Video: 400 Free Relay Breaks Streak for Aggies

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

February 01st, 2010 College

As we reported in our top 25 wrap-ups article, the no.19 Texas A&M Aggies beat the no. 23 SMU Mustangs after having lost the previous 4 meets:

For the second straight year, this match-up of old Southwest Conference Rivals came down to the final relay, but this time it was the Aggies who came out on top, 119-118. The Aggie relay combination of Balazs Malkany, John Dalton, Casey Strange, and Boris Loncaric hit the wall first in 2:59.70. SMU still had a chance until the A&M ‘B’ Relay finished third in 3:05.17, just .41 seconds ahead of SMU’s ‘B’ relay to seal the meet. A&M diver Henry Stevens also put in a heroic performance, and was the only Aggie diver left standing at the end of the meet. Sophomore Blake Ferguson took a hard fall and was knocked out of the meet, and All-Americans Cam McLean and Grant Nel were representing their home nations in international competition. Stevens finished second to SMU’s Matthew Culbertson in both diving disciplines to win much-needed points for the Aggies.

The lead changed during the meet 5 times in 13 events.

We now have a video of this final relay. It was a great finish to a great meet in a great rivalry series.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder/co-owner of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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