Texas vs. Virginia Dual Meet — Day Two Live Recap

TEXAS VS. VIRGINIA

  • November 4-5, 2022
  • SCY (25 Yards)
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, Texas
  • Live Results or under “Texas Men & Women vs. UVA SATURDAY” on MeetMobile
  • Day One Full Results

We’re back at it again with another live recap of the Texas-Virginia dual meet. After Texas beat Virginia 171-159 in last night’s combined dual meet, today’s session will be scored separately, and there will be declared winners on both the men’s and women’s side.

Friday’s meet came with a lot of jam-packed sprinting action, which included Gretchen Walsh swimming the fastest 100 IM in history and going 21.16 in the 50 free, Caspar Corbeau demonstrating his versatility by splitting 20.08 on the 200 medley relay in addition to swimming a 51.30 in the breast and 47.78 in the 100 IM, Kelly Pash becoming the first woman to break 1:45 in the 200 free this season, three women getting under 59 seconds in the 100 breast, the Texas men putting up the top 200 medley relay time in the nation, and more. Today’s session will be focused more on the longer-distance events, with many 200-stroke races coming up.

Like yesterday, the men are suited and the women are not.

Follow along here at SwimSwam as we try our best to provide maximum coverage of a meet without a livestream.

WOMEN’s 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 3:31.38
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 3:33.54

Top 3:

  1. Texas ‘A’ Relay — 3:33.51
  2. Texas ‘B’ Relay — 3:35.39
  3. Virginia ‘B’ Relay — 3:36.45

The Texas ‘A’ relay of Emma Sticklen (53.72), Anna Elendt (59.10), Dakota Luther (52.52), and Kelly Pash (48.17) won this relay by nearly two seconds, beating out the Texas ‘B’ relay of Olivia Bray (53.61), Lydia Jacoby (58.79), Grace Cooper (53.82), and Bridget Semenuk (49.17).

Virginia’s ‘A’  and ‘C’ relay relay were both DQed, so their highest-placing relay was their ‘B’ relay of Reilly Tiltmann (53.37), Emma Weber (1:00.21), Lexi Cuomo (53.52), and Carly Novelline (49.35) that touched third.

UPDATE: Gretchen Walsh (50.60), Kate Douglass (59.02), Alex Walsh (51.75), and Maxine Parker (49.33) combined for a time of 3:30.70 that would have won this relay by nearly three seconds, but Douglass had a -0.07 reaction time and caused the team to be DQed. Walsh’s leadoff time of 50.60 beats out Maggie MacNeil’s 51.10 as the fastest someone has gone in the 100 back this year, and also makes her the first woman to break 51 seconds this year.

The ‘C’ relay was DQed because Zoe Skirboll had a -0.04 reaction time on anchor.

MEN’S 400 MEDLEY RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 3:04.95
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 3:06.84

Top 3:

  1. Texas ‘A’ Relay — 3:05.89
  2. Virginia ‘A’ Relay — 3:06.33
  3. Virginia ‘B’ Relay — 3:10.56

Texas made it a medley relay sweep when Carson Foster (46.27), Caspar Corbeau (51.05), Cole Crane (46.96), and Danny Krueger (41.61) won the men’s 400 medley relay in a time of 3:05.89. Behind them was Virginia’s Jack Aikins (47.43), Noah Nichols (51.34), Josh Fong (46.15), and Matt King (41.41), who were second in 3:06.84.

Texas and Virginia now have the two fastest 400 medley relay times in the country this season.

Another notable split was a 42.22 anchor from Peter Larson on the Texas ‘B’ relay, which indicates that he could be a key component on the Texas sprint free relays this year.

WOMEN’S 1000 FREE

Top 3:

  1. Erica Sullivan, Texas — 9:51.24
  2. Maddie Donohoe, Virginia — 9:53.16
  3. Sophia Knapp, Virginia — 9:53.73

Erica Sullivan won the women’s 1000 free comfortably, less than two seconds off her season-best time of 9:49.64 from two weeks ago. She held 29-highs and 30-lows the entire race, and then dropped a 28.39 closing split to finish off the race.

