Texas secures three victories in a weekend sweep

Ashton Moore

Texas swimming and diving was in top form this weekend as it traveled to Charlottesville, Va., to take on No. 19 Penn State, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The fourth-ranked Longhorns captured three victories over the two-day quad meet, improving their overall record to 5-1. As the Friday portion of the meet came to a close, Texas led all three of their opponents, outscoring them by a combined score of 369 to 189. 

The impressive Friday evening performances were kicked off by sophomore diver Cory Bowersox, who secured the one-meter diving event by 30 points totaling 403.20 in all. In the swimming portion, seniors Caleb Weir and Charlie Moore, alongside sophomore Matt Ellis and junior Clay Youngquist, rallied together to edge out Penn State by three one-hundredths of a second in the 200 freestyle relay.

On Saturday, Youngquist’s versatility was on display as he began the day with a win in the 1,000-yard freestyle and finished with a victory in the 200 freestyle. 

The Texas divers’ next competition will be at the UT Diving Invitational on Nov. 21-23 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The swimmers will return to the pool Dec. 5 when UT hosts the Texas Invitational