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

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Texas women’s swim team sweeps Florida, Indiana, Texas men defeat Gators

Posted October 22nd, 2016

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The Texas women’s swim team swept a dual meet against Florida and Indiana, and the men defeated the Gators but fell to the Hoosiers on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.

The UT women won 14 of 15 events to defeat Florida 191-85 and Indiana 168-108.

The Texas men won five events on their way to a 182-99 win against the Gators. Indiana topped Texas 161.5-119.5 and are off to a 4-0 start. The Hoosiers swept Texas and Florida on Friday. Friday’s contest was a long-course format while Saturday’s competition was a short-course design.

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Texas’ Madisyn Cox won two events, the 200 yard freestyle and 200 breaststroke, and sophomore Remedy Rule swept the butterfly races. Rule won the 100 in 54 seconds and the 200 in 1:58.04. UT’s Joanna Evans defeated the field in the long distance freestyle races, winning the 1000 yard race in 9:53.37 and the 500 in 4:49.17.

Cox edged Indiana’s Lilly King in the 200 breaststroke and won the freestyle race in 1:46.82. Cox won four events this weekend. She took the 200 meter freestyle and 200 meter breaststroke on Friday.

King, who won the gold medal in the 100 meter breaststroke at the 2016 Rio Games, won the same event Saturday in 1:01.19. UT’s Olivia Anderson placed second at 1:02.51.

UT’s Clark Smith swept the long distance freestyle events and teammate Jack Conger won both butterfly races. Smith won the 1,000 yard freestyle by nearly 10 seconds, finishing in 9 minutes 3.72 seconds, and the 500 in 4:20.33. Conger took the 200 butterfly in 1:46.59 and the 100 in 47.15 seconds.

Texas All-American Jonathan Roberts added a victory in the 200 backstroke.

 

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