Texas finishes regular season with wins against Arizona, SMU

Brittany Lamas

No. 10 Texas finished its regular season matchups defeating both SMU and No. 5 Arizona on Friday while taking 10 events in an unscored exhibition Saturday at Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

The Longhorns dominated SMU 228-66 while posting a closer margin against Arizona, 154-146, only pulling ahead in the final event of the day. Texas ended the season with a 5-3 record.

Senior Laura Sogar took first in the 200 breaststroke as she holds UT’s record in the event. Sophomore Gretchen Jaques claimed a pair of victories in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 butterfly while junior Samantha Tucker won the 200 freestyle.

Redshirt junior Maren Taylor and senior Shelby Cullinan, finished one-two in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events.

Having already secured a win against SMU, the Longhorns took the lead against Arizona with one-two finishes in the 400 individual medley. Sophomore Kaitlin Pawlowicz took the win as Sogar came in second and junior Victoria Cassidy fourth. A 200 freestyle relay win solidified the victory. 

Texas competes next when it hosts the Big 12 Championships on Feb. 27.