There was a battle for second and third between Virginia teammates Maddie Donohoe and Sophia Knapp, with Donohoe out-touching Knapp by just a few tenths. Donohoe and Knapp went 9:58.87 and 10:05.61 respectively at the UVA-UF meet, so they both set huge season-bests this week.

Claire Tuggle, who was Virginia’s highest placer at the UVA-UF meet (9:56.52), was fourth today in 10:00.10.

Score Update: Texas 25, Virginia 11

MEN’S 1000 FREE

Top 3: 

  1. David Johnston, Texas — 8:46.06
  2. Alec Enyeart, Texas — 8:53.84
  3. Sasha Lyubavskiy, Texas — 9:15.25

The Longhorns were absolutely dominant in this race, sweeping the top three. They were led by David Johnston, who put up a massive 8:46.06 that’s around two seconds off his personal best of 8:43.96. He’s now the first swimmer to get under the 8:50 mark in bona fide competition, and the fastest in the country by over four seconds.

Behind Johnston was Alec Enyeart, who put up a solid 8:53.84 for second. His season-best is the 8:50.62 he swam at the Texas-TCU dual meet. Finishing in third was Sasha Lyubavskiy, a freshman coming internationally from Russia. His 9:15.25 was just under a second slower than his best time of 9:14.26 from the Texas-TCU meet.

Virginia’s highest placer was Peter Thompson, who was fourth in a time of 9:17.29.

Score Update: Texas 27, Virginia 9

WOMEN’S 200 IM

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:53.66
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:59.56
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:56.85

Top 3:

  1. Alex Walsh, Virginia — 1:56.59
  2. Ella Nelson, Virginia — 1:57.55
  3. Kelly Pash, Texas — 1:57.75

Alex Walsh, the queen of the 200 IM, split 25.43/28.58/33.93/28.65 en route to winning this event by nearly a second to go 1:56.59. She beats out Isabelle Odgers‘ 1:56.88 to become the fastest performer in the country this season.

There was a close race for second between Virginia’s Ella Nelson and Texas’s Kelly Pash. Pash got out to an early lead and was winning by around four-tenths at the halfway mark, but Nelson outsplit Pash 34.06 to 34.82 on breaststroke to overtake her. Despite Pash closing in 27.44, Nelson’s free leg of 27.61 was just enough to keep Pash from passing her.

Nelson and Pash are now the second and third-fastest performers this year respectively.

Score Update: Texas 29, Virginia 26

MEN’S 200 IM

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:41.22
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:46.52
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:43.36

Top 3:

  1. Jake Foster, Texas — 1:44.06
  2. Sean Conway, Virginia — 1:47.15
  3. Kamal Muhammad, Virginia — 1:47.31

Jake Foster took control of this race, splitting 22.43/26.56/29.33/25.74 posting a season-best time of 1:44.06 and beating out his SMU Classic mark of 1:44.78. He is now the fourth-fastest performer this season behind Carson Foster, Leon Marchand and Baylor Nelson.

In second over three seconds behind was Virginia’s Sean Conway, who posted a 1:47.15. Behind him was his teammate Kamal Muhammad, who opened with a 22.46 fly and 26.17 and was actually leading Foster at the halfway mark, but ended up falling to third. Both Conway and Muhammad were faster than their times of 1:50.19 and 1:47.49 respectively from the UVA-UF meet.

Score Update: Texas 39, Virginia 16

WOMEN’S 200 BACK

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:50.50
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:57.07
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:53.97

Top 3:

  1. Reilly Tiltmann, Virginia — 1:55.16
  2. Olivia Bray, Texas — 1:55.88
  3. Ella Bathurst, Virginia — 1:57.47

Reilly Tiltmann won the 200 back for Virginia in a time of 1:55.16, crushing her season-best of 1:56.87 to become the seventh-fastest performer of the 2022-23 season. She had pretty consistent splitting, going 27.38/29/15/29.54/29.09 and having the fastest final 50 of the field by over a second.

