Texas A&M Sweeps SMU in Final Regular-Season Dual Meet

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The No. 19 Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team took down SMU in its final tune-up of the regular season, 176-113, Friday evening inside the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.

The Aggies started the day with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay as Jordan Buechler, Bobbi Kennett, Olivia Theall and Chloe Stepanek went 1:40.86.

Freshman Duru Tanriverdi led the pool in the 1,000 free as she clocked a 10:12.52. Sharing the spotlight in the distance events, Stepanek won the 500 free as she put up a 4:52.39.

The Maroon & White claimed the top-two times in the 100 back as Stepanek swam a 56.32 and Abigail Ahrens touched the wall four-hundredths of a second later at 56.36. The Aggies did it again in the 100 breast with Caroline Theil finishing first (1:03.86) and Joelle Reddin taking second (1:04.71).

Continuing the success in breaststroke, A&M posted the top-four times in the 200 which included Charlotte Longbottom (2:17.47), Desirae Mangaoang (2:17.92), Kennett (2:18.86) and Emme Nelson (2:19.15).

Leading the way in the 50 free was Kennett with a time of 23.39 and Theall earned second, recording a 23.59. Buechler added a first-place finish in the 200 free, registering a time of 1:51.61, and Aviv Barzelay was the first to touch the wall in 200 back, putting up a time of 1:59.65.

Additional top Aggie finishes came from Alice Marini claiming second in the 200 fly (2:03.38), Theall in the 100 fly (53.59), Manita Sathianchokwisan securing second in the 100 free (51.18) and Giulia Goerigk capping off the individual events with the fastest time in the 400 IM (4:16.69).

Texas A&M finished the night with a the second-fastest time in the 200 free relay as Stepanek, JoAnn Adler, Barzelay and Buechler clocked a 1:33.93.

The Aggies posted the top-three scores on the 1-meter, including Joslyn Oakley (290.10), Alyssa Clairmont (289.95) and Mayson Richards (281.93). They did it again on the 3-meter, led by Clairmont (310.23), while more points were added by Richards (296.10) and Oakley (295.20).

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The No. 10 Texas A&M men’s swimming & diving team defeated the SMU Mustangs in its final regular-season meet, 172-108, Friday evening inside the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.

To begin the meet, the 200 medley relay team of Ethan Gogulski, Andres Puente, Jace Brown and Connor Foote claimed second as they put up a time of 1:29.60.

Baylor Nelson added multiple wins, including the 200 free (1:38.28), 50 free (20.58) and 200 IM (1:47.86).

The Aggies took over in the backstroke events with Gogulski winning the 100 (49.27) and Foote touching the wall right after at 49.51.

Puente added points for the Aggies, earning a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 (55.46) and 200 breast (1:59.58).

The Aggies swam the four-fastest times in the 500 free as Batuhan Filiz clocked a time of 4:27.54 and was followed by Trey Dickey (4:32.02), Maximiliano Vega (4:36.99) and William Coakley (4:37.16).

Additional swimmers that led the way in their events included Anze Fers Erzen in the 200 fly (1:48.73), Kaloyan Bratanov clocking in at 45.26 in the 100 free, Thomas Shomper claiming the 200 back (1:48.32),

With their final dual meet coming to a close, the Maroon & White finished third in the 200 free relay with Bratanov, Foote, Kraig Bray and Nelson clocking in at 1:21.79.

Takuto Endo earned first on the 3-meter with a score of 360.45. On the 1-meter, the Aggies filled the top-three scores including Allen Bottego (335.63), Endo (3:15.53) and Rhett Hensley (312.90).

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