COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will face the Missouri Tigers in a 4 p.m. dual meet on Friday in the Mizzou Aquatic Center on the University of Missouri campus. The Aggies face the Tigers for the first time since both teams entered the Southeastern Conference in July of 2012.
Both A&M teams enter the meet with perfect records, with the men’s team looking for its first conference win of the season. The No. 4 Aggie women are 2-0 overall (1-0 vs. Southeastern Conference) while the men are 1-0 overall. The A&M women are up against a Mizzou team with a 1-2 dual meet record while the men face a Tiger squad that is 2-1 this season.
The A&M women are coming off a hard-fought victory over longtime Big 12 rival, Texas, in College Station when the Aggies won eight of 16 events, including both relays, for a 152-148 win. Earlier this season, the Aggies opened with a dominating win over Vanderbilt. Against the Longhorns, the Aggies had multiple individual victories from seniors and defending NCAA champions, Cammile Adams and Breeja Larson. Adams took the 200 fly (2:00.32) and 500 free (4:52.07), while Larson grabbed the 100 breast (59.23) and 200 breast (2:10.22). Other wins came from senior Erica Dittmer with a crushing 50 free (22.92) and junior Sammie Bosma who swam down the competition in the 100 free (50.03).
The Aggie men recently had an impressive road victory over Incarnate Word. The 179-114 win was paved by senior Omar Enriquez who grabbed three individual wins in the 500 free (4:35.52), the 1,000 free (9:30.68) and the 200 butterfly (1:53.51). Boosting the score with two wins each were seniors Kyle Troskot and Adam Ruiz. Troskot won the 50 free (20.76) and the 100 fly (50.45) while Ruiz swept the diving competition with a score of 360.53 in the one-meter dive and 350.78 in the three-meter dive. Also chipping in first place finishes were sophomore Mateo Muzek in the 200 free (1:40.92) and senior Henrik Lindau in the 100 backstroke (50.67). The Aggies also took both relays to ultimately win 11 of 15 events against the Cardinals.