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Lady Flames Sweep Tri-Meet at North Texas

October 10, 2015  Denton, Texas  RSS
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Kristin VanDeventer won both the 500 free and 1000 free on Saturday at North Texas.

Kristin VanDeventer won both the 500 free and 1000 free on Saturday at North Texas.

Liberty made it a 4-0 weekend in Texas, defeating North Texas and Incarnate Word on Saturday at the PEB Natatorium.

The Lady Flames (5-2) downed the host Mean Green, 140-102, while taking a 156-87 decision from CCSA foe Incarnate Word. North Texas went 1-1 on the day, defeating the Cardinals, 167-76. Liberty defeated Incarnate Word for the second day in a row.

Liberty won both relays, in addition to picking up seven individual event victories. Kendall Hough won both the 50 free and 100 free, while Kristin VanDeventer took first in the 500 free and 1000 free. Prudence Rooker (200 IM), Alicia Finnigan (200 fly), and Victoria Tschoke (200 back) earned one win apiece.

The 200 medley relay went to the Lady Flames, as Tschoke, Ricki Lee Hodges, Rooker and Rachel Hoeve won in 1:47.28.

VanDeventer (10:26.68) and Hannah Wakeley (10:37.78) claimed the top two spots in the 1000 free, in that order, both in season-best time. Later in the meet, VanDeventer won the 500 free in 5:06.68, leading a 1-2-3 Liberty sweep. Finnigan's 5:09.02 was good for second, while Wakeley placed third in 5:12.21.

Hough broke 24 seconds in the 50 free for the first time this season, with a winning time of 23.97, while Hoeve's season-best 24.19 earned third place. Hough later earned the 100 free victory in a season-best 51.79. Ashlee Sall (53.18) placed third with a season best, while Hoeve (53.70) took fifth.

Liberty captured the top three spots in the 200 IM, led by Rooker's 2:08.07. Tschoke was runner-up in 2:08.32, while Finnigan (2:10.47) placed third and Anna Dickinson (season-best 2:11.78), fifth.

Finnigan swam a season-best 2:03.93 to claim the 200 fly victory. Her time of 2:03.93 ranks fourth in program history. Wakeley came in fourth, at 2:09.39.

Tschoke won the 200 back in a season-best 2:02.81.

The Lady Flames' quartet of Hough, Sall, Chelsea Pond and Rooker won the 400 free relay in 3:31.29.

In the 200 free, Sall (1:55.97), Pond (1:56.45) and Shelby Black (1:56.79) took third through fifth.

Noonan's season-best 2:24.07 was good for fourth in the 200 breaststroke.

Brooke Fox placed fifth in one-meter diving with a score of 215.03, while Courtney Fox scored 201.3 for seventh. In the three-meter diving, Brooke Fox (199.35) finished fifth, while Courtney Fox (171.60) took eighth.

Liberty closes out the dual-meet portion of its fall schedule next weekend. The Lady Flames compete at James Madison, next Saturday at 11 a.m.