The Longhorns got off to a slow start Thursday evening in the first of three days of competition at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center. Texas failed to post a first place finish in six events, while No. 6 USC and No. 13 Arizona won three races each.
Texas freshman Madisyn Cox finished third — the best of any Longhorn — in the 200-yard IM, while senior Ellen Lobb placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. Texas placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay, and junior Gretchen Jaques placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Head coach Carol Capitani’s team will look to make up ground in the second round of competition Friday.