Texas' Townley Haas won his first Big 12 title in the 500-yard freestyle Thursday night. He's the best collegiate swimmer at the mid-distance free style. (Anthony Souffle/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams win at Auburn

Posted January 10th, 2019


The Texas swimming and diving teams each earned wins against Auburn in dual-meet competition Thursday in Alabama.

The top-ranked women’s team won 161-139 over No. 17 Auburn. The No. 2 men claimed a 164-131 victory over the Tigers as well.

The women took eight wins on the night, including the 400 freestyle relay. Julia Cook, Anelise Diener, Brooke Hansen and Claire Adams teamed up to win in 3 minutes, 15.95 seconds.


Cook notched three wins on the night overall. She had two individual victories in addition to the relay win. Cook won the 100 backstroke in 52.55 and the 100 freestyle in 49.10.

Evie Pfeifer also won twice for the Longhorns. She finished the 500 freestyle in 4:46.42 and the 200 individual medley in 1:59.50.

Remedy Rule won the 200 butterfly in 1:58.58 while Meghan O’Brien took the only diving victory on the night for the women, a 1-meter win with 305.25 points.

Quinn Carrozza rounded out the wins with a triumph in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:55.24.

In men’s action, the Longhorns took nine wins over the Tigers.

Jordan Windle highlighted the diving action, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter events. He scored 392.70 points in the 1-meter competition and 436.88 in the 3-meter.

John Shebat and Charlie Scheinfeld each earned two wins. They teamed up with Jacob Huerta and Tate Jackson in the 200 medley relay to win in 1:27.94. Shebat also won the 200 backstroke in 1:44.91. Scheinfeld won the 100 breaststroke in 54.69.

Townley Haas, three-time NCAA champion in the 200 freestyle, won the event in 1:36.52.

Chris Yeager (1,000 freestyle), Ryan Harty (100 backstroke) and Sam Pomajevich (200 butterfly) all came up victorious as well.

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