Texas Longhorns v. Texas A&M Aggies Dual Meet – Live Recap

TEXAS A&M V. TEXAS

  • Friday, October 30th, 2020
  • 4:30pm CT
  • Austin, TX
  • Short Course Yards (SCY)
  • Results (also on Meet Mobile: Texas Men & Women vs. TAMU)

The Texas Longhorns face-off with the Texas A&M Aggies in Austin this evening in a dual with both the men’s and women’s programs. Follow along here with live updates event-by-event.

200 MEDLEY RELAY

WOMEN

  1. Texas A – 1:37.87
  2. Texas B – 1:42.34
  3. A&M A – 1:42.98

The Longhorn women are out firing on all cylinders. They 1-2’d this one, with their A going 1:37.87 and their B a 1:42.34. Junior Julia Cook was 24.90 leading off, followed by a 27.20 breast and 23.58 fly from freshmen Anna Elendt and Olivia Bray, respectively, and a 22.19 anchor from sophomore Bridget Semenuk.

A&M is in rebuilding mode, but freshman standout Chloe Stepanek was 22.44 on the end of their A relay, a huge split given her lifetime best is a 22.87.

MEN

  1. Texas A – 1:26.83
  2. A&M A – 1:28.45
  3. Texas B – 1:29.62

Shaine Casas was strong leading off A&M’s A with a 21.73, but the Aggies couldn’t hang with Texas past that. Chris Staka wasn’t far back for the Longhorns at 22.08 leading off, then Charlie Scheinfeld split 24.29 to out-split A&M’s Tanner Olson (24.59) and Texas B relay’s Caspar Corbeau (24.32) and Alvin Jiang sliced a 20.95 fly leg. On the end, Daniel Krueger torched the field with a 19.51 anchor.

1000 FREE

Women

  1. Evie Pfeifer (Texas) – 9:52.83
  2. Camryn Toney (A&M) – 9:58.27
  3. Mary Smutny (Texas) – 10:12.30

Evie Pfeifer of Texas and Camryn Toney of A&M both sailed under the ten-minute mark, with Pfeifer winning by almost six seconds over Toney. Sophomore Mary Smutny of Texas pulled in at third (10:12.30) ahead of A&M’s Mollie Wright (10:15.18).

Men

  1. JT Larson (Texas) – 9:09.77
  2. Parker Neri (Texas) – 9:14.95
  3. Alex Zettle (Texas) – 9:22.28

This was all Texas, as they went 1-2-3-4 with Matthew Tannenberger snagging fourth in 9:24.14. No David Johnston here, the freshman breakout star who broke Bobby Finke‘s 17-18 NAG record in the 1000 free two weeks ago at the Texas First Chance Invite.

200 FREE

Women

  1. Kelly Pash (Texas) – 1:46.42
  2. Chloe Stepanek (A&M) – 1:47.10
  3. Bridget Semenuk (Texas) – 1:47.41

Stepanek clocked a 1:46.7 last week to earn her the Dolfin Swim of the Week, but Texas’s Kelly Pash got the job done here.

Men

  1. Drew Kibler (Texas) 1:34.90
  2. Carson Foster (Texas) – 1:36.53
  3. Mark Theall (A&M) – 1:38.95

The men’s 200 free was all Texas, or really just all Drew Kibler, who posted a 1:34.90  to take this one easily over freshman star Carson Foster (1:36.53) and A&M’s Mark Theall (1:38.95).

The only other man under 1:40 here was Longhorn Jake Sannem (1:39.40).

100 BACK

Women

  1. Julia Cook (Texas) – 53.09
  2. Sydney Silver (Texas) – 56.35
  3. Kara Eisenmann (A&M) – 56.60

Men

  1. Shaine Casas (A&M) – 46.27
  2. Alvin Jiang (Texas) – 47.53
  3. Austin Katz (Texas) – 48.94

Shaine Casas broke through for the first A&M victory tonight, dominating this field with a 46.27 for the win. Alvin Jiang cruised to second in 47.53, followed by Austin Katz at 48.94.

100 BREAST

Women

  1. Anna Elendt (Texas) – 1:00.82
  2. Emme Nelson (A&M) – 1:03.21
  3. Charlotte Longbottom (A&M) – 1:03.82

It was a trio of freshmen on top here, with German national Anna Elendt again proving to be one of the biggest NCAA newcomers with another 1:00. She follows up her 1:00.30 from the Dust Your Boots Off meet two weeks ago with another very strong early-season swim.

