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No. 2 Aggies down LSU Tigers

January 18, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

BATON ROUGE, La. --- It was a sweet homecoming for Texas A&M head coach Steve Bultman as his No. 2-ranked Aggies cruised to a 168-127 victory over the LSU Tigers on Saturday at the LSU Natatorium.

A 1970 graduate of LSU and a Tiger swimming letterman, Bultman saw his team continue to build for upcoming Championship season improve to 7-0-1 overall and 3-0-1 vs. Southeastern Conferenc opponents by winning 11 of 16 possible events against the Tigers on Senior Day.

Texas A&M will host its own Senior Day on Feb. 1 when the Aggies play host to North Texas (start time TBD). The Aggies’ senior class of 2014 is one of the most decorated classes in school history and includes multiple Olympians, NCAA Champions, national champions and conference champions.

“We got about two weeks until our Senior Day and this year’s senior class has outstanding individuals,” Bultman said. “It will be the last time they will be swimming in front of the home crowd as NCAA athletes so I encourage a big crowd to come out and see them compete for the last time in Aggieland.”

Against the Tigers, the Aggies swept both relays with the foursome of senior Paige Miller, sophomore Ashley McGregor, senior Cammile Adams and junior Sammie Bosma taking the 400-yard medley relay in 3:43.20 and the group of Bosma, senior Caroline McElhany, sophomore Katherine Huff and senior Erica Dittmer closing the meet with a 1:33.11 win in the 200 free relay.

The stout Aggies grabbed the top two spots in seven races and got a pair of individual wins from two swimmers. Posting double wins for the Aggies were Bosma and McGregor. Bosma swept the 50 free (22.94) and the 100 free (50.08), while McGregor took the 100 breaststroke (1:03.03) and the 200 breast (2:14.02).

Also taking individual wins were senior Sarah Henry in the 1,000 free in 9:43.18, Miller in the 100 backstroke in 54.20, sophomore Claire Brandt in the 200 back in 1:59.26, Adams in the 500 free in 4:52.16 and Dittmer in 200 IM in 1:59.96.

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