Texas women's swimmer Madisyn Cox. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Longhorns swimming and diving teams defeat Georgia in Athens

Posted January 14th, 2017


The Texas women’s swimming and diving team broke Georgia’s 103-meet home winning streak with a 171-124 victory Saturday. On the men’s side, the No. 2 Longhorns won the first 14 events to top No. 7 Georgia 180-114.

The fifth-ranked Longhorns handed the No. 2 Lady Bulldogs their first loss in Athens since 1995 by taking an early lead with a 200-yard medley relay win and never looking back.

“What a big day for Texas,” Longhorns head coach Carol Capitani said. “This is a very special team, and I couldn’t be more proud of this group of young women. I spent a long time at Georgia, and it has shaped the way I think and coach.”


Capitani was an assistant at Georgia before she left in 2012 to join Texas.

Tasija Karosas, Madisyn Cox, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard took the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 37.70 seconds to kick off the day.

Cox won all three of her individual races, beginning with the 200 freestyle in 1:45.28. Her second win came in the 200 breaststroke in 2:09.56. Her final win was the biggest, a 4-second win in the 200 individual medley at 1:57.26.

UT’s Joanna Evans won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:46.40, and teammate Olivia Anderson won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.85.

Millard won the 50 (22.53) and 100 (48.83) freestyle. Rule swept the butterfly.

Texas’ Alison Gibson swept the diving.

For the men, John Shebat, Will Licon, Joseph Schooling and Brett Ringgold won the 200 medley relay by more than 2 seconds to open the meet.

Clark Smith won the 500 and 1,000, and Mark Anderson swept the diving competition. Licon and Jack Conger each had two individual wins, and Shebat, Schooling, Ringgold and Townley Haas each won one event.

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