Men

  1. Caspar Corbeau (Texas) – 54.37
  2. Charlie Scheinfeld (Texas) – 54.73
  3. Andres Puente (A&M) – 55.03

This was a tight one, and Corbeau rose up from the B relay medley breast leg to the event winner in the 100 breast. His teammate, Scheinfeld, settled for second at 54.73, with A&M sophomore Andres Puente right behind (55.03). Olson, the A&M A medley relay breaststroker, wasn’t far back at fourth (55.23).

200 FLY

Women

  1. Jing Quah (A&M) – 1:57.85
  2. Emma Sticklen (Texas) – 1:58.29
  3. Taylor Pike (A&M) – 1:58.57

A&M got their first win on the women’s side courtesy of Jing Quah, who nailed down a 1:57.85. Her teammate Taylor Pike nearly made this an Aggie 1-2 at 1:58.57, but Longhorn freshman Emma Sticklen secured second place with a 1:58.29. Another Longhorn first-year, Olivia Bray, snagged fourth at 1:59.61.

Men

  1. Sam Pomajevich (Texas) – 1:46.60
  2. Andrew Koustik (Texas) – 1:47.00
  3. Jake Foster (Texas) – 1:47.07

Texas crashed the scoreboard with this one, claiming first through fourth (Coby Carrozza at 1:47.64).

50 FREE

Women

  1. Bridget Semenuk (Texas) – 22.70
  2. Chloe Stepanek (A&M) – 23.17
  3. Grace Cooper (Texas) – 23.49

Semenuk was the only women under 23 in the 50 free, clocking a 22.70, which improves upon her season-opening 22.98 from two weeks ago. Stepanek was second once again, going 23.17 ahead of Longhorn freshman Grace Cooper (23.49).

Men

  1. Daniel Krueger (Texas) – 19.73
  2. Clayton Bobo (A&M) – 20.83
  3. Kraig Bray (A&M) – 21.08

This race wasn’t much of a contest, as Krueger blew in under twenty seconds to post a 19.73, over a full second ahead of the next-best finisher.

100 FREE

Women

  1. Kelly Pash (Texas)- 49.53
  2. Chloe Stepanek (A&M) – 49.85
  3. Kyla Leibel (Texas) – 50.99

Pash again was able to deny Stepanek a win as both women slipped under the 50-second barrier. Pash was quicker than the 49.79 flying start relay split she posted two weeks ago.

Men

  1. Drew Kibler (Texas) – 43.83
  2. Jake Sannem (Texas) – 45.44
  3. Mark Theall (A&M) – 45.77

Kibler followed up his 200 free win with another sprint blow-out, the only finisher under 45 seconds with a 43.83 here. Theall nearly snuck in for second, but it was Longhorn Sannem in first at the wall.

200 BACK

Women

  1. Julia Cook (Texas) – 1:57.96
  2. Sydney Silver (Texas) – 2:02.74
  3. Kara Eisenmann (A&M) – 2:03.07

The Longhorns went 1-2 in the 200 back, led by junior Cook at 1:57.96, the only finisher under two minutes. Longhorn freshman Sydney Silver got up to snag second in 2:02.74.

Men

  1. Shaine Casas (A&M) – 1:42.85
  2. Carson Foster (Texas) – 1:45.14
  3. Austin Katz (Texas) – 1:46.86

Casas had no trouble disposing of the field in this race, adding another Aggie win to follow-up his 100 back victory. He was 23.8 going out then held 26s, descending from 26.5 to 26.4 to 26.1 on the final 50. Foster nabbed second in 1:45.14 ahead of Katz (1:46.86).

200 BREAST

Women

  1. Anna Elendt (Texas) – 2:12.85
  2. Emme Nelson (A&M) – 2:16.65
  3. Desirae Mangaoang (A&M) – 2:18.12

It’s another freshman podium, and Elendt led again at 2:12.85. Nelson lopped a few-tenths from her season best, and Aggie first-year Desirae Mangaoang swooped in for third (2:18.12).

