LAWRENCE, Kan.—The Texas A&M men’s swimming & diving team dropped a 156.5-83.5 decision to the Missouri at Robinson Natatorium on Thursday night.
The Aggies won three events against the Tigers, all by athletes that did not compete for A&M a year ago.
Nine-time Big 12 champion diver Eric Sehn (Edmonton, Alb.) made a triumphant return for his senior season by sweeping both the one-meter and three-meter springboards. Sehn won the one-meter by nearly 40 points with a zone qualifying score of 362.35 while grabbing the top spot on three meter by nearly 30 points with another zone qualifying mark (348.00).
“It’s nice having Eric back on the team (after training in Canada last year),” Holmes said. “He picked up right where he left off.”
Sophomore Olympian Balazs Makany (Budapest, Hungary) earned a win in his first meet as an Aggie. Makany won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.39.
“(Balazs) has certainly been a key part of our team even though he had to sit out his true freshman year,” A&M head coach Jay Holmes said. “Nobody got a chance to see him last year but he works really, really hard. We’re a better team for many reasons because he’s here.”
The Aggies just missed hitting the wall ahead of the Tigers in both relays, losing by .21 in the 200 medley relay and .81 of a second in the 400 free relay.
“We have better days coming down the road,” Holmes said. “We just have to be aggressive and keep working hard.”