Mean Green Remains Second After Day Two

Day One Recap

Results & Scores

LINCOLN, Nebraska (11/21/08) - The North Texas swimming & diving team continued its consistent performance to stay in second place after two days at the Husker Invitational. The Rice Owls lead with 477.5 points while North Texas is closely trailing with 468.

"It was another very good day for us," said Mean Green swimming head coach Joe Dykstra. "We are just behind Rice and have a solid lead over Colorado State. We still have a lot of racing left. Hopefully we can keep it going."

Once again, the Mean Green's Emily Floyd had another great swim winning the 500 Freestyle (4:55.34) by about four seconds over Rice's Nicole Delaloye. Floyd won the 1650 Freestyle on Thursday setting a new school record.

Three other North Texas swimmers finished in the top 12 for the 500 Free. Erika Roach placed fourth (5:00.03), Angie Dworschack got sixth (5:02.87), and Hillary Riedmann ended up in twelfth (5:04.61).

The Mean Green had two swimmers finish in the top four of the 200 Individual Medley. Alicia Hale placed third (2:07.67) and Rosa Gentile took fourth (2:07.78).

In the 200 Freestyle Relay, North Texas got a third place finish from the team of Nicole Leslie, Seabre Pope, Carleigh Kutac, and Rosa Gentile (1:36.77). The 400 Medley Relay saw the Mean Green get fourth with Rosita Bado, Brandi Townsend, Rosa Gentile, and Alicia Hale (3:53.78). Nicole Leslie also finished seventh in the 50 Freestyle (24.26).

North Texas divers Delia Covo and Lauren Hudson both had top 10 finishes in the one meter dive. Covo placed ninth with a score of 203.70 and Hudson received a 202.80.

Day three begins on Saturday featuring eight events, the most of any day during the Invitational.



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