By Jason Marsteller
AUSTIN, Texas, November 21. THE Texas Longhorns protected their turf with a sweep of Washington in the SwimmingWorldMagazine.com Meet of the Week. The Texas men claimed a 142-115 triumph, while the Texas women clinched a 153-109 conquest.
Texas' Leah Gingrich posted a B cut time of 1:48.15 to win the women's 200 free. She followed up with a B cut of 1:58.34 to win the women's 200 butterfly. She also helped the women's 400 medley relay squad of Kathleen Hersey, Carlye Ellis, Gingrich and Hee-Jin Chang to a win in 3:43.07, while also grabbing a fourth title with a 55.08 in the women's 100 fly.
Meanwhile, Hersey picked up a B cut in the women's 200 back with a time of 1:57.62 for the win.
Washington's Genevieve Patterson won a pair of titles to lead the Huskies. Patterson captured the women's 100 breast (1:02.76) and 200 breast (2:17.56), while Amelia Messegee turned in a first-place time of 51.46 in the women's 100 free.
Texas' Ricky Berens touched in 48.10 in the men's 100 back for a B cut. He hit another B cut with a 47.65 in the men's 100 fly to lead the Longhorns with two titles.
Washington's Evan Bernier topped the men's 50 free (20.47) and 100 free (45.11) to pace the effort for the Huskies.