory of the season on Saturday, Nov. 12 when it hosted Centenary and SMU at the UNT Student Recreation Center in Denton.
The North Texas and Centenary women’s teams competed, while the Centenary and SMU men faced-off in their own competition. This meet marked the first time North Texas has hosted a men’s competition. The Mustangs defeated Centenary, 105-66.
The Mean Green gave a well-rounded performance in every event as many members of the team posted top finishing times.
Sophomore Bonnie Garcia-Meitin helped lead the Mean Green by capturing first place finishes in both of her individual events. She won the 200 Backstroke with the time 2:07.36 finishing 11 seconds in front of the competition. In the 200 Freestyle, Garcia-Meitin grabbed top place honors with the time 1:56.83. Garcia-Meitin, along with juniors Gwen Rourke and Ashley Walker, and freshman Alesha Oleson, were members of the 200 Medley relay finishing first with the fifth fastest time in school history at 1:52.51.
Rourke also contributed to the Mean Green victory in her individual events. She captured first in the 200 Breaststroke at 2:28.25, and third in the 200 Freestyle with 2:3.67.
Junior Devon Dlouhy had the meet of her career at North Texas against Centenary. Dlouhy captured first in both the 50 (25.40) and 100 (55.15) Freestyle.
Sophomore Christina Hammervold, who transferred to North Texas from Syracuse University last season, also gave a winning performance for the Mean Green. Hammervold finished first in both of her events including the 200 IM (2:18.85) and 500 Freestyle (5:24.54). Junior Jaime Hosner finished one second behind Hammervold in the 500 Freestyle at 5:25.98 and posted a time of 11:05.00 in the 1000 Freestyle for first place.
The Mean Green is back in action Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. as it hosts metroplex rival TCU at the UNT Student Recreation Center in Denton.