Texas women’s swimming and diving bested by A&M

Scarlett Smith

Texas suffered a narrow defeat in Friday’s meet against former conference foe, Texas A&M, losing by a mere four points. 

The Longhorns started strong and held a five point lead over the Aggies heading into the meet’s final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. With a first and third place finish, Texas A&M accumulated 13 points to Texas’ four, handing the Longhorns their first loss of the season.

The Longhorns weren’t without bright spots though. 

Junior Kaitlin Pawlowicz provided the Longhorn’s first victory of the meet with her win in the 1,000-yard freestyle, edging out London Olympian Cammile Adams with a time of 9:50.89.

Longhorn junior All-American Emma Ivory-Ganja won the three-meter diving event and placed second in the one-meter to sophomore teammate Meghan Houston.     

Freshman Madisyn Cox followed up her impressive performance against North Carolina with a win in the 200-yard individual medley, surpassing Aggie Erica Dittmer in the final lap. 

Texas will take a 2-1 record into this week’s competition against Indiana and Michigan.