No. 1 Texas A&M women shine at TYR Pro Swim Series

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas A&M women’s swimming team had a strong first day at the TYR Pro Swim Series with eight swimmers earning top eight finishes on Thursday at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the University of Texas campus.

Notables

· Senior Bethany Galat had a pair of top eight finishes with a fourth-place effort in the 400-meter IM (4:48.50) and a fifth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:28.61).

· In the 400 IM, Galat led the way for the Aggies in fourth place and she was trailed by junior Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo in sixth (4:48.82), senior Esther Gonzalez in eighth (4:56.26) and freshman Camryn Toney in 10th (4:51.32).

· Freshman Taylor Pike was the Aggies’ top finisher in the 100 fly with a 14th-place effort (1:00.98).

· Senior Lisa Bratton was the Aggies’ lone finalist in the 200 backstroke in sixth place (2:12.76).

· In the 200 breast, Galat led the way in fifth, followed by freshman Anna Belousova in seventh (2:29.11), Gonzalez in ninth (2:30.32) and senior Jorie Caneta in 10th (2:31.53).

· In the 200 freestyle, junior Claire Rasmus placed fifth (2:00.38) and sophomore Katie Portz was sixth (2:00.71).

· Among the Texas A&M post-collegians in attendance, Breeja Larson had a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:28.334), while Sarah Gibson placed seventh in the 100 butterfly (59.65) and 14th in the 200 freestyle (2:03.51).

Next Up…

· The Aggies will compete in the 100 backstroke, 200 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 200 IM and 800 freestyle at the TYR Pro Series on Friday.