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Aggies swim against the Tide

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Junior Sydney Pickrem swam her way to a another gold medal, this time in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke.

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took on Alabama on Saturday, and the women won 178-117 while the men fell 149-132. The women moved to 2-0 on the season, and the men dropped to 1-2.
The women took an early lead with a win by the 200 medley relay team, consisting of Raena Eldridge, Anna Belousova, Emma Carlton and Golf Sapianchai.
Belousova also placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with 1:01.28 and the 200-yard breaststroke with 2:13.96. Eldridge earned second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.33, with Sapianchai following in third with 23.44.
Benjamin Walker (54.58) and Raiz Tjon-A-Joe (55.64) earned the men a 2-3 finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. Adam Koster and Mike Thibert added a 2-3 finish in the 50- and 100-yard freestyles.
Walker also placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke with 1:59.35, with Jacob Schababerle placing second with 2:03.80. Walker added another first place victory in the 400 IM in 3:54.53.
The women notched a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard freestyle, starting with Claire Rasmus in 1:49.24. Katie Portz and Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo followed in 1:49.96 and 1:50.58. Portz led the women in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.10.
Sydney Pickrem earned first place in the 100-yard backstroke with 54.57. Kara Eisenmann followed in fourth in 56.27. Taylor Pike finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with 1:59.13. Jing Quah followed in second with 2:00.05, and Camryn Toney in fourth with 2:03.60.
Pickrem also placed first in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:57.78. Eisenmann followed in fifth with 2:03.75. Pike and Quah notched a 1-2 finish in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.54 and 54.77. Caroline Thiel followed in fourth with 56.23.
Angel Martinez placed second in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:48.67, with Mateo Gonzalez following in fourth in 1:49.25. Martinez (48.87) and Gonzalez (50.12) also placed second and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, with Connor Long coming in fourth in 50.07.
Haley Yelle placed first in the 500-yard freestyle with 4:52.55. Rasmus followed in third with 4:58.77. Yelle also placed second in the 1650-yard freestyle in 17:01.13.
Felipe Rizzo earned the men first place in the 1650-yard freestyle with 15:46.07. Luke Stuart followed in fourth in 15:53.67. Rizzo also placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:32.01. Stuart followed in fourth in 4:33.80, and Mark Schnippenkoetter in fifth in 4:33.89.
Clayton Bobo (1:39.48), Schnippenkoetter (1:41.93), and Long (1:42.21) notched a 2-3-4 finish in the 200-yard freestyle.
Both diving teams earned first place victories in the one-meter diving event, with performances by Sam Thornton and Haley Allen. Thornton and Charlye Campbell also placed first in three-meter diving.
The Aggies’ next time in the pool will be Nov. 2 against Texas at the Jamail Texas Swim Center.

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