Longhorns look to finish the regular season with a win at home against Arizona, SMU


No. 7 Texas will host No. 6 Arizona and SMU in a dual meet competition Friday at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The teams will also complete in an unscored event Saturday.

This meet is the last regular season event for Texas before the Big 12 championships and will be televised on the Longhorn Network.

Friday is Senior Day for the Longhorns, and before the competition, the team will honor nine seniors including six All-Americans. 

Texas, which holds a record of 4-3 this season, is coming off a dominating win last week against TCU in Fort Worth. The Longhorns swept all 12 events.

SMU defeated TCU in a similar fashion in its most recent meet, while Arizona lost a close match-up to Stanford last week, its third loss of the season.

Under the leadership of senior Laura Sogar, who ranks second nationally for both the 100 and 200 meter breaststrokes, and junior Sarah Denninghoff, who leads the team in the backstroke and freestyle, the Longhorns will look to end on a win. Denninghoff is an Arizona transfer and will be swimming against her former team.