Alabama Swimming and Diving Breaks Two More School Records on Friday

Katie Windham

Staff member
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Alabama swimming and diving teams broke two more school records Friday, the final day of the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas, to come away with four new Alabama marks over the meet’s three days.

Victor Johansson, who won the 500 freestyle with a school record on Wednesday, came back on Friday and broke the UA mark in the 1,650 freestyle, going 14:39.63 to destroy the previous UA record set by Mark Randall in 2006, by nearly 10 seconds and earn the win by more than 30 seconds.

Later in the evening, Rhyan White bettered her own school record in the 200 butterfly, going 1:54.36 on the way to the win.

In addition to the two records from Johansson and White’s new mark, Charlie Hawke broke the 200 freestyle record three times on Thursday.

In the team race, the Alabama women won every event on Friday to win the overall meet with 792 points, bettering second place Southern Cal by more than 40 points, while the Tide men finished second to homestanding Texas A&M with 845 points.

Crimson Tide Top-Three Finishes on Friday at The Art Adamson Invitational

  • Charlie Hawke, Kaique Alves, Kacper Piotrowski and Matt Menke combined to clock a 2:49.91 to win the 400 freestyle relay and close out the meet
  • Hawke led off the men’s 400 freestyle relay with a career-best 42.55 which ranks him ninth all-time at UA in the 100 freestyle
  • Kalia Antoniou, Morgan Scott, Diana Petkova and Cora Dupre swam away with the win in the 400 freestyle relay, going 3:13. for the win
  • Mateo Miceli dropped a big career-best 1:43.50 to win the men’s 200 butterfly, ranking him fourth all-time at UA
  • Avery Wiseman turned in a 2:06.49 to win the women's 200 breaststroke
  • Alves earned a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle after touching the wall with a 42.75
  • Scott won the 100 freestyle with a 47.81
  • In addition to winning the 200 butterfly with a school record, White won the 200 backstroke with a 1:51.53, three seconds ahead of the field
  • Kensey McMahon got Friday started with a win, gong 15:59.10 in the 1,650 freestyle, bettering the field by 14 seconds

Alabama in the Championship Finals of the WVU Invite

  • All four Crimson Tide divers in action at the WVU Invite this week made the championship finals of their respective events Friday, coming away with a win
  • Courtney Russo (288.85) took top honors in the championship final of the women's 1-meter, while Alexander Warshaw (265.80) took fourth and Ryleigh Rodgers (257.75) finished seventh
  • Peter Edin finished fourth in the championship final of the 3-meter board with a 308.00 points

WVU Invite

  • The invite runs through Saturday, with diving starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday
  • The Invite will be held at The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park
  • Results can be found at
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