Longhorns surge past Tar Heels

Scarlett Smith

Texas’ women’s swimming and diving team jumped ahead to an early lead against North Carolina on Thursday, posting a victory in the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet to win the match up 171-129. 

Freshman diver Murphy Bromberg narrowly defeated teammate junior Emma Ivory-Ganja, in both the one-meter and three-meter springboard events, amassing winning scores of 287.40 and 331.50. 

North Carolina proved a worthy opponent, winning both long course races — the 1000-yard and 500-yard freestyle — en route to taking six of the 16 events a week after the Longhorns won 12 out of 16 events against Rice.

Following a strong debut against Rice, freshman Madisyn Cox claimed both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke in times of 1:02.63 and 2:15.54. Fellow freshman Jordan Surhoff finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.51.

With the victory over the Tar Heels, Texas improved to 2-0 on the season. The Longhorns look to extend that mark Friday when they travel to College Station to compete in a dual meet versus Texas A&M.