Texas Men Smash 12 Pool Records, Post Multiple 45s in 100 Back vs. SMU

TEXAS vs. SMU

  • February 7, 2020
  • Hosted by SMU
  • Short Course Yards
  • Full Results

TEAM SCORES

  • TEXAS: 194
  • SMU: 101

Texas took a short road trip to SMU tonight for a dual meet against in-state rival SMU. The Texas men won with a final score of 194 to 101. For a recap of the women’s meet, click here. Some of the men suited up as they posted very fast in-season times. Overall, 12 Pool Records were set by the Longhorns in the following events: 200 medley relay, 1000 free, 200 free, 100 back, 100 breast, 200 fly, 100 free, 200 back, 500 free, 100 fly, 50 free, and 200 free relay.

The Longhorns got off to a fast start, posting a 1:25.11 in the 200 medley relay. Chris Staka led them off with a 21.08 back split. Caspar Corbeau (breast- 23.81), Alvin Jiang (fly- 20.48), and Peter Larson (free- 19.74) followed.

Jiang and Staka returned to battle in the 100 back. Jiang was only 5 hundredths shy of his best time, putting up a speedy 45.31 as he edged out Staka on the back half. Staka was within tenths of his best, taking 2nd in 45.67. Relay teammates Corbeau and Larson also won a race each in the first half of the meet. Corbeau won the 100 breast in 53.66, while Larson took the 50 free in 20.23.

Also in the first half of the meet, Jack Collins was within half a second of his lifetime best from midseason as he won the 1000 free in 8:57.53. It was his first time under 9:00 in a dual meet and an in-season best by 14 seconds. In the next event, Texas teammate Drew Kibler put up an in-season best 1:33.11 in the 200 free. Sam Pomajevich was dominant in the 200 fly (1:42.04).

After the break, Daniel Krueger put up a 42.86 in the 100 free to beat teammate Ryan Harty (43.86) by a second. NCAA Champion Austin Katz raced to victory in the 200 back, blasting a 1:40.24.

The Longhorn win streak was finally snapped in the 200 breast. SMU’s Caleb Rhodenbaugh led a top 3 sweep in 1:57.92. He charged through the final 50 to just out-touch teammate Colin Feehery (1:58.09). Connor Dalbo was 3rd in 1:59.24.

Alex Zettle put the Horns back on top as he won the 500 free in a new Pool Record time of 4:18.35 over teammate Jake Foster (4:22.71). In his 2nd win of the day, Jiang raced to a 46.14 in the 100 fly. He outswam teammate Maxime Rooney (46.57), formerly an SEC Champion for Florida, on the back half to take that win. Kibler was 3rd there in 47.45, just over half a second shy of a lifetime best. Harty closed out the individual schedule with a 1:46.13 victory in the 200 IM. Check out a video of the 100 fly below.

The Longhorns ended the day with a 1:18.15 win in the 200 free relay. Staka took on the leadoff again, posting a 19.56 to shave 2 tenths off his lifetime best and break the Pool Record. Rooney (19.43) and Katz (19.96) took on the middle legs, while Krueger anchored in 19.20. Notably, they could have been even faster, as Corbeau swam a 19.66 on the 2nd leg of the B relay.

PRESS RELEASE – TEXAS MEN

DALLAS, Texas – The No. 1 Texas men’s swimming and diving program finished the 2019-20 regular season undefeated on the season after a 194-101 win at SMU on Friday evening.

Texas’ meet was highlighted by 11 pool records at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.

NOTES

  • The Longhorns set pool records in the 200 medley relay, the 1000 free, the 200 free, the 100 back, the 100 breast, the 200 fly, the 100 free, the 200 back, the 500 free, the 100 fly, and the 200 free relay.
  • Jordan Windle went 1-2 in both diving competitions on Friday, winning the 1m with a score of 370.35 and a second-place finish in the 3m with a score of 408.53. Grayson Campbell won the 3m with a score of 414.08. In the 1m, senior Jacob Cornish took second with a score of 330.30.
  • The Longhorns opened up the meet with a 200-medley relay win as Chris StakaCaspar CorbeauAlvin Jiang, and Peter Larson set a pool record with a time of 1:25.11.
  • Jack Collins and Parker Neri went 1-2 in the 1000 free. Collins recorded a pool record 8:57.53, while Neri followed at 9.11.75.
  • Drew Kibler recorded a 1:33.15 pool record in the 200 free and took third in the 100 fly with a time of 47.45. Jiang won the 100 fly with a pool record time of 46.14, and Maxime Rooney followed with what also would have been a pool record at 46.57.
  • Alex Zettle won the 500 free with a pool record time of 4:18.35.
  • In the 200 Free relay, Staka, Rooney, Austin Katz and Daniel Krueger claim the new pool record with a time of 1:18.15.

