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.
· 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).
· 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.