Swimming Set For Final Meet of 2016
North Texas Wraps Year With Christmas Invitational
DENTON -- The North Texas swimming team heads to San Antonio on Saturday to compete in the Christmas Invitational hosted by the University of the Incarnate Word at the Palo Alto Natatorium on the campus of Palo Alto College.
North Texas will swim against Rice, Texas Christian and host UIW in the meet.
The meet is scheduled for three days, but North Texas, ranked No. 33 by College Swimming for mid-major schools, will only swim the first day, marking its final day of competition for 2016.
Saturday's preliminary rounds will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a 5 p.m. finals.
North Texas' last official competition was the Phill Hansel Invite, which ended on Nov. 20. The Mean Green found a lot of success at the meet, with two school records being broken and another swimmer reaching the NCAA B standard.
Sarah Vaisse broke the 100 breaststroke record, clocking a time of 1:01.38 to secure a first-place finish in the event and the school record.
The second North Texas record that fell at the meet was the 100 freestyle. Emmabeth Jensen etched her name atop the record book in the 100 freestyle, swimming a time of 50.56 in the final, finishing in ninth place. She topped Becca Ploetz's time of 50.83 set in 2013.
Junior Claudia Kitching hit the NCAA B standard in the 200 breaststroke, clocking a time of 2:15.80 in the prelims, besting that in the final (2:15.30). The NCAA B standard for the event is 2:15.99.
In addition to school records being broken, each swimmer set either a season-best or career-best time in the meet.
North Texas participated in the Christmas Invitational a year ago, securing a first-place finish in the meet.
Saturday's Order of Events
200 Free Relay
400 Medley Relay
1 Meter Diving