No. 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving tops SMU, 170-115


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.

Meet Highlights

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).





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