Longhorn Men and Women Sweep Texas A&M in College Station

by Robert Gibbs 15

October 15th, 2021 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Texas A&M v Texas

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • College Station, TX
  • Dual Meet
  • 25 SCY
  • Live Results
  • Full Results
  • Scores
    • Women: Texas 180, Texas A&M 112
    • Men: Texas 185, Texas A&M 107

The Texas Longhorn men and women hit the road today to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in College Station in a battle of intrastate rivals. The Aggies competed at the SMU Classic last week, but this was their first dual meet of the season, while the Longhorns swept Incarnate Word at home last weekend.

Women’s Recap

Texas women went 1-2 in the 200 medley relay, with the quartet of Julia Cook, Anna Elendt, Kelly Pash, and Bridget Semenuk combining for a 1:38.70.

Olympic medalist Erica Sullivan, who made her college debut last weekend, cruised to another title, winning the 1000 free in 9:44.75 as she touched over ten seconds ahead of teammate Evie Pfeifer (9:55.01).

The Aggies snapped the Longhorn winning streak at two, thanks to a 1:47.67 victory by Chloe Stepanek in the 200 free.

Texas immediately bounced back with Julia Cook winning by over two second in the 100 back (53.44), then Elendt (1:00.26) and freshmen Ellie Andrews (1:02.14) went 1-2 for the Longhorns in the 100 breast.

The Longhorn fly group topped with a top-three sweep in the 200 fly, led by Kelly Pash‘s 1:55.14. Grace Cooper kept the Longhorn winning streak going with a 22.89 win in the 50 free prior to the first break.

After the break, Pash came back with a 49.22 win in the 100 free, as the only woman to go under 50 in the race. Cook then completed her backstroke sweep with a 1:56.53 win in the 200.

Elendt (2:12.21) and Andrews (2:15.01) went 1-2 once again, this time in the 200 breast.

The 500 saw the same top two as the 1000 free, but this time the order was reversed. Pfeifer went out strong, and while Sullivan kept it close the whole way, Pfeifer won 4:45.12 to 4:46.25.

At this point, Texas began exhibitioning events. Emma Sticklen touched first in the 100 fly with a 53.25, but the win officially went to Aggie Olivia Theall with her time of 54.61.

Pash then earned her second win of the night (unofficially) with a 1:59.60 in the 200 IM, touching four seconds ahead of the next-closest women, Ellie Andrews. Texas A&M freshman Alice Marini topped the official results with a 2:05.24.

The Longhorns put together a pair of 3:21s in the 400 free relay to wrap up the night. Cook split 49.58 on the Texas ‘A’ relay, which touched first in 3:21.38, while Kyla Leibel split 49.66 on the ‘B’ relay, which was right behind at 3:21.53.

Men’s Recap

Texas touched first in every single event, although Texas A&M was credited with several wins toward the end of the session as Texas opted to exhibition their swims. Of note, star Carson Foster was absent in order to attend a wedding back home.

The Longhorns got two of the top recruits the nation in Anthony Grimm and Tim Connery, and the pair helped power the Texas ‘A’ medley relay in the first event of the night. Grimm (22.10), Caspar Corbeau (24.33), Connery (21.39) and Daniel Krueger (19.62) combined for a solid 1:27.44.

David Johnston stormed to a 8:57.37 win in the 1000 free to open up the individual competition. He won by over 14 seconds, with Texas freshman Luke Hobson‘s 9:11.56 leading a trio of men between 9:11 and 9:13.

The next event, the 200 free, was much closer, as Longhorn Drew Kibler held off teammate Coby Carrozza to just win, 1:36.09 to 1:36.11.

Next, Alvin Jiang kept Texas’ streak going with a 48.33 win in the 100 back, followed by Caspar Corbeau‘s 54.28 win in the 100 breast.

