Texas Ready to Start Chase For 16th NCAA Title With Annual Orange-White Meet

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Texas Ready to Start Chase For 16th NCAA Title With Annual Orange-White Meet

The University of Texas, which has captured five of the past six NCAA men’s team titles, will begin its 2021-22 campaign on Friday when the Longhorns race in their annual Orange-White meet. The intrasquad competition, at least in recent years, has featured some quick times from a program that has captured 15 national titles.

Once again, coach Eddie Reese boasts a roster that is formidable. Texas not only features standout veterans, but also a superb group of newcomers. Additionally, the Longhorns are returning a handful of graduate students who have taken advantage of the NCAA offering athletes an extra year of eligibility due to missed time from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Drew Kibler and Caspar Corbeau raced at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and will headline the freestyle and breaststroke contingents, along with bolstering relays. Meanwhile, Olympian Jordan Windle opted to take an extra year of eligibility and returns as one of the most-accomplished divers in the NCAA ranks.

Carson Foster and Jake Foster, a dynamic brother combination, offer support in a number of events, with Carson owning the top time in the world in the 400-meter individual medley. Competing at the Austin Sectionals, Foster clocked 4:08.46 in the 400 IM, an effort faster than the winning time at the Olympics.

Also returning to the mix for the Longhorns are NCAA-scoring standouts Daniel Krueger, Alvin Jiang and David Johnston. Jiang is another athlete who opted to extend his collegiate career through the extension offered by the NCAA. Anthony Grimm, a multi-event performer, leads another excellent group of newcomers, with Cameron Auchinachie adding pop to the sprint group as a transfer from Denver.

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8 months ago

Didn’t Eddie Reese retire last season?