Texas Men Edge Out Arizona By 12 Points

TEXAS VS. ARIZONA

  • Results
  • Hosted by Arizona
  • Saturday, January 27th
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  • MEN: Texas 155, Arizona 143
  • WOMEN: Texas 179, Arizona 120

Townley Haas picked up a win in his signature 200 free last Saturday as the Texas men edged out Arizona on the road. Haas took it out in 47.17, leading Arizona’s Parks Jones by over a second, and held off Jones down the final stretch to win in 1:38.47 to Jones’ 1:39.06. In the 500 free, Haas battled closely with Arizona’s Brooks Fail as it came down to the touch. Once again, Haas set the pace early on, but Fail closed the gap in the final 100. Fail came up just short, touching in 4:25.84 while Haas won in 4:24.67.

Teammates Brett Ringgold and Jonathan Roberts also picked up a winning double. Ringgold swept the sprints. turning in a 20.57 in the 50 free and a 44.38 in the 100 free. Roberts out-touched teammate Ryan Harty by just a hundredth, 48.72 to 48.73, in the 100 back. He returned to win the 200 breast in 2:01.39.

Claire Adams was one of the top performers for the Texas women as they picked up a dominant victory. Adams blew away the field by almost 2 full seconds in the 100 back, flipping in 26.09 en route to a 53.46 at the touch. She returned for the 100 fly, battling with teammate Remedy Rule. At the 50-yard mark, Adams was the only person with a sub-25 split in 24.87. Rule closed about a half a second faster, but wasn’t able to make up enough ground as Adams touched in 53.77 to Rule’s 54.16.

PRESS RELEASE – TEXAS MEN:

TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 2 Texas held off a late charge from host No. 18 Arizona and registered a 155-143 victory over the Wildcats Saturday at U of A’s Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.

Texas edged out Arizona for the win in the meet’s first event, the 200 medley relay, at 1:28.96. Junior Townley Haas, the American record holder and two-time NCAA champion in the 200 freestyle, claimed the same event Saturday at 1:38.47.

All-America senior Jonathan Roberts led a one-two Texas finish in the 100 backstroke at 48.72, while All-America sophomore Ryan Harty followed just .01 behind in 48.73.

Junior Casey Melzer notched a third-place swim in the 100 breaststroke at 56.78 before senior Joseph Schooling captured the 200 butterfly in 1:45.94. All-America senior Brett Ringgold swept the sprint freestyle events and led off with a win in the 50 freestyle at 20.57. He finished off the sweep minutes later with his 44.38 in the 100 freestyle.

Harty returned to claim the 200 backstroke at 1:46.56, and Roberts posted his second win of the day with his 2:01.39 in the 200 breaststroke. Haas, a former NCAA champion in the 500 freestyle, won the same event and edged Arizona’s Brooks Fail in 4:25.67.

As is custom, Texas benefited from outstanding performances from its divers. All-America sophomore Grayson Campbell led a one-two-three Texas showing on one-meter with 363.45 points, and freshman Jordan Windle won three-meter with 450.98 points.

Texas hosts TCU for Senior Day next Friday, Feb. 2. UT will recognize its seniors at approximately 1:45 p.m. CT prior to the meet’s 2 p.m. start.

PRESS RELEASE – TEXAS WOMEN:

TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 4 Texas (8-0) put on another dominant performance and defeated host No. 20 Arizona by a 179-120 count Saturday afternoon at Arizona’s Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.

Texas opened the meet by taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay and earning the win at 1:40.02. Arizona responded with wins in the 1,000 and 200 freestyle events before the Longhorns took control. All-America sophomore Claire Adams claimed the 100 backstroke at 53.46 with Kaitlin Harty right behind in second at 55.39.

Junior Olivia Anderson captured the 100 breaststroke at 1:02.41 before her classmate Remedy Rule claimed the 200 butterfly at 1:58.14. All-America senior Rebecca Millard was victorious in the 100 freestyle at 49.98, and junior Quinn Carrozza came away with a 200 backstroke win at 1:56.85.

Sophomore Kennedy Lohman, an Arizona transfer, gave Texas a sweep of the breaststroke events with her 2:17.02 at 200 yards. Adams returned to post her second win of the day in the 100 butterfly at 53.77 with Rule right behind at 54.16. Freshman Evie Pfeifer edged out Arizona’s Hannah Cox for the 400 IM win at 4:19.27, and Texas claimed the meet’s final swimming event, the 400 freestyle relay, at 3:20.00.

