North Texas Captures Second At Husker Invitational

Day Three Recap

Results & Scores

LINCOLN, Nebraska (11/23/08) - The Mean Green swimming & diving team finished in second place while breaking more school records on the final day of the Husker Invitational.

"It was a great performance by our squad," said Mean Green head coach Joe Dykstra. "Finishing ahead of two Big 12 schools (Iowa State, Nebraska) and a strong Mountain West opponent (Colorado State) says a lot about this team. This invitational was a shining moment for our program."

The final top three were Rice (1200), North Texas (1079), and Colorado State (1067). It was a nice overall performance for the Mean Green as the team had been picked to finish fifth at the start of the Invite.

The outcome did hang in the balance on Sunday as the Mean Green trailed the Rams of Colorado State for second by 20 points with one event remaining.

In the final event, North Texas swimmers Erika Roach and Rosa Gentile both broke the school record in the 200 Butterfly helping the Mean Green overtake CSU to bring home second.

In the 200 Fly, Roach got a time of 2:04.71 and Gentile was just behind at 2:04.72. The old record (2:05.17) had been set by Taryne Cantillo at the Sun Belt championships last season.

Alicia Hale set a new school record in the 100 Freestyle (51.90) as she finished in second place. Elizabeth Weiss owned the previous mark (51.95) from last season. Nicole Leslie and Seabre Pope also had top 10 finishes in the event.

North Texas got solid swims in two other events. The 200 Backstroke saw Rosita Bado place fifth (2:07.15) and Carleigh Kutac take tenth (2:11.34). In the 200 Breaststroke, Brandi Townsend got tenth (2:28.28).

Mean Green swimming & diving gets over a month off before returning to the pool on January 3 for the FAU Invite in Boca Raton, Florida.


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