FT. MEYERS, Fla.- North Texas divers posted multiple season highs in both the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions, but fell to Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Meyers. The meet was contested in a long course pool, as the teams used the longer distances to better prepare for the coming conference season.
Delia Covo and Rebecca Taylor both posted their best scores of the season in the one-meter diving competition. Covo won the event with a score of 256.20, besting her previous high of 248.03, set against SMU on November 5, and Rebecca Taylor posted a 246.85, finishing second and besting her previous career-best of 236.70, also set against SMU.
Taylor finished second in the three-meter diving, and posted a 257.62, besting her previous mark of 254.00, set against Arkansas and Tulane on October 8. Kendall Schmid registered a 224.40, edging her previous best on the three-meter board of 223.72.
North Texas had success in the pool with some of the short-distance sprints, as Rosa Gentile won the 50-meter backstroke by .04 seconds with a time of 31.90 seconds. North Texas swimmers finished second through fifth in the 50-meter freestyle, led by Seabre Pope's 28.72. Rosa Gentile won the 50-meter butterfly with a time of 29.57.
North Texas falls to 1-7 in dual meets this season, while Florida Gulf Coast improves to 4-2.
North Texas returns to the pool on January 7, with meet time now at 2 p.m., against Texas A&M.