Texas swim team looks to honor seniors with win over Arizona

Rachel Wenzlaff

No. 7 Texas looks to honor its six seniors with a victory over SMU and an upset over No. 1 Arizona at its Senior Day meet Friday. The six Longhorn seniors will be acknowledged in a ceremony at roughly 4:35 p.m. before the start of the meet.

Diving events will start at 2:30 p.m. and swimming events will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The final results will be determined Friday, but an unscored meet between the teams will continue Saturday at 10 a.m. 

In the 200-meter freestyle event senior Dax Hill and sophomore Clay Youngquist are expected to place in the top three, securing the event for the Longhorns. Additionally, in the 1650-meter freestyle event Michael McBroom, the nation’s leader, is expected to bring home a win for Texas.

For Friday’s meet, the Longhorns boast 10 swimmers nationally ranked in the top 25 and four swimmers in the top 5 for 11 different events. The 27 letter winners the Longhorns return this season are sure to be pushed to their fullest potential in Texas’ pursuit of a victory over top-seeded Arizona.