Longhorns best Tigers, lose to Cardinals and Bulldogs

Scarlett Smith

The No. 8 Texas Longhorns (8-3) resumed dual-meet competition earlier this month against No. 3 Stanford, suffering a 154-146 loss to the Cardinals in their first match up of the new year. Senior diver Maren Taylor appeared to return in full form, winning both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, after battling through injury most of last semester. Junior Gretchen Jaques won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke for the Longhorns.

Following the loss to Stanford, Texas won nine of 16 events en route to a 168.5-129.5 victory over No. 14 Auburn. The Longhorns won both diving events while sweeping the podium in the one-meter. Freshman Madisyn Cox won both the 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley, posting times of 2:15.34 and 4:16.61.

Led by senior swimmer Lily Moldenhauer, Texas rounded out its winter break competition against reigning NCAA champion Georgia. Moldenhauer posted two of Texas’ six victories, winning the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly in a 157.5-142.5 loss to the No. 4 Georgia Bulldogs.