It was a breakout meet for a couple of the Aggie men, including freshman Mauro Castillo, who swept the breaststrokes, including a 53.78 in the 100, a lifetime-best by three seconds.
With three individual event wins, Sarah Henry led the Aggies’ charge in their team victories over SEC rival Tennessee and the SMU Mustangs.
It will be a battle of top 10 heavyweights when the No. 9 Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team takes on the No. 2 Texas Longhorns in dual meet action at 4 p.m. on Friday at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the University of Texas campus.
The very first event of the 2014 NCAA Championships will go a long way in telling who showed up to swim and who doesn’t look ready for the bright lights and intense pressure of a national championship final. Look for top-seeded Georgia to set the tone early.
The LSU senior class split in their final home dual meet, with the men topping and the women falling to SEC rivals Texas A&M.
Texas A&M’s Lili Ibanez swam, and won, her first 500 free of the season on Thursday.
Brittany MacLean went back-to-back for the Bulldogs, winning the 1000 and taking second in the 200 free to set the tone early for Georgia.
Texas A&M’s Paige Miller won a pair of individual events on Friday, including the 100 backstroke in 53.90.
The Aggie’s won a tight back-and-forth battle tonight over the Longhorns, in the first scheduled regular match since the SEC split (Photo Credit: Brad Marquardt)
Breeja Larson just missed breaking a minute in the 100 breaststroke on Saturday in Nashville.
World Championship Team Members, Ryan Murphy, and Other Young Stars Compete at Sectionals in Athens, GA
Ryan Murphy wins five events at the 2013 Long Course Senior Sectionals at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Florida’s Sebastien Rousseau, top seed in the 200 IM, led a big day for the Florida men.
Auburn’s Olivia Scott had a good swim in her best event, the 100 fly, but also beat out a pair of stars in the 200 free. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
College Swimming News: “Georgia thoroughly handled Cal at their home invite a few weeks ago, however, they are battling some injuries…” (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)
Sarah Henry swam one of the all-time great 500 freestyles on Thursday at the Phil Hansel Invite on the campus of the University of Houston. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)