Pair of NT Seniors Break School Record At UNLV Invite
LAS VEGAS, N.V. (12/16/07) ? After breaking only two school records in the first two months of competition, the Mean Green has busted onto the scene at the UNLV Winter Invite to set three records within the last 48 hours.
Following in the footsteps of the 200 freestyle relay that broke the school record Saturday night, seniors Hannah Bakke and Bonnie Garcia-Meitin both topped their own school records in which they set last season.
Bakke, a senior from
Not to be outdone, Garcia-Meitin topped her own school record in the 100 back with a time of 57.00 during the prelims. It is the fourth-fastest time in the Sun Belt so far this year. Garcia-Meitin would finish second in the finals.
Alicia Hale, a sophomore from
“Yesterday you could really tell how rusty we were with being off a full month, but I felt that we got better as the day went along,” said head swimming and diving coach Joe Dykstra. “Today was a completely different story. We came out on fire and had one of the best days we’ve had all season.”
Kristen Tuttle also had career day for the Mean Green. Tuttle, a freshman from
Later in the day, Bakke, Garcia-Meitin and Cantillo teamed with Nicole Leslie to place sixth out of 40 teams in the 200 medley relay. The foursome swam a season-best time of 1:47.81.