AUSTIN, Texas, February 5. NO. 4 Texas (6-1) collected 10 wins overall from eight different Longhorns en route to a 170.5-127.5 victory over No. 19 Texas A&M Saturday evening in the State Farm Lone Star Showdown at UT’s Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
The win adds a point for Texas in its annual State Farm Lone Star Showdown with Texas A&M. UT leads the season-long standings by a 6.0-2.5 margin.
Texas opened the evening with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as sophomore Cole Cragin, senior Scott Spann and juniors Neil Caskey and Jimmy Feigen finished in a NCAA “B” cut of 1:28.48. Sophomore Michael McBroom led the Horns in the 1,650 freestyle, where he recorded a second-place time of 15:25.92. Freshman Reid Walker took fourth at 16:01.33.
Senior Scott Jostes led the way for the Horns in the 200 freestyle, as he took second with a NCAA “B” cut of 1:37.32. Sophomore Dax Hill took third in 1:37.32. Texas landed its first win of the day in the 100 backstroke, where Cragin led a one-two Texas finish in 48.77. Freshman Madison Wenzler, fresh off of solid meets last weekend against Arizona and SMU, took second in 49.46, just ahead of the Aggies’ John Ariens. Sophomore Austin Surhoff took fourth in 49.91.
Sophomore Nick D’Innocenzo led UT with a second-place time of 54.62 in the 100 breaststroke. Senior Scott Spann added a fourth-place time of 55.31. Caskey led a one-two-three finish for the Horns in the 200 butterfly, where he finished with a NCAA “B” cut of 1:46.41. Freshman Patrick Murphy took second in a NCAA “B” cut of 1:47.27, and freshman Miles Joye placed third in 1:48.13. Feigen returned to lead the Horns in the 50 freestyle and took the win in 19.92. Freshman Kerrington Hill placed third in 20.45.
Freshman Will McCraney led the Horns in the three-meter diving event, where he totaled 328.20 points for third place. Freshman Will Chandler took fourth with 302.55 points. UT’s Dax Hill led a one-two-three Texas finish 100 freestyle with a NCAA “B” cut of 43.20. Feigen followed closely behind in second at 43.30, and Jostes placed third in 44.12. Surhoff led a one-two-three Texas showing in the 200 backstroke, where he posted an outstanding NCAA “B” cut of 1:43.94. Murphy took second in 1:45.01, and junior Hayes Johnson placed third in 1:45.61.
Junior Eric Friedland added another win for the Horns in the 200 breaststroke, where he posted a NCAA “B” cut of 1:55.64. D’Innocenzo added a second-place time of 1:57.07, good for another NCAA “B” cut. UT junior Jackson Wilcox posted a time of 4:17.79 in the 500 freestyle that beat his time of 4:17.93 registered in December at the Texas Invitational. Wilcox ranks second nationally in the event just a fraction behind Virginia’s Matt McLean. Senior Jim Robertson added a third-place time of 4:23.21, good for a NCAA “B” cut.
Caskey returned to post his second win of the night, this time in the 100 butterfly, where he led the way in a season-best 47.50. UT’s Joye took second in 48.54. Chandler returned to post a third-place score of 344.93 in the one-meter diving event, and McCraney took fourth place at 341.55.
Bryan Collins, one of five Texas seniors honored prior to the meet, led a one-two-three Texas finish in the 400 individual medley with a NCAA “B” cut of 3:49.68. D’Innocenzo took second in 3:51.88, and Surhoff placed third in 3:54.06.
Texas capped the evening with a win in the 200 freestyle relay, where Jostes, Dax Hill, Kerrington Hill and Miles Joye finished in 1:20.36.
Texas resumes competition on Wednesday, Feb. 23 when it hosts the Big 12 Championships at the Texas Swimming Center.
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