The Texas women’s swimming and diving team won 10 of 16 events to defeat No. 14 Texas A&M 166-134 Friday evening in College Station.
It was the Longhorns’ first victory against the Aggies since 2011 and the first career win over Texas A&M for Texas head coach Carol Capitani.
UT’s Madisyn Cox won all of the individual events she competed in, taking the 200 yard freestyle, 200 yard breaststroke and the 200 yard individual medley. Cox bested A&M’s Bethany Galat by three-tenths of a second in the breaststroke and posted the second-fastest collegiate time this season in the individual medley at 1 minute 58.22 seconds. Cox won the 200 freestyle in one minute 46.52 seconds.
“I applaud her,” Capitani said. “Madisyn has been unbelievably consistent and just unflappable ever since last year.”
Texas sophomore Rebecca Millard swept the freestyle sprint events, taking the 100 yard in 49.69 seconds and the 50 yard at 22.77 seconds. The sixth-ranked Longhorns had six swimmers win individual events.
Texas A&M opened with a win in the 200 medley relay, then Texas won five of the next six races to take a 74-57 lead. Following Texas A&M’s Madison Hudkins’ victory in the three meter diving event, the Longhorns won three straight races to go up 119-88. Texas A&M won the next three events, but Cox’s win in the 200 individual medley put Texas up 153-130. Texas closed with a victory in the 4oo yard freestyle relay.
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