Texas Swimming and Diving Sweeps Texas A&M in Lone Star Showdown

kelly-pash-
Kelly Pash won three events for Texas against in-state rival Texas A&M. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Texas Swimming and Diving team defeated Texas A&M on Friday night in College Station. The Longhorn men took home 12 wins, including both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving contests. After the 3.5-hour drive, Texas women won nine events, including a 1-2 finish in both the 1000 free and 200 IM.

Team Scores:

  • Men: Texas 181, Texas A&M 111
  • Women: Texas 165, Texas A&M 133

RESULTS

Texas Swimming and Diving Press Release

Men

  • The Longhorns went 1-3 in the 1650 freestyle with Jack Collins (14:57.60) in first, followed by Alex Zettle (14.59.02) and Chris Yeager (15:04.38).
  • Texas placed first and second in the 3-meter diving contest with Jordan Windle (415.43) in first, followed by Grayson Campbell (392.85). Windle also won the 1-meter dive (362.77).
  • The men took the top three spots in the 200 freestyle, Maxime Rooney (1:35.84) took first, Drew Kibler (1:36.28) took second, and Matt Willenbring (1:37.68) took third
  • Caspar Corbeau had two wins on the evening, taking home the 100 (54.62) and 200 (1:57.65) breaststroke
  • Texas took the top three spots in the 500 free, Drew Kibler in first (4:26.39), Alex Zettle in second (4:27.60), and JohnThomas Larson in third (4:31.04).

Women

  • Kelly Pash ended the night with three wins; the 200 butterfly (1:55.67), 100 butterfly (52.76), and the 200 IM (1:58.55). Evie Pfeifer added a second-place finish in the 200 IM (1:59.91).
  • Alison Gibson took first in the 1-meter diving contest (310.50) and second in the 3-meter with a score of 344.18.
  • Texas went 1-2 in the 100 back with Julia Cook (52.95) taking home first, followed by Claire Adams (53.15)
  • Julia Cook also won the 100 freestyle (49.45)
  • Bridget Semenuk won the 50 and 200 freestyle with times of 22.78 and 1:48.36, respectively.
  • The Longhorns went 1-2 in the 1000 freestyle, Evie Pfeifer in first (9:52.92), and Miranda Heckman in second (9:54.53).
  • Mary Smutny won the 500 free with a time of 4:52.83

Texas A&M Release

Men

The No. 7 Texas A&M Aggies men’s swimming & diving team fell to the No. 2 Texas Longhorns at the Rec Center Natatorium Friday night. Texas came away with the victory, with a final score of 181-111.

Shaine Casas led the way for the Maroon & White and finished in the top three multiple times Friday. Casas placed first in the 200 Backstroke with a time of 1:43.36, as well as the 100 Butterfly, logging a time of 47.34. Benjamin Walker also performed well for the Aggies, earning a second-place finish in the 100 Breaststroke. Adam Koster and Mike Thibert earned top-three finishes in the 50 Free.

In Friday night’s diving events, the Aggies posted another solid performance. Kurtis Mathews led the way for A&M in the 1-Meter dive, posting a score of 361.80 and earning a second-place finish, while Victor Povzner recorded a score of 316.50 and placed third. Matthews also placed third in the 3-Meter dive (387.01).

Women

No. 16 Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving fell to No. 8 Texas, 165-133, in an exciting rivalry meet at the Rec Center Natatorium Friday night. The Aggies battled throughout the night but were unable to steal the advantage.

The women had a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 Breast with Anna Belousova notching first (1:02.02), Kylie Powers finishing second (1:03.66) and Caroline Theil earning third (1:03.77). That was one of three first-place finishes for Belousova, earning first in the 200 Breast (2:14.38) and as part of the 200 Medley Relay (1:38.97).

Charlye Campbell notched first in the 3-Meter (362.62), knocking down the reigning NCAA Champion from Texas. Haley Allen earned second in the 1-Meter (285.52), while Alyssa Clairmont placed third (278.11).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.