Site: Austin, TX
Dates: Jan. 14, 2006
Time: 2 p.m.
Rankings (CollegeSwimming.com): #6 Texas vs. #12 Georgia
Host: University of Texas
Parking advisory: On Saturday afternoon, the University of Texas women's and men's swimming and diving teams as well as the men's and women's basketball teams will all be hosting simultaneous events starting approximately at 11 a.m. in the Texas Swimming and Diving Center and at noon in the Erwin Center.
Parking for the swimming events will be available for free on San Jacinto, on a first come first serve basis (please read all posted signage).
Use of the Trinity parking garage and surface lot parking (Lots 99 & 70) on campus are available for $8.00 per car.
Parking lot 80 will not be available for parking on either day during the men's and women's swimming and diving meets.
Last Year's Meet: The seventh-ranked men's squad came out with a 152.5-147.5 win. Texas got off to a fast start winning the first event, the 200-yard medley relay in 1:30.13.
After Georgia's Robert Margalis captured the mile, Matthew McGinnis and Andrew Davidson (Mt. Juliet, Tenn.) and Schurr swept the next three events. McGinnis clocked an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:37.58 to win the 200-yard freestyle, Davidson edged out Dan Rohleder in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 49.22 and 49.59, respectively, and Christian Schurr posted a win in the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.97. Senior All-American Nathan O'Brien (Sammamish, Wash.) was a double-winner for a well-balanced Longhorn attack that saw seven different swimmers post individual wins.
After Garrett Weber-Gale (Fox Point, Wis.) earned the win in the 100-yard freestyle by posting a time of 45.39, O'Brien followed his lead in the 200-yard backstroke, winning in 1:48.12, with freshman Caleb McDermott (Canyon Lake, Texas) helping Texas finish 1-2 in that race, clocking a time of 1:48.84.
Last Time Out: Rookie Michael Klueh's three first-place finishes were not enough as the University of Texas men's swimming and diving team fell to top-ranked Auburn, 122-121, in dual meet action Friday evening at the Texas Swimming and Diving Center in Austin.
Texas falls to 2-2 on the year while Auburn moves to 3-0 on the year.
Klueh shined in the loss with wins in the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.91), 1,000-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly (1:37.24). His time of 1:47.27 in the 200-fly was his fastest of the season and qualifies for NCAA Championship consideration.
The Longhorns were leading the Tigers, 105-83, with only the 3-meter diving, 200-yard breaststroke and 400-freestyle relay events left in the dual meet, but were unable to come away with the victory.
Texas won the opening event, the 400-yard medley relay with a provisional NCAA qualifying time of 3:16.19, then followed it up with first place finishes in the 1,000 yard freestyle by Klueh and in the 200-yard freestyle by Matthew McGinnis with a time of 1:37.24.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Garrett Weber-Gale took second with a time of 20.33 and Tyler O'Halloran took third with a time of 20.60.
David Donaldson took third in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.71), and Weber-Gale and McGinnis swept the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the 100-yard freestyle with times of 44.00 and 44.43, respectively.
Caleb McDermott won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:44.68 and Christian Schurr took second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of NCAA consideration time of 1:59.34.