Swimming Preview Against FIU and Alabama
MIAMI, Florida- As winter sets in, North Texas swimming darts down to the "Sunshine State" to take on FIU and Alabama in Miami, Florida.
Junior Catia Weickgenant swam in record breaking fashion, overcoming three North Texas school records, a Sun Belt Conference All-Time record, and a Mizzou Invite Meet record. On day one, Weickgenant broke the SBC time in the 500 Free at 4:48.89, passing Denver's Lisa Ginder's previous record of 4:49.03. On day two, she created a top program time of 1:48.75 in the 200 Free, breaking her previous record of 1:49.46 (2/23/11). On day three, the junior also set a new school and Mizzou Invite Meet record by winning the 200 Fly in 2:00.51, passing her own top program time of 2:01.72 (2/23/11). She now holds the second fastest 200 Fly time in the SBC this season.
Freshman Krista Rossum broke four schools records at Mizzou, accumulating a total of six North Texas school records broken during her first semester of college. On day one, Rossum set a new school record in the 200 IM (2:01.85), breaking fellow swimmer Rosa Gentile's 2:04.21 in 2010. On day two of the Invite, her first imprint on the books came in the 400 IM (prelims), finishing in 4:20.79, breaking the previous school time she set at 4:28.05 (11/5/11). Rossum also swam the program's second fastest time with a final's fourth place finish of 4:22.41. Moments later, the Canadian sensation broke Hannah Bakke's school record (1:03.92, 2/28/2008) in the 100 Breast, tapping out at 1:03.30. On day three, the freshman busted her fourth school record of the meet, this time in the 200 Breast. Rossum won the event in 2:14.84, breaking her previous program record of 2:18.36 on October 22, 2011.
The 400 Medley Relay team (Groteguth, Rossum, Gentile, Weickgenant) topped the program's fastest time (3:47.33) by finishing the race in 3:45.90.
The meet begins Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. on the Biscayne Bay Campus at Florida International University in Miami, Florida