Texas Tops Rival Texas A&M; SOFLO’s Mary Smutny Takes Two Thirds

By Sharon Robb

AUSTIN, Texas, November 1, 2020–The University of Texas women’s team, ranked eighth in the nation, defeated No. 17 Texas A&M, 170-125, at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

The Longhorns won 14 of the 16 events during the dual meet season-opener for both teams.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Mary Smutny finished third in both distance events for the Longhorns.

Smutny, 20, was third in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:12.30 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.74.

Sophomore Kelly Pash won the 100-yard freestyle (49.53) and 200-yard freestyle (1:46.42) and swam the fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:58.75).

Junior Julia Cook won the 100-yard backstroke (53.09) and 200-yard backstroke (1:57.96), and senior Evie Pfeifer took the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.75) and 1,000-yard freestyle (9:52.83).

Freshman Anna Elendt won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.82) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:12.85). Sophomore Bridget Semenuk (50-yard freestyle), freshman Emma Sticklen (100-yard butterfly) and freshman Bridget O’Neil (1-meter diving) also added individual victories.

The Longhorns swept the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Texas will compete next at the Nov. 12-14 Toyota U.S. Open in San Antonio.

Texas 170, Texas A&M 125

200-yard medley relay:

  1. Texas A 1:37.87 (Julia Cook, Anna Elendt, Olivia Bray, Bridget Semenuk), 2. Texas B 1:42.34, 3. Texas A&M 1:42.98.

1,000-yard freestyle:

  1. Evie Pfeifer, TEX 9:52.83, 2. Camryn Toney, A&M 9:58.27, 3. Mary Smutny, TEX 10:12.30.

200-yard freestyle:

  1. Kelly Pash, TEX 1:46.42, 2. Chloe Stepanek, A&M 1:47.10, 3. Bridget Semenuk, TEX 1:47.41.

100-yard backstroke:

  1. Julia Cook, TEX 53.09, 2. Sydney Silver, TEX 56.35, 3. Kara Eisenmann, A&M 56.60.

100-yard breaststroke:

  1. Anna Elendt, TEX 1:00.82, 2. Emme Nelson, A&M 1:03.21, 3. Charlotte Longbottom, A&M 1:03.82.

200-yard butterfly:

  1. Jing Quah, A&M 1:57.85, 2. Emma Sticklen, TEX 1:58.29, 3. Taylor Pike, A&M 1:58.57.

50-yard freestyle:

  1. Bridget Semenuk, TEX 22.70, 2. Chloe Stepanek, A&M 23.17, 3. Grace Cooper, TEX 23.49.

1-meter diving:

  1. Bridget Oneil, TEX 325.35, 2. Paola Pineda, TEX 324.23, 3. Jordan Skilken, TEX 303.75.

100-yard freestyle:

  1. Kelly Pash, TEX 49.53, 2. Chloe Stepanek, A&M 49.85, 3. Kyla Leibel, TEX 50.99.

200-yard backstroke:

  1. Julia Cook, TEX 1:57.96, 2. Sydney Silver, TEX 2:02.74, 3. Kara Eisenmann, A&M 2:03.07.

200-yard breaststroke:

  1. Anna Elendt, TEX 2:12.85, 2. Emme Nelson, A&M 2:16.65, 3. Desire Mangaoang, A&M 2:18.12.

500-yard freestyle:

  1. Evie Pfeifer, TEX 4:43.75, 2. Camryn Toney, A&M 4:56.02, 3. Mary Smutny, TEX 5:00.74.

100-yard butterfly:

  1. Emma Sticklen, TEX 53.59, 2. Olivia Bray, TEX 53.62, 3. Jing Quah, A&M 54.84.

3-meter diving:

  1. Charlye Campbell, A&M 369.08, 2. Bridget Oneil, TEX 358.20, 3. Paola Pineda, TEX 352.73.

200-yard individual medley:

  1. Jing Quah, A&M 2:01.64, 2. Camryn Toney, A&M 2:05.56, 3. Emme Nelson, A&M 2:05.92.

400-yard freestyle relay:

  1. Texas A&M B 3:33.39 (Jade Hallum, Olivia Theall, Ashley Conrad, Mollie Wright), 2. Texas A&M A 3:33.45, 3. Texas A&M C 3:36.45.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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