The Texas women’s swimming and diving team defeated Texas A&M 151.5-148.5 while the men fell to the Aggies 158-142 in a dual meet in College Station.
The No. 2 Longhorns trailed before a 400-yard freestyle win lifted the women’s team to the win. Claire Adams, Brooke Hansen, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard took the relay win in 3:15.46.
Alison Gibson and Meghan O’Brien started the meet with a 1-2 finish in the three-meter diving competition. Gibson scored 329.33 points while O’Brien checked in with 327.30.
Texas A&M, ranked fifth in the nation, won the 200 medley relay but Texas rebounded with a win in the 1,000 freestyle. Joanna Evans finished in 9:44.53. Evie Pfeifer took second in 9:49.03. Evans also won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.72. She made it three event victories with a 4:53.32 finish in the 500 freestyle.
Adams finished the 100 backstroke in 52.92 to tie for first.
Rule won the 200 butterfly in 1:55.79.
Murphy Bromberg won the one-meter diving event with 296.40 points.
After the Aggies took the top three spots in the 400 individual medley, setting up a winner-take-all final event.
On the men’s side, the No. 5 Longhorns won seven events but it wasn’t enough against the No. 11 Aggies.
Jonathan Roberts won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:15.81.
Townley Haas led a three-person charge in the 200 freestyle. Haas took the win in 1:38.35 while Jeff Newkirk finished second and Jacob Huerta took third.
John Shebat won the 100 butterfly in 48.29 while Jordan Windle won the three-meter diving competition with 420.68 points.
The men finished the meet with a 400 freestyle relay win. Brett Ringgold Tate Jackson, Huerta and Haas finished the race in 2:55.85.
The Texas women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams will next take on NC State Friday on the road.