Eight first-place finishes power Men's Swimming to victory over Georgia
AUSTIN, Texas -- The sixth-ranked University of Texas men's swimming and diving team won eight out of 13 events to power their way to a 136-107 victory over 12th-ranked Georgia at the Texas Swimming Center Saturday afternoon in Austin.
The Longhorns improves to 3-2 overall, while Georgia falls to 3-1 on the year.
Texas hit the wall first in eight out of 13 events and was in the either of the top-two places in all but two events.
UT started off with a first place finish in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:18.15, just .02 seconds shy of the NCAA consideration standard of 3:18.13.
Matthew McGinnis, Ryan Verlatti and Chris Seitz swept the 200-yard freestyle with times of 1:36.67, 1:40.13 and 1:41.14, respectively. McGinnis time was also good enough for NCAA Championship consideration.
Tyler O'Halloran narrowly missed NCAA consideration qualification (20.33) with a time of 20.72 in the 50-yard freestyle.
Garrett Weber-Gale and Michael Klueh took first and second in the 200-yard backstroke with times of 1:47.52 and 1:48.70, respectively.
Christian Schurr finished out the individual honors with a top place finish (2:00.29, NCAA consideration) in the 200-yard breaststroke, while the 400-yard freestyle relay team took top honors in the last event of the day with a time of 2:59.24.
The Longhorns will be in action next when they head to Tucson, Ariz. to face Arizona in a dual meet on Jan. 27-28.