Texas A&M Set To Host Art Adamson Invite

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November 17th, 2021 College, News, Previews & Recaps, SEC

Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics

Men’s Release

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION – The No. 16 Texas A&M men’s swimming team is set to host the ninth annual Art Adamson Invitational, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 19 inside the Rec Center Natatorium. Prelims are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. each day, while finals will follow at 5:30 p.m. The meet is open to the public and admission is free.

The Invitational features a five-team field that consists of A&M, TCU, Air Force, USC and LSU.

The Maroon & White look to continue its momentum after a 180-114 dual-meet victory over TCU on Nov. 5. The Aggies garnered top times in 13 of the 14 swimming events on the day.

Senior Kaloyan Bratanov and junior Jace Brown lead the Aggies with three top finishes each. Recently, Brown dropped time in both butterfly events to earn a pair of first-place finishes against TCU.

The Maroon & White dominated in last season’s Art Adamson Invite, blowing away the three-team field by 857 points more than the second-place team.

Live stats will be available for both prelims and finals, while SEC Network+ will be live each evening. For updates and results, follow along on Twitter @AggieSwimDive.

Art Adamson Invitational Schedule
Wednesday, November 17Live Stats / Watch (finals only)
9:30 a.m.             Prelims
5:30 p.m.             Finals – 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay

Thursday, November 18Live Stats / Watch (finals only)
9:30 a.m.             Prelims
5:30 p.m.             Finals – 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back,  800 free relay

Friday, November 19Live Stats / Watch (finals only)
9:30 a.m.             Prelims
2:30 p.m.             1,650 free finals
5:30 p.m.             Finals – 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay

Women’s Release

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION – The No. 21 women’s swimming & diving team will host its annual Art Adamson Invitational at the Rec Center Natatorium Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 19. The Aggies will compete against Nevada, TCU, No. 17 USC and LSU. Prelims will begin at 9:30 a.m. daily, with finals to start at 5:30 daily. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Sophomore Chloe Stepanek boasts five individual top finishes this season, with four being in the freestyle events. Against TCU, Stepanek did not compete in her usual events and still tacked on a pair of top times in the 100 back and 500 free.

Junior Abby Grottle has been an impressive addition for the Aggies, tallying back-to-back top finishes the last time out against TCU in the 1,000 and 200 free, seeing a slight time drop in the 200 free from the Texas meet.

As a team, the Aggies posted the top time or score in all 16 events against the Horned Frogs, while 14 different swimmers dropped time in at least one event in the dual meet victory.

This is the Aggies’ ninth consecutive season hosting the Art Adamson Invite. They are set for another first-place finish after taking first last year with LSU coming in second.

Live results can be found here, and the meet will be streamed on SEC Network+. Follow @aggieswimdive on Twitter for updates throughout the meet.

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