DENTON, Texas- Junior Catia Weickgenant was named Sun Belt Swimmer of the Week after breaking a meet, Sun Belt Conference, and four school records at the Mizzou Invite. The three-day event allowed North Texas enough time to rewrite its own record book, setting 10 school records and numerous program top times. The Mean Green also brought home a fourth place finish, ahead of UC Davis (defending Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Champions), Drury (defending NCAA Division II Champion, Saint Louis, and North Dakota.
Weickgenant swam in record breaking fashion, overcoming four North Texas school records, a Sun Belt Conference All-Time record, and a Mizzou Invite Meet record. On day one, Weickgenant broke the SBC time in the 500 Free at 4:48.89, passing Denver's Lisa Ginder's previous record of 4:49.03. On day two, she created a top program time of 1:48.75 in the 200 Free, breaking her previous record of 1:49.46 (2/23/11). On day three, the junior also set a school and Mizzou Invite Meet record by winning the 200 Fly in 2:00.51, passing her own top program time of 2:01.72 (2/23/11). She now holds the second fastest 200 Fly time in the SBC this season.
As the anchor leg of the 400 Medley Relay team, Weickgenant helped top the program's fastest time (3:47.33) by finishing the race in 3:45.90.
North Texas diving returns to the pool on December 17-18 for the Incarnate Word Invitational.