No. 5 Texas A&M falls 172-123 at No. 1 Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas-- The No. 5 Texas A&M women's swimming and diving team fell 172-123 at No. 1 Texas in a dual meet Friday evening at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

“We swam very well in the meet, a lot of season bests, we were pacing very well so I was really pleased with the outcome,” head coach Steve Bultman said. “A lot of great spirit was shown tonight, we raced hard and swam well.”

Sydney Pickrem continued her blazing start to the season, picking up three NCAA B cuts and two race wins. She won the 100 breast (1:00.88) and the 200 IM (1:58.30), and additionally picked up a B cut in the 200 back (1:56.76)

Claire Rasmus won the 200 free with a time of 1:46.50, earning an NCAA B cut. She also picked up a B cut in the 100 free (49.89), finishing second.

Anna Belosusova won the 200 breast with an NCAA B-cut time of 2:13.91, and went on to pick up a B cut in the 100 breast (1:01.08).

Also picking up an NCAA B cut was Taylor Pike (1:58.91) in the 200 fly, where she finished second.

The Aggies won the 400 free relay, as Raena Eldridge, Golf Sapianchai, Katie Portz and Rasmus swam to a 3:22.46.

The Aggies are back in the pool Wednesday, November 14 for the Art Adamson Invitational at the Texas A&M Rec Center, beginning at 10 a.m.