Texas A&M Drops Miami, Incarnate Word

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Photo Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics

Texas A&M swimming claimed a round of wins in men’s and women’s swimming against Miami and Incarnate Word on Friday night.

Texas A&M Press Release:

The No. 15 Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team rolled to wins over Miami (Fla.) and Incarnate Word in double-dual competition at the Student Recreation Natatorium on Friday.

The Aggies beat the Hurricanes, 162.5-128.5, and downed the Cardinals, 199-93. With the wins, the Aggies moved to 4-0 on the young season and moved their home winning streak to 11 straight dating back to 2013. Overall, the Aggies improved their unbeaten streak to 26 consecutive dual meets.

The Aggies opened and closed the meet with strong victories in the 400-yard medley relay and the 200 free relay, respectively.

In the 400 medley relay, the Aggies swept the top three spots with the foursome of sophomore Lisa Bratton, junior Sycerika McMahon, junior Sarah Gibson and freshman Lexie Lupton edging-out the team of senior Claire Brandt, sophomore Jorie Caneta, sophomore Béryl Gastaldello and senior Meredith Oliver by .48 of second, 3:41.05 to 3:41.53. In the 200 free relay, the foursome of Brandt, senior Katherine Huff, sophomore Kristin Malone and Lupton touched first in a time of 1:33.91.

Leading the way individually for the Aggies was Gibson, who was the lone double-winner on the night. Gibson, from San Antonio, was victorious in the 200 free in 1:49.19 and took the win in the 500 free in 4:53.85.

Other Aggies logging victories were senior Colleen Konetzke in the 1,650 free (16:58.72), Bratton in the 100 back (54.44), McMahon in the 100 breast (1:01.48), Gastaldello in the 50 free (22.84), junior Madison Hudkins in the three-meter dive (362.35 points), Lupton in the 100 free (50.72), Brandt in the 200 back (1:58.36), sophomore Esther Gonzalez in the 200 breast (2:16.25) and sophomore Bethany Galat in the 200 IM (2:03.23).

The No. 19-ranked Texas A&M men’s swimming and diving team moved to 2-0 with a 174-114 win over Incarnate Word in dual meet action at the Student Recreation Natatorium on Friday evening.

The Aggies won 15 of 16 possible events against the Cardinals, including both relays and both diving events. Leading the way individually were five Aggies that were double winners on the night.

The Aggies opened the meet with a 10-second win in the 400-yard medley relay with the foursome of sophomore Brock Bonetti, sophomore Mauro Castillo, freshman Mateo Gonzalez and junior Jacob Gonzales touching in a time of 3:16.46. A&M closed out the night with a victory in the 200 free relay with the quartet of Gonzales, sophomore Justin Morey, junior Turker Ayar and freshman Steven Richardson finishing in 1:22.52.

Posting double individual victories for the Aggies were senior Mateo Muzek in the 200 free (1:40.67) and the 500 free (4:32.69), Bonetti in the 100 back (48.48) and 200 back (1:46.59), Castillo in the 100 breast (54.90) and 200 breast (1:58.46), freshman Mateo Gonzalez in the 200 butterfly (1:49.32) and 200 IM (1:50.33) and Gonzales in the 50 free (20.33) and 100 free (45.70).

Logging solo victories were freshman Sam Thornton in the one-meter dive (375.20), sophomore Tyler Henschel in the three-meter dive (386.55) and freshman Jose Martinez in the 100 fly (50.15). For the night, the Aggies swept at least top two spots in 10 events.

Miami Press Release:

The Miami Hurricanes split a tri-meet with Texas A&M and Incarnate Word Friday night, topping IWU 215-81 but falling to A&M by a close margin of 162.50-128.50 in College Station.

After a fifth-place finish from Miami’s entry in the 400 medley relay (3:52.00), comprised of juniors Christina Leander, Julia Schippert and Angela Algee and sophomore Rebeka Repman, junior Cameron Davis earned a third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle (17:16.38).

Leander added a second-place time of 55.93 in the 100 backstroke, while Schippert took fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.42).

Young Miami also divers impressed Friday night. Freshman Carolyn Chaney took first in the 1-meter (311.80) while freshman Marcela Maric tied for second (302.40). In the 3-meter, freshman Wally Layland took second (326.10), Chaney took third (321.25) and Maric took fourth (293.75).

Algee built momentum for Miami with the top finish in the 200 butterfly (2:02.16), while the Hurricanes captured two of the top three finishes in the 50 freestyle. Repman touched the wall in a time of 23.99 to take second, while senior captain My Fridell finished third in a time of 24.21.

Sophomore Julie Suarez earned important points for Miami with a third-place time of 52.50 in the 100 freestyle, while Leander – competing in another of her signature backstroke events – finished second in the 200 back with a time of 2:02.27.

Algee would go on to add another top finish, taking first in the 100 fly (54.85) with Fridell not far behind in second place (56.07).

Miami finished the event off with a strong time in the 200 free relay. Sophomore Ksenia Yuskova, alongside Suarez, Fridell, and Algee, ended the meet with a time of 1:35.04.

Incarnate Word Press Release:

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2 comments

  1. Habtom Gs

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  2. David Hoof

    Is that Texas Aquatic & Marine?