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

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams dominate in win over Arizona

Posted January 27th, 2017


The top-ranked Texas women’s swimming team won every event as they defeated the No. 18 Arizona Wildcats 164-128 in a dual meet on Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The second-ranked UT men won 13 of 16 events as they defeated Arizona 162-121.

The women started the day with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Tasija Karosas, Madisyn Cox, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard won the race in 1 minute, 38.79 seconds.

Cox also won the 200 freestyle in 1:45.93 and the 500 freestyle in 4:44.78. She finished her day with three individual wins by taking the 200 individual medley in 1:56.64.


Joanna Evans added a win in the 1,000 freestyle for Texas before Karosas won her 100 backstroke event in 53.62. Karosas also won the 200 backstroke in 1:56.23.

Jordan Surhoff won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.76. Olivia Anderson finished the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.95 for first place.

Lauren Case took the 200 butterfly in 1:58.16.

Millard’s time of 22.61 was good enough for first place in the 50 freestyle. She won the 100 freestyle just a few minutes later with a time of 48.78.

Meghan O’Brien swept the diving events, winning the one-meter diving event with 316.80 points and the three-meter event with 360.90 points.

The Longhorns finished the night with a 400 freestyle relay win in 3:19.90.

On the men’s side, John Shebat, Will Licon, Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger teamed up to take the 200 medley relay in 1:27.17.

Townley Haas won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:21.22 before Clark Smith took the 200 freestyle in 1:37.09.

Licon finished the 100 breaststroke in 53.31 for first place.

Conger and Schooling each notched wins in the sprint freestyle races. Conger finished the 50 in 19.91 while Schooling won the 100 in 43.49. Schooling took another win in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.64.

Shebat also won the 200 IM in 1:48.36.

Jonathan Roberts won the 200 backstroke in 2:01.60, though he rarely swims the event.

Texas won both diving events as Grayson Campbell took the three-meters with 436.88 points while Mark Anderson won the one-meter event with 393.90 points.

The men also won the 400 freestyle relay to cap the night. P.J. Dunne, Roberts, Licon and Schooling finished the race in 2:57.77.

The Texas swimming and diving teams host Arizona for an exhibition meet Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Coverage can be seen on the Longhorn Network.

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