No. 12 Texas A&M looks to beat No. 5 Texas for second straight year

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AUSTIN, Texas -- The No. 12 Texas A&M Men’s swimming and diving team looks for back-to-back wins over Texas for the first time since 1957-58, as the Aggies travel to Austin to face the No. 5 Longhorns Friday evening at 6 p.m. at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Last year, the Aggies defeated the eventual NCAA champions 158-142 in College Station. It marked Texas A&M’s first dual meet win over Texas since 1962.

The Aggies are coming off a loss 1162-136 loss at Alabama. Swimming captain Benjamin Walker won in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.35), and the 400-yard IM (3:54.53), in addition to finishing second in the 100 yard backstroke (54.58).

Felipe Rizzo made a strong statement, touching the wall first in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:46.07) for his first individual win of the season. Rizzo placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:32.01).

Shaine Casas was one of the highlights, taking first in the 200 yard backstroke (1:46.45), and placing second in the 100 yard backstroke (48.79).

Aggie diving captain Sam Thornton came away with the victory in the 1-meter (393.60) and 3-meter (398.33) dives, and has won all four of his competitions this year.

Texas A&M went 1-2 in the 200-yard butterfly, as Mark Theall took first (1:48.40) and Angel Martinez taking second (1:48.67).

Texas (0-2) is coming off of a pair of losses in a dual meet against No. 3 Indiana 234-119, and No. 8 Florida 178-175.

Live scoring and results are available through Texas's website here: http://sidearmstats.com/texas/swim/index.htm.