In Briefs: Tornado Warning Delays Final A&M-Texas Dual as Conference Foes

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 12

February 03rd, 2012 College

In what was to be the celebration of the last in-conference battle in an old (if lopsided) rivalry, the Texas-Texas A&M men’s dual meet in College Station has been delayed by a tornado warning in the area.

The swimmers were cleared from the deck just before 7:00 PM Central Time, and teams have been moved to locker rooms to ensure safety. According to the National Weather Service, a Tornado has been spotted in the area by a trained observer and detected on radars. The weather system is very small and is expected to clear the area by 7:45.

With A&M set to move to the SEC next season, this is the final edition of the series dubbed the “Lone Star Showdown”. Last year’s meet, though it ended up being a sizable, 43-point Texas victory, started out as a nail-biter. A&M won four out of the first five events, before Texas reportedly changed suits at the first diving break. Refocused, the Longhorns would cruise to a victory.

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8 years ago

Texas swam much better than they did against Zona… 46.9 for Cragin and 134.0 for Dax!

8 years ago

they wore jammers tonight. against az they wore speedos. not sure the rationale to wear them against an easy foe like A&M and not against AZ?

8 years ago

The Texas guys got beat up against Zona. I suspect that Eddie backed off a bit this week to give them the confidence they needed to know that they can swim fast.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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