DENTON (12/16/05)--Mean Green sophomore transfer from Syracuse, Christina Hammervold, set a new school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:38.48 at the Christmas Invitational in Little Rock, Ark. on Dec. 3. The school record had been untouched for five years since Megan Peek set the record with the time 4:39.23 in 1999.
Hammervold's record breaking time marks the first school record to be broken this season. Other Mean Green top performers are inching closer towards breaking school record times as well.
At this mid-season point, sophomore Bonnie Garcia-Meitin has recorded a time of 58.97 in the 100 Backstroke. She is seven-tenths of a second away from breaking her own school record in the event.
Junior Gwen Rourke is well on her way towards reaching her record time in the 200 Breaststroke. Rourke posted a time of 2:24.46 in only the first meet of the season against Houston on Oct. 22. She currently holds the record at 2:23.13 in the event.
The Mean Green will pick up competition again on Jan. 6 when they travel to Miami, Fla. to compete in the Florida Atlantic Invitational.