No. 1 Men’s Swimming and Diving preview: TCU

No. 1 Texas (3-0) vs. RV TCU (2-2)

January 21-22, 2022

Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center

Time: January 21 at 4:00 p.m.; January 22 at 11:00 a.m.

Meet Notes

The Matchup

The Big 12 rivals will square off in a dual meet for the first time since Feb. 2, 2018, when Texas defeated TCU, 159-108, in Austin. The Longhorns won 15 events, claiming the top-3 spots in the 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 breast and 1-meter springboard and relay victories in the 200 free and 200 medley.

A Look at the Longhorns

Texas is unbeaten in dual meets this season, with a home win over Incarnate Word (194-98) and road victories over Texas A&M (185-107) and then-ninth-ranked Virginia (191-116).

The UT swimmers’ last competitive action took place at the Longhorn Aquatics Jingle Bell Splash, with victories by freshman Adam Fusti-Molnar in the 100 breast (54.11) and 200 breast (1:56.71), junior Ethan Harder in the 200 fly (1:43.90), sophomore Ethan Heasley in the 200 free (1:36.24) and freshman Marko Vujosevic in the 100 fly (49.55).

The divers last competed at the USA Diving Winter Nationals, where the Longhorns placed fourth with 57.50 points. Sophomore Noah Duperre posted four top-seven results in the competition on his way to earning Big 12 Diver of the Week honors, winning bronze in the mixed synchro 3-meter, placing fifth in the synchro 3-meter, and finishing seventh in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard.

Top Times in the NCAA this season by Longhorns

50 freestyle – Cameron Auchinachie (18.80*)

100 freestyle – Daniel Krueger (41.45*)

500 freestyle – Luke Hobson (4:09.72*)

100 breaststroke – Caspar Corbeau (50.79*)

200 free relay – Daniel Krueger, Cameron Auchinachie, Drew Kibler, Caspar Corbeau (1:15.49*)

400 free relay – Cameron Auchinachie, Drew Kibler, Caspar Corbeau, Daniel Kruger (2:46.46*)

800 free relay – Drew Kibler, Coby Carrozza, Peter Larson, Carson Foster (6:10.14*)

200 medley relay – Cameron Auchinachie, Charlie Scheinfeld, Zac Van Zandt, Drew Kibler (1:23.33*)

400 medley relay – Cameron Auchinachie, Caspar Corbeau, Alvin Jiang, Daniel Krueger (3:02.48*)

* Denotes A Standard

Other A Standard times for the Longhorns

200 breaststroke – Caspar Corbeau (1:50.81 – second-fastest time in the NCAA this season)

200 IM – Carson Foster (3:37.35 – second-fastest time in the NCAA this season)

A Look at the Horned Frogs

After opening the season with home dual meet victories over Incarnate Word (165-135) and Texas Permian Basin (164.5-115.5), the Horned Frogs fell in Fort Worth to SMU (180-114) and at Texas A&M (180-114). TCU’s season also includes a second-place result in the FIU TYR Classic and a third-place showing at the Art Adamson Invitational at Texas A&M.

Senior Day

Prior to the meet, 14 Longhorn seniors will be honored for their contributions to the program. The seniors to be recognized will be Cameron Auchinachie, Halvor Borgstroem, Colter Carman, Andrew Couchon, Andrew Gawin-Parigini, Alvin Jiang, Drew Kibler, Andrew Koustik, Daniel Krueger, Jason Park, Charlie Scheinfeld, Braden Vines, Matthew Willenbring and Alex Zettle.

Longhorns in the Rankings

Texas opened the 2021-22 campaign at No. 1 in the rankings and have held firm in the top spot throughout the season. The defending NCAA Champions have won five of the last six NCAA crowns, including four-straight from 2015-18.

Next Up

The Longhorns head to Dallas to face SMU on Friday, Feb. 4.