Longhorns surge past Owls

Scarlett Smith

The Longhorns began their season with a commanding victory over Rice on Friday, winning all 16 events at Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. In her first collegiate meet, freshman Madisyn Cox cruised to victories in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard IM, after helping her relay team place first in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:43 to open the meet.

Senior Lily Moldenhauer had a solid performance herself, winning the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard backstroke and the 100-yard backstroke while posting an NCAA provisional-qualifying mark in the latter. 

“I’m very pleased with how we raced,” second-year head coach Carol Capitani said in a statement. “I had no idea where we would be. We were better than we were at the first meet last year.”  

Both men’s and women’s teams host North Carolina on Thursday.