Texas Men Build Huge Lead Against TCU in Day One of Dual Meet

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Caspar Corbeau -- Photo Courtesy: Luke Jamroz Photography

Texas Men Build Huge Lead Against TCU in Day One of Dual Meet

The University of Texas men, the national champions last year and heavy favorites to earn another title in 2022, are in action for the first time since December with a two-day dual meet against Big-12 rival Texas Christian University. The meet saw short course yards action Friday, and it will resume Saturday with long course competition. As expected, Texas was dominant against TCU, and the Longhorns currently lead 189-100.

For Texas, impressive senior transfer Cameron Auchinachie continued his impressive run from the fall as he won the 50 free (19.74) and 100 free (43.32), and breaststroker Caspar Corbeau, who looks like a national-title contender this season, won the 100 breast (52.77) and 200 breast (1:53.50).

Carson Foster swam a 1:41.79 in the 200 fly to lead a 1-2-3-4 sweep for Texas. That time is the eighth-fastest mark in the nation this season, and it presents an interesting event choice for Foster for the final day of the NCAA Championships as he will have to decide between the 200 fly and 200 back as his third individual event (along with the IMs). Complicating matters slightly is that Foster may be the only scorer Texas would have in either event.

Texas swimmers went 1-2-3 in the 1000 free with impressive freshman Luke Hobson just edging out David Johnston, 8:48.09 to 8:48.28, with Coby Carozza taking third in 8:55.73. The 1000 free is not swum in championship meets, so most of the top times in the country come in dual meets, and the efforts by Hobson and Johnston rank second and third in the nation, respectively, behind only two-time Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke.

Read the full press release from Texas below:

No. 1 Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving collected 12 victories against TCU on Friday afternoon on Senior Day at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center to build a 189-100 lead on day one of the two-day dual meet.

The Longhorns were paced by senior Cameron Auchinachie’s wins in the 50 free (19.74) and 100 free (43.32), junior Caspar Corbeau’s victories in the 100 breaststroke (52.77) and 200 breaststroke (1:53.50), and sophomore Noah Duperre’s double in the 1-meter (373.58) and 3-meter (408.90) springboard competitions.

All told, Texas claimed points for the top-two spots in 11 of the 14 individual events and had the top-three scores in nine.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Texas opened the session with a sweep of the 200 medley relay with freshman Anthony Grimm, Corbeau, senior Alvin Jiang and senior Daniel Krueger posted the fastest time of 1:25.28.
  • The Longhorns went 1-2-3 in the 1000 free, led by freshman Luke Hobson’s time of 8:48.09, followed by David Johnston at 8:48.28 and Coby Carrozza at 8:55.73.
  • Junior Peter Larson registered a 1:34.96 to win the 200 free and Drew Kibler swam a 1:35.65 to place second.
  • Senior Jason Park took the 100 back (47.04), followed by sophomore Chris O’Connor (47.55), Jiang (47.74) and freshman Nathan Quarterman (49.17).
    In the 100 breaststroke, Corbeau and senior Charlie Scheinfeld (53.44) claimed the top-two spots.
  • The 200 fly had four Longhorns out in front, led by sophomore Carson Foster’s mark of 1:41.79 and followed by senior Andrew Koustik (1:44.67), junior Cole Crane (1:44.70) and junior Sam Artmann (1:44.79).
  • Auchinachie and Krueger went 1-2 in both the 50 free and 100 free, with Krueger posting times of 19.92 and 43.55, respectively, while Kibler finished third in the 100 free with a time of 44.59.
  • Duperre’s double victories highlighted the springboard events. In the 1-meter springboard, sophomore Brendan McCourt finished second with 361.64 points and senior Andrew Gawin-Parigini placed third with 349.73 points. The 3-meter springboard had junior Andrew Harness finish second with 399.83 points, while Gawin-Parigini collected 378.00 points for another third-place result.
  • O’Connor won the 200 back with a time of 1:44.30, with Hobson (1:45.31), Quarterman (1:47.42) and Carman (1:49.45) claiming the two, three and four spots, respectively.
  • Corbeau was victorious in the 200 breaststroke with junior Jake Foster and senior Braden Vines finishing second and third, respectively, and junior Paul Degrado claiming fourth.