Bispo helps Longhorns win SMU Classic

Matt Warden

Competition was fierce this weekend at the SMU Classic in Dallas. Although only nine of the Longhorns competed, they still finished on top.

After finishing the first day with a 10-point lead over the rest of the field, Texas widened the gap with some strong performances on Saturday, finishing the meet with a team-high 350 points.

Captain Karlee Bispo, who won both the 100-yard (49:45) and 200-yard freestyle (1:47.35), led the ladies. Junior Laura Sogar also came up big, winning both the 100-yard (1:01.99) and 200-yard (2:13.10) breaststroke. The other Longhorn individual winner was senior Leah Gingrich in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:59.60.

As a team, Bispo, Sogar, Lily Moldenhauer and Kelsey Amundsen captured both the 200- and 400-yard medley relays with times of 1:42.32 and 3:42.79, respectively. Bispo, Gingrich, Moldenhauer and Katie Riefenstahl teamed up to win the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:16.74.

The women look forward to building on this success as the whole team unites for duals against Indiana and Michigan on Oct. 28 in Ann Arbor.