The Texas divers put on another strong showing and swept the springboards. Sophomore Alison Gibson, the reigning NCAA champion on one-meter, won the same event with 335.40 points. Junior Meghan O’Brien was victorious on three-meter with 380.85 points.

Texas hosts its Senior Day meet against TCU on Friday, Feb. 2. UT will honor its seniors at approximately 1:45 p.m. prior to the meet’s 2 p.m. start.

PRESS RELEASE – ARIZONA:

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona fell short against #2/4 Texas this afternoon. The final score for the men, 143-155, and women, 120-179. The Cats notched 8 total victories, four from the women and four from the men. Hannah Cox contributed two of those wins. Brooks FailKirsten JacobsenMatthew SalernoKatrina KonopkaChatham Dobbs, and Nick Thorne all added one win each.

To open the meet, the women’s A 200 medley relay team placed, with 1:41.65. The men placed second (1:29.11) and third (1:31.67).

Cox handly won the 1,000 free for the women with 9:52.27. Fail (9:14.32) was also victorious, with Jerad Kaskawal (9:20.79) in second and Chris Wieser (9:24.49) in fourth for the men.

Jacobsen (1:48.28) won the 200 free for the women and Parks Jones (1:39.06) took second for the men. Cameron McHugh (1:50.31) and Jorge Iga (1:39.92) each place third.

Daniela Georges finished third in the women’s 100 back with 55.47, and McHugh right behind her for fourth (55.94). Thorne (48.88), Dobbs (49.40), and Thomas Anderson (49.52) placed third, fourth, and fifth for the men, respectively.

Salerno won the 100 breast for the men with 56.24. Mallory Korenwinder and Sam Iida both finished second, with 1:02.60 and 56.76, respectively.

In the 200 fly, Justin Wright took second with 1:46.22. Brendan Meyer (1:47.13) and Mathias Oh (1:49.37) finished right behind him for third and fourth, respectively. For the women, Mackenzie Rumrill placed third with 2:02.70.

Konopka won the 50 free with 22.97. Morgan Ginnis took third with 23.28, and Zohar Shikler placed fourth with 23.64. For the men, JP Beach finished second with 20.79 and Jorge Iga placed third with 21.09.

The Wildcats took second and third in the 100 free. Jamie Stone (50.53) and Konopka (50.56) for the women, and Jones (45.08) and Noah Reid(45.62) for the men, respectively. Additionally, Gabriel Cardenes finished fourth with 45.79 and Iga fifth with 45.80.

Both McHugh and Thorne finish second in the 200 back with 1:57.14 and 1:47.10, respectively.

Iida finished runner-up in the 200 breast for the men with 2:02.19. Salerno got third with 2:04.62, and Georges Hughes took fourth with 2:05.53. Korenwinder placed third for the women with 2:18.18.

Cox won her second race of the day in the 500 free with 4:51.17. Jacobsen took second for the women (4:52.56). Fail took a close second for the men (4:25.84), with Isaac Stump behind him for third (4:29.60).

Dobbs won the 100 fly with 48.44. Wright (48.83) and Oh (49.26) finished third and fourth, respectively. For the women, Rumrill took third with 54.43.

The Arizona men swept the 400 IM. Thorne won with 3:57.15. Stump (4:02.33), Meyer (4:04.14), Iida (4:05.24) follow for second, third, and fourth, respectively. Cox finished runner-up in the 400 IM for the women with 4:19.39. Georges took fourth (4:23.95).

The men closed out the meet with a win in the 400 free relay with 2:58.18. The women placed second and third with 3:21.97 and 3:23.97, respectively.

Up Next: Arizona travels to Tempe to take on Arizona State for the last dual meet of the season on Saturday, February 3.

Follow Arizona Swimming and Diving: For further coverage of Arizona swimming and diving, visit ArizonaWildcats.com and follow the team’s Twitter (@ArizonaSwimming) and Instagram (@ArizonaSwimDive) accounts.

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Bay City Tex

Does anyone on the Swimswam staff have an update on John Shebat? Injured, sick, etc…?

Swimmer

Arizona will win NCAAs. They are more tired and working harder. Slower in January = faster in March.

Justin Wright

Sounds good to me!

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