AUSTIN, Texas — The No. 1 University of Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving team posted a 170-115 victory against SMU on Friday afternoon at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The Longhorns (2-0) won 14 of the 16 events during the dual meet.
Prior to the meet, Texas recognized nine student-athletes as part of ‘Senior Day’ ceremonies. The senior class of Luke Bowman, Alvin Jiang, Austin Katz, JohnThomas Larson, Parker Neri, Sam Pomajevich, Jake Sannem, Chris Staka and Jordan Windle have produced one NCAA Championship, a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship and three-consecutive Big 12 Conference titles. They have combined to garner 31 All-America honors, four honorable mention All-America honors and 19 Big 12 individual or relay titles.
Jordan Windle swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, and junior Alex Zettle won the 1,000-yard freestyle while posting the third-fastest time in the nation this season (8:48.39). Three Texas seniors captured individual swimming victories on the afternoon, including Alvin Jiang (50-yard freestyle), Austin Katz (200-yard backstroke) and JohnThomas Larson (500-yard freestyle).
Freshman Zac Van Zandt (200-yard freestyle), junior Drew Kibler (100-yard backstroke), freshman Carson Foster (200-yard butterfly), junior Daniel Krueger (100-yard freestyle), junior Halvor Borgstroem (100-yard butterfly) and sophomore Jake Foster (200-yard individual medley) added individual wins. The Longhorns also swept the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay events.
- The Longhorns opened the meet by taking the top two spots in the 200-yard medley relay. The Texas ‘A’ team of Alvin Jiang, sophomore Caspar Corbeau, Chris Staka and junior Daniel Krueger claimed the win in a time of 1:25.45.
- UT swept the top four spots in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Junior Alex Zettle earned the victory (8:48.39) and was followed by sophomore Jake Foster (8:54.95) in second. Zettle’s time marked the third-fastest in the nation this year, while Foster’s effort is the seventh-fastest in the country.
- Freshman Zac Van Zandt captured the win in the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:37.11.
- The Longhorns swept the top four places in the 100-yard backstroke. Junior Drew Kibler claimed victory in a time of 47.15 and was followed by sophomore Peter Larson (48.62), Luke Bowman (48.99) and junior Braden Vines (49.46).
- Junior Halvor Borgstroem finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.43), while junior Andrew Couchon placed fourth (54.81).
- Texas claimed the top four spots in the 200-yard butterfly. Freshman Carson Foster took the win (1:43.06) and was followed by junior Andrew Koustik (1:43.61), Sam Pomajevich (1:43.81) and sophomore Ethan Harder (1:45.55).
- Alvin Jiang won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 19.48, while Caspar Corbeau placed second (19.97).
- Jordan Windle captured the 1-meter diving title with a score of 431.79, while freshman Noah Duperre finished second (391.35).
- Daniel Krueger claimed victory in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 43.42, while Chris Staka took second (43.93).
- Austin Katz earned the win in the 200-yard backstroke (1:40.89). This marked the eighth-fastest time in the nation this season. Freshman Coby Carrozza placed second (1:45.82).
- Carson Foster placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:56.56.
- Texas swept the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle. JohnThomas Larson claimed the win in a time of 4:19.40 and was followed by Sam Pomajevich (4:28.74) and freshman Matthew Tannenberger (4:32.46).
- Halvor Borgstroem claimed the win in the 100-yard butterfly (48.49), and Braden Vines placed second (48.64).
- The Longhorns swept the top four spots in the 3-meter diving competition. Jordan Windle captured the title with a score of 450.68. Sophomore Andrew Harness placed second (421.13) and was followed by Noah Duperre (420.83) and junior Andrew Gawin-Parigini (407.33).
- Jake Foster recorded the top time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:44.50), and Caspar Corbeau registered the second-fastest time in the event (1:45.51).
- The Texas ‘A’ quartet of Peter Larson, Coby Carrozza, Ethan Harder and Andrew Couchon swam the fastest time in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:20.51).
The Longhorns return to action on Feb. 19-21 (Friday-Sunday) at the Big 12 Conference Diving Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center. UT will also serve as the host for the Big 12 Conference Swimming Championships on Feb. 24-27 (Wednesday-Saturday).