Courtesy: Texas Athletics
No. 1 Texas (0-0) vs. No. 7 Texas A&M (0-0)
When: Friday, Oct. 30, 4:30 p.m. CT (Diving starts at 3:15 p.m. CT) – Closed to public
Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center (Austin, Texas)
Live Stream: none
Live Results: http://sidearmstats.com/texas/swim/index.htm
Team Rankings: Texas is No. 1 in the CSCAA Division I preseason poll. The Longhorns received a total of 374 points in the poll, ahead of California (359) and Florida. Texas A&M is No. 7 in the preseason poll. The rankings track dual meet strength specifically and are not a NCAA Championship finish prediction.
Last Meeting: The Longhorns claimed 12 individual event wins en route to an 181-111 victory at Texas A&M last year (Nov. 1, 2019).
Last Time Out: Texas hosted the First Chance Invitational (Oct. 16-17), a non-scored meet featuring competitors from SMU, Texas and Texas A&M. The Longhorns registered three NCAA “A” cut efforts and 24 NCAA “B” cut performances over the two-day meet.
Kibler Off to Fast Start: Junior Drew Kibler posted a pair of NCAA “A” cut times at the First Chance Invitational. Kibler claimed the win in the 500-yard freestyle (4:08.26) on the meet’s opening day, narrowly missing the pool and school record (4:08.19) set by Townley Haas. He returned to win the 200-yard freestyle (1:31.10) on the following day.
Hello, Carson Foster: Freshman Carson Foster wasted no time in making a splash during his collegiate debut at the First Chance Invitational. On the meet’s opening day, Foster set a U.S. national age-group record in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:35.27, eclipsing the previous American record for the 17-18 age group held by Andrew Seliskar (3:37.52) by more than two seconds. The time also set a UT school record in the event, besting the previous mark of 3:36.37 by Will Licon.
Storied Program: Texas has claimed 14 NCAA Championships, finished runner-up 12 times and has a total of 33 top-3 finishes at the NCAA Championship meet. The Longhorns have won all 24 Big 12 Conference titles and have claimed 41 consecutive conference crowns.
Head Coach Eddie Reese: Eddie Reese is in his 43rd season at the helm of the Texas program. A three-time U.S. Men’s Olympic Team head coach (1992, 2004, 2008), Reese is the winningest coach in the sport’s history with 14 NCAA titles. He has coached 29 Olympians who have amassed 39 gold, 16 silver and eight bronze medals. Reese is the only collegiate swimming coach to win an NCAA team title in four separate decades.