Texas Swimming and Diving Concludes Regular Season With Sweep of SMU; Kibler Swims 1:33 200 Free

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The No. 1 Texas men’s swimming and diving program finished the 2019-20 regular season undefeated on the season after a 194-101 win at SMU on Friday evening.

Team Scores:

  • Men: #1 Texas 194, SMU 101
  • Women: #10 Texas 159, SMU 132

Texas Swimming and Diving Press Release

Texas’ meet was highlighted by 11 pool records at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.

  • The Longhorns set pool records in the 200 medley relay, the 1000 free, the 200 free, the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 200 fly, the 100 free, the 200 back, the 500 free, the 100 fly, and the 200 free relay.
  • Jordan Windle went 1-2 in both diving competitions on Friday, winning the 1m with a score of 370.35 and a second-place finish in the 3m with a score of 408.53. Grayson Campbell won the 3m with a score of 414.08. In the 1m, senior Jacob Cornish took second with a score of 330.30.
  • The Longhorns opened up the meet with a 200-medley relay win as Chris Staka, Caspar Corbeau, Alvin Jiang, and Peter Larson set a pool record with a time of 1:25.11.
  • Jack Collins and Parker Neri went 1-2 in the 1000 free. Collins recorded a pool record 8:57.53, while Neri followed at 9.11.75.
  • Drew Kibler recorded a 1:33.15 pool record in the 200 free and took third in the 100 fly with a time of 47.45. Jiang won the 100 fly with a pool record time of 46.14, and Maxime Rooney followed with what also would have been a pool record at 46.57.
  • Alex Zettle won the 500 free with a pool record time of 4:18.35.
  • In the 200 Free relay, Staka, Rooney, Austin Katz and Daniel Krueger claim the new pool record with a time of 1:18.15.

The No. 10 Texas women’s swimming and diving program finished the 2019-20 regular season with a 159-132 win at SMU on Friday evening.

Texas’ meet was highlighted by a pool record by senior diver Alison Gibson in the 3m diving competition.

  • The Longhorns saw Alison Gibson and Paola Pineda both eclipse the pool record mark in the 3m diving competition. Gibson won the event and claimed the record with a score of 343.88, while Pineda took second with a 329.03.
  • In the 200 medley relay was claimed by Claire Adams, Evie Pfeifer, Kelly Pash and Bridget Semenuk by a time of 1:40.91.
  • Pash added two individual wins, claiming the 100 back with a time of 53.90, and the 500 free with a time of 4:48.83.
  • Pfeifer also added two individual wins. She won the 200 free with a time of 1:49.06, and the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.81.
  • Semenuk won the 50 free with a time of 22.44.
  • Adams claimed the 100 fly title with a time of 56.09.
  • Logan Shiller hit her fastest time of the season on the 1000 free, winning the race at 10:10.45.

SMU Press Release

Three Mustangs picked up wins as the SMU women’s swimming and diving team fell, 159-132, to No. 10 Texas on Friday night at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium.

Erin Trahan swept butterfly events, while Gabi Grobler won the 200-yard individual medley and Julia Yakushi picked up her first collegiate win in the 200-yard breaststroke to lead the Mustangs.

Trahan won the 100 fly in a time of 54.16 and led an SMU duo in the top two of the 200, covering the distance in 2:00.49 for the win. Olivia Grossklaus clocked in at 2:00.88 for second.

In the 200 IM, Grobler’s 2:04.08 was good for the win, while Janelle Gursoy came in third at 2:07.46. Grobler was also the runner-up in the 200 back (2:02.14), while Felicia Anderson was third in both backstroke events.

Yakushi’s win in the 200 breast saw her stop the clock at 2:21.75 ahead of teammate Elise Johnson, who finished third at 2:24.61. The freshman was also the top finisher in the 100 distance for the Mustangs, coming in second with a time of 1:05.25. Johnson was third at 1:05.97.

Frederica Kizek posted a season-best time of 10:12.97 to place second in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and Grossklaus also posted a runner-up finish to lead the Mustangs in the 500 distance (4:59.42).

Sam Smith finished third in both the 50 (23.93) and 100 (51.89) freestyles, and Gursoy (1:52.31) and Alex Stevens (1:52.69) finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 free.

In relay action, Stevens, Trahan, Anderson and Smith closed the event with a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:34.51).

Nicole Stambo led the Mustang divers at the event, placing fourth on both boards. Her 301.50 on 3 meter was a personal best.

Prior to the event, the Mustangs honored three seniors for their contributions to the program – Anderson, Lindsey Blanchard and Trahan.

The SMU men’s swimming and diving team fell to No. 1 Texas, 194-101, on Friday evening at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium.

The Mustangs continue to excel in breaststroke action, sweeping the 200-yard event with Caleb Rhodenbaugh (1:57.92), Colin Feehery (1:58.09) and Connor Dalbo (1:59.24) finishing in order. Both Rhodenbaugh and Feehery’s times met the NCAA B standard, a first for Feehery in the event this season.

All three Mustangs rank among SMU’s all-time top-10 performers in the event. Rhodenbaugh (1:55.60) is third, Feehery fifth, Dalbo (1:58.54) sixth and Brayden Rudd (1:58.71) joins at eighth.

In diving action, Parker Hardigree led the Mustangs with a third place finish on 1 meter, registering a six-round 329.63. Action on 3 meter was highlighted by Dominic Hoefer’s first-career NCAA Zone score. The freshman posted a 327.30 in the event, making him the third Mustang, along with Hardigree and Peter Smithson, to qualify for the NCAA postseason.

Ralph Koo posted a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle (20.74), touching just ahead of teammate Charlie Kaye (20.82), and Daniel Forndal finished third in both the 100 (44.15) and 200 (1:37.79) freestyles.

Other individual results of note included third place finishes from Petar Bozhilov (1,000 free, 9:20.22) and Cole Fleming (200 fly, 1:48.59). Both were season-best performances. Feehery was also third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.69).

In the opening 200-yard medley relay, Riley Hill, Rhodenbaugh, Koo and Forndal finished second, covering the distance in 1:28.20. Forndal, Justin Baker, Kaye and Koo closed the night clocking in at 1:21.35 for third in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Prior to the event, the Mustangs honored six seniors for the their contributions to the program – Reid Anderson, Duncan Brookover, Nathan Ciatti, Koo, Matan Segal and Arthur Yuen.

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