No. 2 Horns head to Arizona to take on No. 1 Wildcats

Lexy Gonzalez

The No. 2 Longhorns raced to flawless finishes and a victory over No. 8 Auburn, improving to 4-1 in dual meets this season. Texas looks to bring the same intensity as they face No. 1 Arizona on Saturday in Tucson.

Against Auburn, Texas hit the water looking strong as Cole Cragin, Eric Friedland, Neil Caskey and Jimmy Feigen clocked in a winning time in the 200 medley relay.

Big 12 Swimmer of the Week, senior Jackson Wilcox swam the fastest time in the country in the 1000 freestyle, beating the mark previously held by Georgia’s William Freeman. His leadership and dominance in the distance events will help the Longhorns as they attempt to dethrone Arizona from the top ranking.

Texas took the top three finishes in the 200 freestyle with promising swims by Dax Hill, Clay Youngquist and Kyle McNeilis.

Friedland, Caskey and Feigen swept their individual events, and Cragin added to those first place finishes with a win in the 100 backstroke.

Divers Drew Livingston and Matt Cooper continued the pace and exhibited another round of stellar performances. Both left the platform with the top two scores in the 3-meter diving competition.

The Longhorns hope for another road win and a repeat of dominance as they duel the Wildcats this weekend.