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Swimming and Diving win Art Adamson Invitational

Photo by By Savannah Skrivanek

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The Texas A&M swimming and diving teams each earned first place victories at the Art Adamson Invitational on Nov. 16-18. The women finished the meet with 1,273.50 points and the men earned 1,338 points.
The men broke two school records at the meet. Jake Gibbons finished the 1,650 free in 15:18.95, nearly nine seconds faster than the previous record time. Brock Bonetti set the school record in the 200 back with 1:40.56.
Lisa Bratton broke her own school record with her 1:50.10 finish in the 200 back.
The men notched two 1-2-3-4 finishes in the 200 IM and 200 breast. Bonetti (1:43.21) led the charge in the 200 IM, with Austin Van Overdam (1:44.81), Mauro Castillo (1:45.21) and Jose Martinez (1:45.43) following. Castillo scored first place in the 200 breast in 1:54.14, leading Jonathan Tybur (1:55.63), Tanner Olson (1:55.65) and Van Overdam (1:56.60).
The men also secured the top three places in three races. Martinez led Castillo (46.66) and Bonetti (46.81) in the 100 fly with 46.12. Van Overdam finished the 400 IM in (3:44.70), and Ben Walker (3:52.20) and Jake Gibbons (3:52.22) followed. The trio of Castillo (52.34), Tybur (53.72) and Olson (53.75) topped the 100 breast event.
Both Aggie teams had safe leads after the first day of the meet. Women’s wins in the 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay gave them a 70-point lead over Stanford University on Thursday. A 400 medley relay victory gave the men 425 points, over 100 more than 2nd-place Utah.
Two women’s relay wins opened Thursday and Friday’s events. Beryl Gastaldello led the Aggies to a Thursday win in the 200 free relay and Lisa Bratton headed the first-place 200 medley relay team on Friday.
The women also earned first place in the 800 free relay (7:05.27) and second place in the 400 free relay (3:14.38). The men placed first in the 200 medley relay (1:24.67) and the 400 free relay (2:53.87), and second in the 800 free relay (6:33.75).
Other scorers include Gastaldello in the 100 free (1st, 47.77) and 50 free (1st, 21.69), Sydney Pickrem in the 200 breast (1st, 2:05.96), Martinez in the 200 fly (1st, 1:42.08), Claire Rasmus in the 200 free (2nd, 1:44.52), 100 free (2nd, 48.41) and 500 free (2nd, 4:37.30), Jorie Caneta in the 100 breast (2nd, 59.21), Bonetti in the 100 back (2nd, 46.36) and 200 fly (2nd, 1:42.18), Kurtis Mathews in three-meter diving (2nd), Bethany Galat in the 200 breast (2nd, 2:06.52) and Tyler Henschel in three-meter diving (3rd).
The women’s next meet is at Rice on Dec. 2. The men will host Incarnate Word on Dec. 16.

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