No. 2 Longhorns head to SMU, hope to bounce back from loss

Matt Warden

The Longhorns tasted defeat last week, but with many great performances already under their belt, it won’t likely become a habit.

Despite splitting a win and a loss in the dual meets with Indiana and Michigan, Texas is swimming at a high level and is currently ranked No. 2 in the CSCAA Poll.

Senior Neil Caskey has been the most pleasant surprise this season, recently being awarded the Big 12 Swimmer of the Week honors following his four wins in the last two meets.

Sophomore Patrick Murphy looked impressive in the Southwest Collegiate Plunge, winning two events easily, and senior Jimmy Feigen turned heads in the dual meet by winning both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.

Senior diver Matt Cooper has been the most consistent member of the team, placing first in at least one event in both of the meets this season. His contribution will continue to be required for the Longhorns to make a run at a national title.

The Longhorns will look to get back into the win column as they head to Dallas for a meet at SMU this weekend.