Men’s Swimming and Diving take down SMU

Matt Warden

The No. 2 Longhorns crept back into the win column on Friday with a victory over the SMU Mustangs, 154 to 127.

Senior Neil Caskey continued his dominant year by winning both the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard freestyle, with times of 48.56 and 1:40.56, respectively. Junior Nick D’Innocenzo also did well, winning the 100-yard backstroke and the
200-yard IM.

Veterans weren’t the only competitors that came up big, as freshman Clay Youngquist placed first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:49.31, and freshman Kip Darmody won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.32.

Other individual swimming winners for the men were senior Jackson Wilcox in the 1,000-yard freestyle and sophomore Patrick Murphy in the 500-yard freestyle.

Senior diver Matt Cooper added to his supreme season by winning the one-meter diving competition with a total of 395.25 points.

The men hope to keep this momentum for the rest of the month, leading up to the Texas Invitational in Austin on Dec. 1.

Printed on Monday, November 14, 2011: Caskey, D'Innocenzo win two events