Texas swimming and diving sweeps Texas A&M

Sophomore Kelly Pash won the 100- and 200-yard freestyle events to help lead the Texas women's swimming and diving teams past Texas A&M (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas swimming and diving teams swept Texas A&M Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The No. 1-ranked men’s team topped the No. 7 Aggies, 178-111, while the No. 8 UT women’s team knocked off the No. 17 A&M squad, 170-125.

The Texas women’s team won 14 of 16 events; the Texas men won 13 of 16.

Sophomore Caspar Corbeau, junior Drew Kibler and senior diver Jordan Windle each won a pair of events: Corbeau won the 100-yard breaststroke (54.37) and the 200-yard breaststroke (1:58.04), while Kibler won the 100-yard freestyle (43.83) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:34.90). Windle swept the 1-meter (438.15 points) and 3-meter (456.90) springboard events.

Seniors Alvin Jiang (100-yard butterfly), JohnThomas Larson (1,000-yard freestyle) and Sam Pomajavich (200-yard butterfly), junior Daniel Krueger (50-yard freestyle) and freshman Coby Carrozza (500-yard freestyle) also won individual events, while the Longhorns (Senior Chris Straka, junior Charles Scheinfeld, Jiang and Krueger) swept the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay, which Krueger, senior Jake Sannem, Carrozza and Kibler won in 2:55.24.

The Longhorns dominated the 1,000. Behind Larson, senior Parker Neri finished second (9:14.95) and senior Alex Zettleplaced third (9:22.28). UT was even more dominant in the 200 fly: Pomajevich touched the wall first, in 1:46.60, followed by junior Andrew Koustik (1:47.00), sophomore Jake Foster (1:47.07) and Carrozza (1:47.64).

Carrozza ran away from the field in the 500 free, winning the event in 4:22.79; teammates Larson (4:28.13) and Zettle (4:29.26) placed second and third, respectively.

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On the women’s side, sophomore Kelly Pash won the 100-yard freestyle (49.53) and 200-yard freestyle (1:46.42), while junior Julia Cook won the 100-yard backstroke (53.09) and 200-yard backstroke (1:57.96) and senior Evie Pfeifer took the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.75) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:52.83).

Freshman Anna Elendt also won a pair of events, finishing first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.82) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.85). Sophomore Bridget Semenuk (50-yard freestyle), freshman Emma Sticklen (100-yard butterfly) and freshman Bridget O'Neil (1-meter diving) also added individual victories. 

The Longhorns swept the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay.

The men’s and women’s teams return to action Nov. 12-14 at the Toyota U.S. Open in San Antonio.

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