TCU proves no challenge for No. 7 Texas

Rachel Wenzlaff

No. 7 Texas delivered on high expectations Friday, completely washing out Big 12 Conference rival TCU in 11 of 12 events, leading to a 133-88 victory.

Seniors Austin Surhoff and Dax Hill, sophomore Tripp Cooper and junior Charlie Moore set the tone for victory with a 1:31.77 win in the 200-yard medley relay. Sophomore Jake Ritter extended that tone as he led a one-two Texas finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:41.30.

Hill additionally led the 50 freestyle with a winning time of 20.83 seconds, and Surhoff, a former NCAA champion in the 200 individual medley, easily took that event with a time of 1:50.11.

Enhancing the Longhorn victory, both freshman Cory Bowersox and sophomore Will Chandler led a one-two-three-four Texas diving finish. Bowersox tallied 359.63 points in the one-meter event and Chandler 432.53 points in the three-meter.

Texas concluded the meet with wins in the last two events, however a Longhorn victory was eminent, so Texas completed the events as exhibitions.

The Longhorns will continue with their dual-meet schedule on Feb. 1, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center when they host Arizona and SMU.