Unlike last week’s meet against Incarnate Word, the Texas men stuck to their traditional events for the most part, but one exception was IMer/breaststroker Jake Foster, who won the 200 fly in 1:46.60. That appears to be his second-faster time ever in the event, just behind his 1:46.36 from 2018.

Daniel Krueger (20.02) led a 1-3 Texas sweep of the 50 free before the break, then returned right after to win the 100 free in 43.07. Grad transfer Cameron Auchinachie took 2nd in both events, with times of 20.11/44.05.

Jason Park only appeared in a handful of meets last season for Texas, but he seems to be fully back in action this season, and tonight he won the 200 back in 1:47.26, just 0.06s ahead of teammate Ethan Harder.

Corbeau completed the breaststroke sweep with a 1:57.16 in the 200 breast. He and Jake Foster (1:57.45) were the the only two men in the field to break 2:00.

Next, Johnston completed the distance free sweep, going 4:22.50 in the 500.

Just as on the women’s side, the Texas men opted to forgo points for the rest of the meet. But, Jiang touched first in the 100 fly at 48.43. Texas A&M’s Jace Brown touched second in 49.14, and was officially credited with the victory.

Foster picked up his second win of the night with a 1:47.10 in the 200 IM. Once again, an Aggie touched second, with freshman Munzy Kabbara officially winning at 1:50.23.

The Texas 400 free relay team of Corbeau (44.84), Auchinachie (43.50), Carrozza (43.97), and Krueger (43.33) closed out the night with an exhibitioned 2:55.65 win in the 400 free relay, with Texas A&M’s A relay going 3:01.73. The Longhorns’ time is the fastest in the nation in this (admittedly still young) college season.

Of note, results also indicated that a few post-grads participated in the meet via exhibition swims. Former Texas A&M swimmer Shaine Casas has a result listed under the 200 freestyle, but his time of 46.30 indicates that he swam another event, possibly the 100 back. Aggie alum Lisa Bratton is listed as having won that 200 free with a time of 1:52.90. Wisconsin alum Brett Pinfold, who’s been training with Texas A&M, and Mexican Olympian Angel Martinez, also participated in the exhibition swims.

Texas Women’s Release

Courtesy of Texas Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – In its first road dual meet of the season, the women’s swimming and diving team came away with the convincing win 180-112 against Texas A&M.

The Longhorns posted numerous NCAA “B” cut times in College Station, highlighted by Hailey Hernandez on the boards and Kelly Pash who claimed five total individual events in the second meet of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED: 

  • After claiming the Texas 3m program record in her collegiate debut, Hailey Hernandez swept both diving events in her first road dual meet of the season. She claimed her first event with 383.70 points in the 3m and followed up with 328.73 in the 1m.
  • Bridget O’Neil finished second in the 1m at 308.93, while Paola Pinedafinished just behind Hernandez in the 3m with 357.08.
  • Julia Cook, Anna Elendt, Kelly Pash and Bridget Semenuk took the first swim event of the day with a time of 1:38.70.
  • Erica Sullivan won her second-straight 1000-yard event this season with a season-best time of 9:44.75.
  • Julia Cook earned a “B”-cut standard times in both the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard backstroke with her winning times of 53.44 and 1:56.63, respectively.
  • Anna Elendt won the 100-yard breaststroke, meeting the NCAA “B” standard with a time of 1:00.26 and added a 200-yard breaststroke win with another NCAA “B” cut effort with a time of 2:12.21. Ellie Andrewsfinished in second in both with her times of 1:02.14 and 2:15.01.
  • Three Longhorns, Kelly Pash, Emma Sticklen and Olivia Bray, all earned NCAA “B” cut times in the 200-yard butterfly. Pash won the event at 1:55.14, Sticklen finished second at 1:56.27 and Bray closed out the top three spots with a time of 1:58.75.
  • The 50-yard free was claimed by sophomore Grace Cooper and her time of 22.89 seconds.
  • Pash added her second individual NCAA “B” cut standard time in the 100-yard free, winning the event at 49.22.
  • Longhorns took the top four times in the 500-yard free, with Evie Pfeifer taking the event with her NCAA “B” cut time at 4:45.12, while Erica Sullivan’s time of 4:46.25 also earned the feat.

