MANSFIELD, Texas, October 29. THE Texas men's swimming & diving team captured the title at the Southwest Collegiate Plunge on Saturday at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium in Mansfield, Texas.
The Longhorns finished with 796 points, 46 more than second place Texas A&M. Missouri was in third place with 624 points followed by SMU with 621 points.
Texas won five of the eight events on Saturday starting with the 200-yard medley relay. Patrick Murphy, Dax Hill, Neil Caskey and Madison Wenzler combined for a time of 1:31.02.
Senior Kyle McNeilis took first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:39.59. The Longhorns won both heats in the race as Jake Ritter swam a 1:41.13 for the fastest in the B heat.
Hill won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 20.44 and Neil Caskey won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:48.49. Tripp Cooper also won the B heat in the 200 fly.
The Longhorns took the top two spots in the 100-yard backstroke. Murphy won the race with a time of 49.30 while Kip Darmody was second with a time of 50.08.
In the 200-yard backstroke, Texas had swimmers finish second and third in the A heat with Conor Swanson and Ian Carbone. The B heat was won by Keegan Severns.
In diving, Matthew Cooper took second in the three-meter event with a score of 406.40.
Next up for the Longhorns will be a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich. for a double dual with the University of Michigan and Indiana Nov. 4-5.
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