UP NEXT

The Longhorns will be back in action Feb. 26-29 at the 2020 Big 12 Championships hosted by West Virginia.

PRESS RELEASE – SMU MEN

DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU men’s swimming and diving team fell to No. 1 Texas, 194-101, on Friday evening at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium.

The Mustangs continue to excel in breaststroke action, sweeping the 200-yard event with Caleb Rhodenbaugh (1:57.92), Colin Feehery (1:58.09) and Connor Dalbo (1:59.24) finishing in order. Both Rhodenbaugh and Feehery’s times met the NCAA B standard, a first for Feehery in the event this season.

All three Mustangs rank among SMU’s all-time top-10 performers in the event. Rhodenbaugh (1:55.60) is third, Feehery fifth, Dalbo (1:58.54) sixth and Brayden Rudd (1:58.71) joins at eighth.

In diving action, Parker Hardigree led the Mustangs with a third place finish on 1 meter, registering a six-round 329.63. Action on 3 meter was highlighted by Dominic Hoefer’s first-career NCAA Zone score. The freshman posted a 327.30 in the event, making him the third Mustang, along with Hardigree and Peter Smithson, to qualify for the NCAA postseason.

Ralph Koo posted a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle (20.74), touching just ahead of teammate Charlie Kaye (20.82), and Daniel Forndal finished third in both the 100 (44.15) and 200 (1:37.79) freestyles.

Other individual results of note included third place finishes from Petar Bozhilov (1,000 free, 9:20.22) and Cole Fleming (200 fly, 1:48.59). Both were season-best performances. Feehery was also third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.69).

In the opening 200-yard medley relay, Riley Hill, Rhodenbaugh, Koo and Forndal finished second, covering the distance in 1:28.20. Forndal, Justin Baker, Kaye and Koo closed the night clocking in at 1:21.35 for third in the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Prior to the event, the Mustangs honored six seniors for their contributions to the program – Reid AndersonDuncan BrookoverNathan Ciatti, Koo, Matan Segal and Arthur Yuen.

SMU is back in action for the American Athletic Conference Championships February 19-22 in Houston. Tickets are on sale now.

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Yuhh

Staka broke the 50 free pool record with his lead off as well!

Swim Fan

It appeared that all the men (not some) from both teams suited up, with the exception of Rooney in the 100 fly.

Superfan

I watched online and it looked everyone (not sure about Rooney) were wearing suits from both teams. Not the women though

Ol’ Longhorn

Eddie sure is resting them more this year. Much better in-season times than in the past. Guess Townley’s near-death experience in the 500 free and being ruined for the rest of the meet at last year’s NCAAs convinced him to back off some this year.

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON

Haas split :40 at the end of the meet. idk if he was “ruined”.

Ol’ Longhorn

You missed his 200 free apparently.

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON

he was a little off, still got 4th place. again, not sure that he was “ruined”.

Ol’ Longhorn

Over 2 seconds off his best time? That’s “a little off”? What would be way off? A 1:40?

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON

1:36.

Question for you: A fresh, not ruined Haas would have split what on the relay? :38?

Ol’ Longhorn

Ok. He wasn’t ruined. He choked in the 200. Better?

SAMUEL HUNTINGTON

Yes, i actually think that is an apt description of what happened.

Ol’ Longhorn

And he still hasn’t recovered.

RenéDescartes

1:45.9 LCM at Winter Nationals this past December isn’t recovered?

leisurely1:29

One kamikaze swim by a speedy mid-distance swimmer in his final 500 free of his career (who’s also now a post-grad) does not have any effect on Eddie’s preparations. Yes, the team- and Townley- is swimming notably faster in-season, but your guess is a bit of a stretch.

Ol’ Longhorn

I believe it was one Eddie Reese who said he didn’t rest them enough.

Swimmer

Eddie has certainly changed his training philosophy. Gone are the days of Texas getting crushed in dual meets, getting swept out of several events and getting the mercy rule handed to them.

Marmot

I was going to say the same. If Kibler is nearly 1:33 flat in a dual against SMU in a brief, he should go 1:29 almost no problem rested.

Eddie himself has repeatedly stated that the tech suits are worth roughly half a second/50 when tapered.

Swim Fan

Everyone wore a tech suit except Rooney.

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