Watch: Foster’s 3:35, Kibler’s 4:08, Other Videos from Texas First Chance Meet

by Robert Gibbs 28

October 16th, 2020 Big 12, College, News, SEC

Texas, Texas A&M, Southern Methodist University

  • October 16-17, 2020
  • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX
  • 25 yards
  • Unscored
  • Live Results (Also on Meet Mobile as “2020 ST TEX First Chance Meet”)
  • Day 1 Results

While this weekend’s meet between Texas, Texas A&M, and Southern Methodist men isn’t the only college swimming happening this weekend, it’s shaping up to be the fastest event, as we’re expecting many swimmers to be suited up and chasing after early NCAA cuts.

Assuming we’re able to get live results, we’ll keep you updated with event-by-event results and analysis this evening.

100 Back

  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 44.40
  2. Alvin Jiang, Texas – 45.92
  3. Chris Staka, Texas – 48.21

Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas put up a statement swim early, blasting a 44.40 that shaved 0.08s off of his lifetime best and established a new Aggie record. Casas still ranks #9 all-time in the event. Texas senior Alvin Jiang was about a second shy of his lifetime best of 44.95, but his time of 45.92 is still faster than the 46.2 it took to qualify for NCAAs in this event last year.

100 Breast

  1. Caspar Corbeau, Texas – 51.96
  2. Andres Puente, Texas A&M – 52.55
  3. Charlie Scheinfeld, Texas – 53.32

Texas sophomore Caspar Corbeau paced the field with a 51.96, about half a second off his lifetime best from last November. Corbeau would’ve been seeded 8th in this event with a 51.46 had the 2020 NCAA Championships happened. The Aggies’ Andres Puente took 2nd with a 52.55, right about the time it took to qualify for the 2020 NCAAs, and about three-tenths of a second shy of his lifetime best.

200 Fly

  1. Sam Pomajevich, Texas – 1:42.93
  2. Coby Carrozza, Texas – 1:43.37
  3. Ethan Harder, Texas – 1:43.78

The Longhorns swept the top 5 spots in this event, led by senior Sam Pomajevich with a time of 1:42.93. Pomajevich’s lifetime best of 1:39.35 from last season puts him in the top ten all-time in this event. Freshman Coby Carrozza knocked nearly an entire second off of his previous lifetime best of 1:44.28, taking 2nd in 1:43.37, putting him within a couple of tenths of what it took to make NCAAs last season. Sophomore Ethan Harder focused primarily on the 200 back last season, but his time of 1:43.78 is just a few tenths slower than his lifetime best of 1:43.51.

50 Free

  1. Daniel Krueger, Texas – 19.16
  2. Kaloyan Bratanov, Texas A&M – 19.86
  3. Jake Sannem, Texas – 20.09

Texas kept the win streak going thanks to junior Daniel Krueger, whose time of 19.16 gives him a new personal best by 0.03s. Aggie Kaloyan Bratanov was the only other man under 20.0, touching in 19.86, less than a tenth of a second slower than best time of 19.78. We didn’t see much of Jake Sannem last season, but he took 3rd here with a 20.09.

500 Free

  1. Drew Kibler, Texas – 4:08.26
  2. JohnThomas Larson, Texas – 4:15.80
  3. Mark Theall, Texas A&M – 4:20.01

Longhorn junior Drew Kibler moved up to #4 all-time in this event, lowering his personal best by nearly three seconds with his time of 4:08.26. Kibler’s previous best of 4:11.19 came from last year’s Minnesota Invite.

Place Swimmer Time
1 Kieran Smith 4:06.32
2 Zane Grothe 4:07.25
3 Townley Haas 4:08.19
4 Drew Kibler 4:08.26
5 Clark Smith 4:08.42
6 Peter Vanderkaay 4:08.54
7 Tom Dolan 4:08.75
8 Jean Basson 4:08.92
9 Felix Auboeck 4:08.95
10 Anton Ipsen 4:09.13


400 IM

  1. Carson Foster, Texas – 3:35.27
  2. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 3:38.22
  3. Jake Foster, Texas – 3:43.30

While there was some fast swimming up to this point, this may have been the marquee event of the evening, as Casas was in lane 4, flanked by the Foster brothers. Casas touched just ahead of Foster at the first 50, but Foster quickly took over from there, and by the time the dust had settled, he’d touched the wall first, obliterating the Texas school record and the 17-18 National Age Group record, and moving to #2 all-time, with his time of 3:35.27.

Casas took 2nd in 3:38.22, his 2nd-fastest swim ever, while Texas sophomore Jake Foster finished 3rd in 3:43.30, his 4th-fastest time ever.

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2 years ago

Thank you for sharing these race videos. These are very special swims. Congratulations swimmers! Truly amazing!

2 years ago

Where happy Jake Sannem is swimming. Where is  Matthew Willenbring?

Reply to  PsychoDad
2 years ago

I wonder If there are some guys that elected to rest and throw down QT’s right now and other who are going to wait for potential invites or conference champ meets. Could depend on how much of a base they were able to get/keep the last 7 months

2 years ago

Welp, it is 2020. Not gonna even try to expect what happens this year. But holy shit Carson you are just a freshman no need to destroy everyone your first year!

2 years ago

Foster is the prohibitive favorite to win the IMs at trials and could definitely be in the hunt for a medal at OGs

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

He has a great shot to qualify in the 200 IM with his 1:57, and 4:13 puts him in range for the 400 as well. Prohibitive favorite seems a bit exaggerated though

Reply to  DMacNCheez
2 years ago

He did that last year and gets 2 years to develop, with a good majority of that time training under Reese

Reply to  DMacNCheez
2 years ago

I think I agree with DMacNCheez. This is a great swim no doubt. But “prohibitive” favorite is like…Ledecky in the 800 free. I don’t think Carson has reached that status yet.

Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

Carson has already proven his SC times translate to the big pool without any issues,

The stimulator says that is a 4:07 so that’s a bit aggressive but I’d say you will see him in Tokyo in both IMs and the 200 free relay if this is any indication

Still has 9 months with eddie

2 years ago

When the Foster brothers are in the same heat, I’d recommend not using their last names. I feel like we’re going to end up with a paragraph one of these days like

“Foster and Foster faced off in the 200 IM yesterday. Foster had the lead after the first 50, but Foster reestablished himself on the back leg. Foster then reeled in Foster on the breast leg, only for Foster to pass him on the free leg. Foster finished at a 3:36 while Foster finished at a 3:37”

Reply to  PVSFree
2 years ago

Those are awfully slow times for a college-level 200 IM.

Michael Andrew Wilson
2 years ago

Kibler was 1:30.8 and 4:11 at 2019 invite. Seems like there’s a decent chance he might go 1:29 along with 4:08.

Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
2 years ago

This seems reasonable

2 years ago

Imagine going 4:08 in the 500 but that still won’t win NCAAs

Reply to  Swammer
2 years ago

Imagine going 4:08 during Rocktober.

Konner Scott
2 years ago

WHAT. Imagine going 3:38 in a dual meet and getting bodied.

Reply to  Konner Scott
2 years ago

There were 3 teams at the meet. I’m so sorry.

Konner Scott
Reply to  swimfan210_
2 years ago

Don’t apologize for me being wrong!

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