2021 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ORANGE & WHITE INTRASQUAD SWIM MEET (MEN)
- Friday, September 24, 2021
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
- Short Course Yards (25y — SCY)
- 2021-2022 Texas Men’s Swimming & Diving Calendar
- Full Meet Results
- Orange – 146 points
- White – 137 points
Reported by Reid Carlson.
The 2021 Texas Orange/White Intrasquad Friday saw the return of some of the biggest stars in the NCAA as well as the collegiate debuts of some of the nation’s top recruits. The entire meet took place Friday evening, a departure from the 2-day structure of the 2020 version. While the meet as a whole was slightly slower in 2021 than it was last year it still showcased a few big swims.
Sophomore Carson Foster, who represented the Orange team on Friday, put up a 1:42.37 in the 200 IM to establish a new Meet Record and win by nearly 2 seconds. Foster’s swim Friday is also the 5th-fastest performance of his career and is less than 1.5 off his lifetime best. Brother Jake Foster, swimming for the White team, placed 2nd in the 200 IM in 1:44.28, just over 2 seconds over his lifetime best. The Foster brothers also placed 1-2 in the 200 IM in the 2020 Orange/White meet, though Carson was a 1:43.73 in 2020 while Jake was a 1:44.50 in 2020. J. Foster also placed 2nd in the 100 breaststroke in 53.43, nearly a half-second faster than he went at the 2020 Orange/White meet.
C. Foster later won the 500 freestyle in a new personal best time of 4:18.09, nearly 2 seconds ahead of runner-up Alex Zettle (Orange) who placed 2nd in 4:19.67. That marked Foster’s first time under 4:20 and is his first time drop in the 500 since 2018.