Texas v SMU Women’s Meet Cancelled Due To Weather, Men’s Meet To Go Ahead

by Ben Dornan 9

February 04th, 2022 Big 12, College, News

The University of Texas women’s swim team announced the cancellation of their dual meet against SMU, which was scheduled to take place on Friday, February 4, 2022. As of now, the men’s meet is still expected to take place. The men will begin racing at 4:00 pm CT at the SMU Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.

The women’s meet was canceled because of weather: Texas is currently experiencing widespread power outages due to snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The Washington Post reported that over 300,000 customers in the Midwest and eastern USA.

According to WFAA, Dallas got 2 inches of snow on Friday morning and the Weather Forecast Office is reporting a ‘hard freeze warning’, which is in place until at least 9 AM on Saturday. They also warned that temperatures are still expected to fall between 5 and 10 degrees.

The dual against SMU will be the men’s team’s final racing opportunity before Big 12 Championships, which will begin on February 23, 2022. The women on the other hand have another meet scheduled this weekend, the Sterkel Classic, against Rice.

The Sterkel Classic is the University of Texas women’s team’s senior day meet and is scheduled to take place at 2:00 pm CT on February 2, 2022, at home in Austin. Should it go ahead as planned, the Sterkel Classic will be the women’s team’s final meet before Big 12s on February 23.

Read Texas’ men’s meet preview here, which outlines the team’s current NCAA leaders including Cameron Auchinachie (50 free), Daniel Krueger (100 free), and Luke Hobson (500 free).

Check back in later tonight for a recap of the men’s meet.

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John
11 months ago

The Texas women have had a terrible schedule this year. Barely any meets. Bad planning, bad luck.

Wethorn
11 months ago

Men lead off with 1.23.00 in the medley, lowering their best time in the nation.

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  Wethorn
11 months ago

Wow. Grimm 20.79 👀👀

swimmer
11 months ago

So the men’s meet is scheduled for today too? Is the weather going to improve drastically before then or something?

Stan Crump
Reply to  swimmer
11 months ago

Concurrent meets. Very strange.

Noah
11 months ago

How is the mens happening but not the womens?

Dmswim
Reply to  Noah
11 months ago

I’m thinking the women want to make sure they are back in town for their senior meet on Saturday. The men don’t have another opportunity to race and if they get stuck in Dallas, they aren’t missing anything.

Greg
Reply to  Dmswim
11 months ago

Looks like it was SMU’s Senior Day 🤷‍♂️

Erik
Reply to  Noah
11 months ago

The Sterkel Classic is the University of Texas women’s team’s senior day meet and is scheduled to take place at 2:00 pm CT on February 2, 2022, at home in Austin

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