Olivia Bray was second to Tiltmann and paced her race very differently, going 27.02/29.02/29.43/30.34 and getting progressively slower with every 50. Her time of 1;55.88 was a new season-best by over three seconds.

In third was Ella Bathurst, who clocked a 1:57.47. She was a few tenths faster than the 1;58.09 she went at the UVA-UF meet.

Score Update: Texas 49, Virginia 44

MEN’S 200 BACK

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:39.13
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:44.82
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:40.92

Top 3:

  1. Carson Foster, Texas — 1:40.79
  2. Jack Aikins, Virginia — 1:42.90
  3. Will Cole, Virginia — 1:44.35

In one of the fastest events of the meet so far, Carson Foster was leading from start to finish, setting a time of 1:40.79 that beats out his 1:40.90 from the SMU classic as the fastest time in the nation this year. Jack Aikins posted a formidable 1:42.90 for second, as he swam substantially faster than the 1:46.06 he went against Florida. In fact, this is the fastest Aikins has ever been in a non-championship competition.

Aikins is now the sixth-fastest performer of the 2022-23 NCAA season.

Finishing in third was Virginia’s Will Cole, who went 1:44.35. A few tenths behind him was Texas’s Chris O’Connor who was fourth in 1:44.75.

Score Update: Texas 67, Virginia 25

WOMEN’S 100 FREE

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 47.18
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 49.44
  • 2022 Invite Time: 48.44

Top 3:

  1. Gretchen Walsh, Virginia — 47.11
  2. Maxine Parker, Virginia — 48.95
  3. Kate Douglass, Virginia — 49.48

Virginia went 1-2-3 to take the lead over Texas for the first time today in one of their marquee events, the 100 free. Gretchen Walsh once again clocked a mind-boggling time, swimming a 47.11 that would have been fourth at NCAAs last year. She now overtakes MacNeil’s 47.43 from September to become the fastest in the country this season, and now owns the nation’s top time in four events (if her 100 back leadoff counts).

In second was Maxine Parker, who posted a 48.95 was a bit slower than her 48.49 from the UVA-UF meet. She notably beat her teammate Kate Douglass by a significant margin. Douglass was third in 49.48, well off her season-best of 47.49.

Score Update: Virginia 60, Texas 52

MEN’S 100 FREE

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 41.64
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 43.59
  • 2022 Invite Time: 42.34

Top 3:

  1. Matt King, Virginia — 42.46
  2. Danny Krueger, Texas — 42.50
  3. Matt Brownstead, Virginia — 43.10

Matt King showed off his consistency today by winning the 100 free in 42.46, tying his season-best from two weeks ago which stands as the second-fastest time in the country this year. He was in a close race with Danny Krueger, who finished just four-tenths behind in 42.50 and beat out his season-best time of 42.69.

Krueger had been leading at the halfway mark, opening in 20.54 compared to King’s 20.63, but King went 21.83 on his back half versus Krueger’s 21,96 to take the win.

Matt Brownstead finished third with a time of 43.10, significantly faster than the 44.47 he went at the UVA-UF meet.

Score Update: Texas 72, Virginia 39

WOMEN’S 200 FLY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:52.86
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:59.23
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:56.14

Top 3:

  1. Dakota Luther, Texas — 1:53.83
  2. Kelly Pash, Texas — 1:54.38
  3. Alex Walsh, Virginia — 1:55.63

This stacked women’s 200 fly race with five NCAA All-Americans did not disappoint. Dakota Luther posted a 1:53.83 for the win, beating out her 1:55.23 from two weeks ago and becoming the first woman to break both the 1:55 and 1:54 barriers this season. In fact, her time would have scored at NCAAs last year.

Luther’s teammate Kelly Pash took second with a 1:54.38—also a time worthy of scoring at NCAAs. She is now the second-fastest performer of the 2022-23 season.

Virginia’s Alex Walsh was third with a 1:55.63, making her now the #3 performer of the year. NCAA finalists Abby Harter and Emma Sticklen were fourth and fifth with times of 1:56.93 and 1;57.27 respectively.

