The #19 Texas A&M women handily defeated Rice on Tuesday, powered by 1-2-3 sweeps in four individual events to move to 6-1 on the season.
Denis Loktev notched a new national record of 1:46.17 en route to winning gold in the men’s 200m freestyle at the Israeli Championships.
Butterfly sprint specialist Catherine Eland has announced her commitment to Rice University, beginning with the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
Meet the 22 mid-major swimmers qualified for women’s NCAAs, including FIU’s Christie Chue (pictured), who finished 14th in the 200 breast last year.
This year’s victory was perhaps Houston’s most-impressive of the seven-year run, as the conference added four more teams this year.
Perhaps the top swim of the day came in the women’s 100 breast, where Cincinnati freshman Joleigh Crye stormed to a huge new lifetime best of 59.07.
Houston won their sixth-straight women’s AAC title last season in a photo-finish with SMU.
Houston and Rice are long-time cross-town rivals, but Saturday saw the teams’ first dual meet as AAC rivals, with Rice joining the conference this season.
SMU hosted Rice, Tulane, and North Texas for triple dual meet this past weekend. It was a two-day meet, wherein Rice won against all three opponents.
Rice’s Hayon won Women’s Swimmer of the Week, while SMU swept the other three awards, including Dominic Hoefer (pictured) claiming men’s diving honors.
Arielle Hayon won a pair of events and Rice captured five of seven individual events in addition to both relays as the Owls beat Houston and Incarnate Word.
Kings Academy 18-year-old Josh Zuchowski, soon-t0-be a Stanford Cardinal, led prelims of the boys 200 back in 1:59.81 this morning.
On the 2nd day of the meet, Ohio State’s Kyra Sommerstad won the women’s 400 IM, swimming a new personal best of 4:11.21.
26 swimmers from 21 programs across 12 mid major conferences qualified for the 2022 Women’s DI NCAAs.
Led by a relay sweep and 13 event victories, FIU won their 8th consecutive Conference USA Championship, scoring 1131.5 points.