Swimming Heads To Sunshine State

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Mean Green Finish The Calendar Year In Florida
North Texas will take on Florida Gulf Coast and Saint Thomas of Minnesota in their final meet of the 2010 calendar year. The meet will take place in a Olympic-length 50-meter pool instead of the usual NCAA standard of 25 yards. North Texas is coming off a strong performance at the Texas Invitational, where Rosa Gentile qualified for the NCAA ‘B' standard while breaking the school record in the 100 butterfly and tied her own school record in the 200 IM. Hiliary Riedmann also broke the school record in the 400 IM, as many swimmers set season bests in Austin. North Texas returns to home on Jan. 7, as they host No. 8 Texas A&M, with the start time now at 2 p.m.

This Is Our Olympics
Since this meet takes place in a 50-meter Olympic pool instead of the NCAA standard 25-yard pool, times will need to be converted to compare to previous times and to qualifiy for NCAA consideration.

To convert the times, the raw time is converted to total seconds, then multiplied by the appropriate factor. The resulting time is truncated (no rounding) after hundredths of a second (two decimal places) and then expressed again in minutes and seconds.

50m free .881
100m free .884
200m free .884
400m free 1.122
(converts to 500 yd time)
800m free 1.130
(converts to 1000 yd time)
200m fly .891
200m back .877
200m breast .888
200m IM .877
400m free relay .884
400m medley .878
100m back .873

North Texas vs. Florida Gulf Coast
This is the first meeting between Florida Gulf Coast and North Texas.

Time Change For Jan. 7
The start time for the January 7th home event against Texas A&M has been moved to 2 p.m., up two hours from the orginial start time of 4 p.m. Texas A&M's football team plays LSU at 7 p.m. the same night, in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, held in Arlington, Texas.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Mary Beth Geeze and Delia Covo became the first North Texas divers since Melissa Whitaker in 2003 to qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving Meet. Covo and Geeze become the 3rd and 4th divers to reach the NCAA meet, and become the first pair to qualify in the same year. This season, Delia Covo has posted three of the five best three-meter diving scores in school history, and has twice set the school record this season, first against SMU, and then again at the SCAC Western Shootout. Mary Beth Geeze would have broke the school record at the Western Shootout on the 3-meter board, if not for Covo's performance that day.

Two Divers Qualify for NCAA
SOUTHLAKE, Texas- Mary Beth Geeze and Delia Covo qualified for the 2011 NCAA Zone ‘D' Diving Meet in Austin, Texas at the SCAC Western Shootout. North Texas qualified multiple divers to the NCAA Zone Meet for the first time in school history and will participate in the event for the first time since Melissa Whitaker qualified in 2003. Both Geeze and Covo set school records on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards respectively.

North Texas had a program-record 29 All-Conference selections in 2010, shattering the previous mark of 16 from 2008.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas
This is the last time this seasonNorth Texas competes outside of Texas. The Mean Green stay in-state to compete in dual meets against Houston and Rice (Houston), the Sun Belt Championships (Rockwall) and the NCAA Championships (Austin).

Rarefied Air
The meet on October 23 in Las Cruces, N.M., took place at 3896 feet above sea level. Due to the altitude, all races of 200 yards or more had a time adjustment. For races of 200 yards, 0.5 seconds are subtracted, 2.5 seconds for 400 or 500 yard races, and 6.3 seconds from the 1000.

Texas Invite Recap
AUSTIN, Texas- North Texas completed the Texas Invite on Saturday, December 4 with a 5th place finish at the meet, besting Wyoming who was receiving votes in the national poll, and 7th-ranked mid-major UC Davis, as well as Sydney (Australia) University.

On Thursday, Rosa Gentile broke her own school record and tied another. Gentile made the NCAA "B" cut in the 100 Butterfly while breaking her own school record & tied her own school record in the 200 individual medley.

Leanne Hill posted a North Texas season-best 2:04.67 in the 200-yard backstroke prelims, en route to a 15th place finish in the event. Seabre Pope swam a 51.73 in the 100 freestyle, just missing setting the North Texas record by 0.57 seconds. Rosita Bado finished 23rd in the 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:24.23, a North Texas season-best. Erika Roach won the ‘C' final heat of the 200-yard butterfly with a 2:04.26, also a North Texas season-best.

SMU Recap
DENTON, Texas- Delia Covo set a new North Texas school record with a 269.85 in the three-meter dive as North Texas fell 201-97 to SMU on Friday, November 5.

Covo broke her own school record of 262.13 that she set last season.

"Today was a mixed bag," said North Texas Head Coach Joe Dykstra. "We had some outstanding performances today and a lot of things that were frustrating. We had some good stuff, but we were too inconsistent from event to event."

Seabre Pope won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.52, beating Emily Vavourakis of SMU by .06 seconds.

In the 1650-yard freestyle, Dawn Richerson (17:20.73), Angie Dworschack (17:21.88) and Hilary Riedmann (17:36.91) finished 2nd through 4th.



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