Score Update: Texas 66, Virginia 65

MEN’S 200 FLY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:40.20
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut:  1:46.31
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:42.42

Top 3:

  1. Cole Crane, Texas — 1:45.76
  2. Coby Carozza, Texas — 1:45.88
  3. Luke Hobson, Texas — 1:45.99

This was yet again another event where Texas swept the podium, as Cole Crane, Coby Carozza, and Luke Hobson went 1-2-3 and all dipped under 1:46.

Hobson was leading at the halfway point, flipping in 50.61, but Crane and Carozza passed him as he fell to third. Carozza notably had a strong closing split of 26.95, making him the only swimmer in the field to have a sub-27 last 50. Hobson, who doesn’t typically swim the 200 fly, reset his best time of 1:46.03 from back in 2019.

Virginia’s fastest swimmer in this race was Josh Fong, who was fourth in 1;46.00.

Score Update: Texas 88, Virginia 42

WOMEN’S 200 BREAST

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 2:06.18
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 2:13.89
  • 2022 Invite Time: 2:09.15

Top 3:

  1. Lydia Jacoby, Texas — 2:09.19
  2. Ella Nelson, Virginia — 2:10.19
  3. Kate Douglass, Virginia — 2:10.90

Lydia Jacoby pulled off a win against three of the top four 200 breaststroke finishers at NCAAs last year, going 2:09.19 to set the second-fastest time in the nation. Finishing in second was Ella Nelson, who went a 2:10.19 and is now the fourth-fastest performer in the nation.

Defending NCAA champion and American record holder Kate Douglass was third with a 2:10.90. She split 29.53/32.90/34.71/33.76 and had a particularly slow third 50, but came back on her last lap to pass Anna Elendt. Elendt went 2:11.16 for fourth.

Score Update: Texas 93, Virginia 76

MEN’S 200 BREAST

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:51.54
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:57.95
  • 2022 Invite Time: 1:53.23

Top 3:

  1. Caspar Corbeau, Texas — 1:52.77 (EXH)
  2. Noah Nichols, Virginia — 1:53.74
  3. Max Iida, Virginia — 1:54.48

Caspar Corbeau won the 200 breast by nearly a second, but he swam exhibition, his 1:52.77 didn’t count towards scoring. He now has the fastest time in the country this year, overtaking Chris O’Grady’s 1:52.83 from the USC invite.

In second was Noah Nichols, who crushed his season best of 1:55.00 to go 1;53.74. He is now the #3-ranked swimmer in the NCAA by nearly a second. Finishing behind him in third was Max Iida, whose 1:54.48 n0w ranks him #4. In fact, he was less than a second off his best time of 1:53.77 from the UNC last chance meet last year.

Score Update: Texas 104, Virginia 60

WOMEN’S 200 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:28.43
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:29.21

Top 3:

  1. Virginia ‘B’ Relay — 1;28.34/Virginia ‘A’ Relay — 1:28.34
  2. None
  3. Texas ‘A’ Relay — 1:29.95

The Virginia ‘A’ and ‘B’ relays tied in the final women’s event of the day, with both teams getting under the NCAA ‘A’ cut. Gretchen Walsh (21.34), Carly Novelline (22.44), Lexi Cuomo (21.96), and Reilly Tiltmann (22.60) composed of the ‘A’ relay, whereas Maxine Parker (22.38), Alex Walsh (21.84), Zoe Skirboll (22.61), Kate Douglass (21.51) were on the ‘B’ relay.

Walsh’s leadoff time of 21.38 is the second-fastest 50 free time swam this season, just behind her 21.16 from last night.

The Texas ‘A’ relay of Bridget Semenuk (22.70), Kelly Pash (22.06), Grace Cooper (22.52), and Kyla Leibel (22.67) were third in 1:29.95.