NEXT UP:

Texas will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 5 for the third meet of the season.

Texas Men’s Release

Courtesy of Texas Sports

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 1 Texas men’s swim and dive program traveled to College Station and won its first road dual meet of the season, 185-107.

Sparked by NCAA “B” cut times, countless event wins and two relay wins, Texas showed complete confidence in just the second meet of the 2021-22 season.

 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Jordan Windle claimed his third event of the season in the 3m with 423.60 points and finished second in the 1m at 380.70 points. Noah Duperre finished just behind him in second with 416.18.
  • Texas took the top two times of the 200-yard medley relay, with the winning time produced by Anthony Grimm, Caspar Corbeau, Tim Connery and Danny Kreuger at 1:27.44.
  • David Johnston won two events against A&M: 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 8:57.37, the only competitor with a sub nine-minute time and the 500-yard free at 4:22.50 (NCAA “B” cut time).
  • Longhorns claimed the top three times in the 200-yard freestyle with both Drew Kibler (1:36.09) and Coby Carrozza (1:36.11) posting NCAA “B” cut times. Peter Larson finished with a time of 1:38.61.
  • Alvin Jiang led the way in the 100-yard back with a winning time of 48.33, followed by Jason Park (48.77) and Anthony Grimm (49.28).
  • Caspar Corbeau took the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 54.28.
  • Jake Foster registered his first NCAA “B” cut time in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.60) to win the event.
  • Texas again took the top three finishes in the 50-yard freestyle with Danny Krueger posting the fastest time at 20.02, Cameron Auchina at 20.12 and Zachary Van Zandt at 20.84.
  • Danny Krueger also posted a NCAA “B” cut effort in the 100-yard free with a time of 43.07.
  • The 200-yard breaststroke saw two Longhorns record NCAA “B” cut times with Corbeau winning the event at 1:57.16 and Foster just behind at 1:57.45.

NEXT UP:

The Longhorns will make it two straight dual meets on Nov. 5 when its travels to Charlottesville, Va., to take on No. 9 Virginia.

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Swimm
1 month ago

Is Texas better without Carson?

Uh Oh Stinky
1 month ago

Y’all write articles to praise texas quicker than Bobby Finke comes home in his mile, what about the other meets that happened today?

ReneDescartes
Reply to  Uh Oh Stinky
1 month ago

U quick to comment tho

Coach Macgyver
Reply to  Uh Oh Stinky
1 month ago

The best always get the spotlight

YouDingDong
Reply to  Uh Oh Stinky
1 month ago

The best college swim team in the world just competed. That warrants a quick article.

Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

Looks like Casas with a 46.3 exhibition, presumably 100 back. Glad he showed up. Wonder how he was received by his old teammates.

Ol' Longhorn
1 month ago

I miss the 1:40 200 frees from Townley.

Mr. PACK
1 month ago

Texas scared of the Pack?

Swimmer
Reply to  Mr. PACK
1 month ago

Ever since the Pack women did more pull ups in Austin than the longhorn men did, the horns and Wolfpack will never dual again.

Unknown Swammer
Reply to  Swimmer
1 month ago

Link?

Coach
1 month ago

Looks like Shaine Casas (and Brett Pinfold) swam an exhibition swim or two.

Qqq
1 month ago

Apparently Jake Foster was not loved enough to attend the wedding.

Deb
Reply to  Qqq
1 month ago

It was Carson’s girlfriend’s family

swimmer
Reply to  Qqq
1 month ago

It was Carson’s girlfriend’s family member’s wedding.

Texas is overrated
1 month ago

Texas this Texas that, we want more Indiana, Cal, and Florida content!!!!