TEXAS vs TEXAS A&M (women’s meet)
- Friday, November 1st
- College Station, TX
- Short Course Yards
- Texas – 165
- Texas A&M – 135
Texas freshman Kelly Pash continued the impressive start to her season last night in College Station, winning 3 events and going 2 more personal bests. In her debut for the Longhorns last weekend, Pash went lifetime bests in the 200 fly and 400 IM. Last night, she again dropped in the 200 fly, also clocking a best time in the 100 fly. In the 200 fly, Pash roared to a 1:55.67 to win the event by 3 seconds and drop over a second from last weekend’s personal best. With the swim, Pash now holds the #2 spot in the NCAA this year, behind only Louisville’s Grace Oglesby. Pash then swam a 52.76 in the 100 fly, winning the event and posting yet another personal best. That time currently stands at 6th in the NCAA this season. Pash then finished up with a 1:58.55 in the 200 IM, winning the event in her first 200 IM of the season. Her 200 IM time currently stands 4th in the NCAA this season.
Pash was just one of the Texas freshmen that helped boost the Longhorns over the Aggies last night. Fellow freshman Bridget Semenuk came away with wins in both the 50 free and 200 free. In the 50 free, Semenuk clocked a 22.78, and she finished in 1:48.36 in the 200 free. Those times were slightly off what she posted in her debut last week: 22.60 in the 50 and 1:47.49 in the 200. Another Longhorn freshman, Mary Smutny, took the 500 free in 4:52.83. That time was over 3 seconds faster than the 4:56.00 she posted last weekend versus Kentucky.
Texas’ Claire Adams, Julia Cook and Evie Pfeifer each won events as well. Adams took the 200 back in her first time racing it this season, posting a 1:59.03. Adam’s came in 2nd in the 100 back with a 53.15, which was .31 seconds under the time she posted last weekend. Julia Cook won the 100 back in 52.95, which was .24 seconds slower than she swam last weekend. Cook also won the 100 free in a speedy 49.45, coming in under 50 seconds for the first time this season. Evie Pfeifer took the 1000 free at the beginning of the meet, swimming a 9:52.92. Pfeifer posted a 9:55.09 in the 1000 last weekend.
Texas A&M’s Anna Belousova swept the breaststroke events. In the 100 breast, Belousova posted a season best of 1:02.02, going out in 29.38, and coming home in 32.64. She swam a 2:14.38 in the 200 breast, winning and establishing a new season best by 2 seconds.
PRESS RELEASE – TEXAS WOMEN:
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 8 Texas Women Swimming Diving team took down No. 16 Texas A&M in College Station on Friday night. After the 3.5-hour drive, Texas won nine events, including a 1-2 finish in both the 1000 free and 200 IM.
● Texas – 165
● Texas A&M – 135
● 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 will face Indiana and Louisville on Friday, Nov. 8, at 12:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. in Bloomington, Ind.
PRESS RELEASE – TEXAS A&M WOMEN:
COLLEGE STATION – 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).
The Aggies travel to Houston to battle Rice on Saturday, November 9th at 1 p.m. Follow on Twitter for updates, @aggieswimdive.
Head Diving Coach Jay Lerew
“I was really proud of Charlye [Campbell] because the girl from Texas is the NCAA Champion and she just picked her off, so that’s going to be a big confidence booster for the next few weeks.”
Women’s Head Coach Steve Bultman
“We had some really good swims, I was pleased with how we raced. In a lot of races, we were better than what we were two weeks ago and that’s what we talked about. We want to improve, we want to make progress, we want to fix some of the things we didn’t do right two weeks ago and keep moving on.”