Score Update: Texas 95, Virginia 91

MEN’S 200 FREE RELAY

  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 1:16.80
  • NCAA ‘B’ Cut: 1:17.58

Top 3:

  1. Virginia ‘A’ Relay — 1:17.17
  2. Texas ‘A’ Relay — 1:18.97 (EXH)
  3. Virginia ‘B’ Relay — 1:19.81

The American record holders in this relay won comfortably, as Matt Brownstead (19.77), Matt King (19.15), Jack Aikins (19.18), and August Lamb (19.07) took first by over a second and clocked the ffastest time in the country.

Second place belonged to Texas’s ‘A’ relay, which swam exhibition. Danny Krueger (19.62), Peter Larson (20.08), Luke Hobson (19.87), and Caspar Corbeau (19.40) combined for a 1:18.97.

Score Update: Texas 104, Virginia 75

FINAL SCORES:

Women: Texas 95, Virginia 91

Men: Texas 104, Virginia 75

As expected, the Texas men beat the Virginia men by a significant amount. However, the Virginia women were upset by the Texas women, who handed the Cavaliers their first dual meet loss since October 2019. Obviously, the meet format favored Texas, as diving and more longer distance events were contested. Plus, Virginia having two of their 400 medley relays being DQed most definitely hurt their cause. However, it was still an incredible performance at home from the Longhorns, who showed that their runner-up finish from last year was not a fluke.

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Tea rex
2 months ago

Sounds like a great meet.
Personally, if I have to FLY to a meet, I’d want to wear my fastest suit. If it’s cost, the plane ticket /hotel probably cost more than a suit. Otherwise it’s a weird pride thing to intentionally swim slower than you can in season.
Not surprised the home team won.
Was Douglass not feeling well today?

WestCoastRefugee
2 months ago

Score doesn’t tell the story of this meet (at least for the Ladies). Several swims from the UVA ladies, all of GW’s swims along with several others of the team were the equivalent of a pre-emptive strike for March. IMO, GW put the NCAA on notice..she’s out for blood. Lets play a game where both the A and B 200 FR relay for the same team hit A cuts, however the leadoff on one of those teams (GW) had the fastest split including the rolling starts…all in a practice suit…I would like to know if that has ever happened. That’s downright NASTY

Last edited 2 months ago by WestCoastRefugee
MIKE IN DALLAS
2 months ago

Virginia impaled upon the twin longhorns of the men’s & women’s teams!
now, THAT is impressive. . . . . .

Swimmer
Reply to  MIKE IN DALLAS
2 months ago

Dual meets don’t matter according to the Texas fan base

swam3
Reply to  Swimmer
2 months ago

The Texas fan base turnout at this DUAL MEET would disagree

Ghost
Reply to  swam3
2 months ago

Wow 800+ spectators! Amazing! Probably same for an age group meet held at Swim Center!

Chachi
Reply to  Ghost
2 months ago

These are spectators, not your mom with your juice box and a dry towel for you after your DQ in the 50 back…

Joel Lin
Reply to  Swimmer
2 months ago

Shouldn’t matter one bit to anyone. March matters. That written, this was an epic dual meet with a number of fabulous swims for both the men & women from both Texas & Virginia. A very entertaining and high energy event. I hope these 2 schools keep this fall dual meet going every year.

Christopher DeBari
2 months ago

G Walsh is swimmin DIRRRRTY

Octavio Gupta
2 months ago

Texas rules UVA drools

PancakeLover
2 months ago

UVA’s A relay went 1.17.17 not .60.

Cheeky boy
2 months ago

Why do both teams exhibition races on men and women?

Swam7
Reply to  Cheeky boy
2 months ago

to make scores closer. So Texas men were going to win so they exhibition the last few races to make the scores closer. Women’s was a race was much closer and an actual race so few exhibitions here I think. A dumb swimming thing in my opinion- few others sports are like “yeah we feel bad for beating other 18-23 year olds, lets make the scores closer.”

Last edited 2 months ago by Swam7
Meathead
2 months ago

47.1 for GWalsh after a 46.2 relay. If she’s 47.1 flat probably can get down to 45.9 on a relay. I realize yesterday wasn’t much of a race for her

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