Men

  1. Caspar Corbeau (Texas) – 1:58.04
  2. Andres Puente (A&M) – 1:58.51
  3. Jake Foster (Texas) – 1:59.77

Puente nearly stole away another win for the Aggies here, but Corbeau held strong, touching at 1:58.04.

Also getting under two minutes was Scheinfeld at 1:59.90 for fourth.

500 FREE

Women

  1. Evie Pfeifer (Texas) – 4:43.75
  2. Camryn Toney (A&M) – 4:56.02
  3. Mary Smutny (Texas) – 5:00.74

Pfeifer really smacked the field around in this race, blasting a 4:43.75 to win by over 12 seconds. This appears to be her first-ever dual meet performance under 4:45.

Men

  1. Coby Carrozza (Texas) – 4:22.79
  2. JT Larson (Texas) – 4:28.13
  3. Alex Zettle (Texas) – 4:29.26

Another sweep for the Longhorns, this time with freshman Carrozza taking this one by half a pool-length at 4:22.79.

100 FLY

Women

  1. Emma Sticklen (Texas) – 53.59
  2. Olivia Bray (Texas) – 53.62
  3. Jing Quah (A&M) – 54.84

The Longhorn freshman butterfliers duked this out, with Sticklen prevailing over Bray by three-hundredths.

Men

  1. Alvin Jiang (Texas) – 47.79 EXH
  2. Sam Pomajevich (Texas) – 48.16 EXH
  3. Jace Brown (A&M) – 48.63

The Longhorn men began exhibitioning top swims here, meaning A&M’s Brown technically won this one in 48.63. Jiang put up the quickest time, though, at 47.79.

200 IM

Women

  1. Kelly Pash (Texas) – 1:58.75 EXH
  2. Evie Pfeifer (Texas) – 1:59.40 EXH
  3. Jing Quah (A&M) – 2:01.64

Though exhibitioned, Pash and Pfeifer both broke 2:00 for Texas, with Pash taking her third event with a 1:58.75.

Men

  1. Shaine Casas (A&M) – 1:44.87
  2. Carson Foster (Texas) – 1:47.61 EXH
  3. Jake Foster (Texas) – 1:49.06 EXH

Casas doesn’t budge, throwing down a 1:44.87 to rout the field here and collect his third victory. He’ll be the only Aggie on the men’s side, swimming-wise, with a win today, apart from Brown’s 100 fly win due to exhibitions. C. Foster nabbed second once again, going 1:47.61.

400 FREE RELAY

Women

  1. Texas A – 3:20.30
  2. Texas B – 3:27.03
  3. A&M B – 3:33.39

The Texas women closed out a big victory today with another relay win, their A nearly cracking 3:20. Key splits for them on that relay were Cook’s 49.20 second leg and Leibel’s 49.91 anchor leg. Semenuk led off in 50.78 and Bray split a 50.41 on the third leg.

Men

  1. Texas A – 2:55.24
  2. Texas B – 3:01.17
  3. A&M A – 3:01.74

It’s Texas on top one last time in the pool, as the A relay soared to a win with a big 2:55.24. Krueger lit it up with a 43.07 lead-off, followed by Sannem (44.38), Carrozza (44.30) and Kibler (43.49).

Peter Larson (44.7) and Katz (44.8) had solid splits on the Longhorns’ B relay, too.

1-MTR DIVING

Women

  1. Bridge O’Neil (Texas) – 325.35
  2. Paola Pineda (Texas) – 324.23
  3. Jordan Skillen (Texas) – 303.75

Men

  1. Jordan Windle (Texas) – 438.15
  2. Noah Duperre (Texas) – 350.10
  3. Andrew Harness (Texas) – 333.60

3-MTR DIVING

Women

  1. Charlyle Campbell (A&M) – 369.08
  2. Bridget O’Neil (Texas) – 358.20
  3. Paola Pineda (Texas) – 352.73

Men

  1. Jordan Windle (Texas) – 456.90
  2. Andrew Harness (Texas) – 410.18
  3. Noah Duperre (Texas) – 404.48

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swimfan210_
29 days ago

Let’s go! Exciting day for swimming today!

JeahBrah
29 days ago

Side note, Texas got a commit from c/o 2022 #6 Alec Filipovic today

Thomas
29 days ago

FYI the results link you to the first chance meet.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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