Texas Concludes Dual Meet Season With Sweep of SMU

Erica Sullivan -- Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Texas Concludes Dual Meet Season With Sweep of SMU

In their final meet before the Big 12 Championships, the Texas Longhorns traveled to Dallas Friday to race Southern Methodist University. The Texas women scored a 153-118 victory over the Mustangs while the men, in the last-ever dual meet for the legendary Eddie Reese as head coach, came out on top by a 162-137 margin.

The women went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay to start things off, with Emma KernAlicia WilsonEmma Sticklen and Kelly Pash leading the way in 1:37.37. Pash anchored in 21.80 while Texas B-team anchor Ava Longi came home in 21.71. Freshman Erin Gemmell opened the individual slate with a dominant performance in the 200 freestyle, her mark of 1:44.43 beating the field by almost four seconds, while Sticklen won the 100 backstroke (52.13) and Channing Hanley topped the 100 breaststroke (1:00.50).

Longi won the 50 free (22.20) while Pash dominated the 100 free (47.71) before Hanley’s second victory of the day in the 200 breast (2:12.26). Erica Sullivan recorded a dominant effort in the 500 free, touching in 4:39.17 to lower the pool record of 4:39.71 set by Auburn’s Emily Hetzer in October 2019. Kern won the 100 butterfly (54.00), with Wilson finishing well ahead of the field in the 200 IM (1:57.96).

In diving, Texas’ Sarah Carruthers finished first on 3-meter (320.78), and teammate Caroline Kupka took care of business on 1-meter (310.35). Pash, Longi, Sticklen and Sienna Schellenger closed the day with a 1:27.48 in the 200 free relay, with Longi this time splitting 21.57 for the quickest mark in the field.

SMU’s Carlotta Scarpitti was the winner of the 200 butterfly (2:01.21) while teammate Jimena Leguizamon took first in the 200 back (1:56.88).

The Texas men got out early ahead of SMU in the 200 medley relay and held on for the win, with Will ModglinWill ScholtzCole Crane and Camden Taylor combining for a time of 1:24.39. Alec Enyeart was the winner of the 1000 free (9:01.20), followed by Modglin taking out the 100 back (45.67). Scholtz was the only swimmer under 53 in the 100 breast (52.96), and Taylor got the win in the 100 free (43.80).

Modglin and Scholtz each won again over double the distance, with Modglin topping all competitors in the 200 back (1:42.82) and Scholtz pulling away from SMU’s Colin Feehery to win the 200 breast (1:57.03). Nick Harris won 1-meter diving (400.13), and Manny Borowski placed first on 3-meter (386.25). Nate Germonprez won the 200 IM (1:44.22) before Modglin, Taylor, Alec Filipovic and Peter Paulus clocked 1:17.50 to hold off SMU for a 200 free relay win.

Jack Hoagland had a pair of wins for SMU, topping the 200 free in 1:34.14 before going 4:15.69 for the win in the 500 free. Teammate Danny Kovac posted an impressive win in the 200 fly, clocking 1:42.15, and he later won the 100 fly (45.86). Lance Butler was the only man to crack 20 in the 50 free (19.86).


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