SINGAPORE - Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling won the men's 200-yard butterfly, and finished second in the 100-yard fly, as his University of Texas (UT) men's swim team beat the University of Arizona 155-143 in a dual meet on Sunday (Jan 28, Singapore time).
The 22-year-old clocked 1min 45.94sec to beat Arizona's Justin Wright (1:46.22) in the 200-yd event, but his 48.48sec effort in the 100-yd event was not enough to top Chatham Dobbs (48.44) at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center in Arizona.
Schooling, a senior at UT, won both the 100- and 200-yd fly events when UT took on Arizona State University last Friday. He clocked 47.37 and 1:44.48sec respectively then, while his personal bests in the two events stand at 43.75 and 1:37.97.
The 2016 Olympic champion is gearing up for his final outing at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Championships, which take place from March 21-24 in Minneapolis. He will turn professional after that.
He had won the 100- and 200-yd events at the NCAA meet in 2015 and 2016 but did not win an individual gold at last year's edition.
Earlier this month, in his first competitive outing of 2018, Schooling won the 100- and 200-yd events at the Texas v Auburn meet at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Schooling has opted to focus on the NCAA meet and will not compete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.
His other major competition for the year will be August's Asian Games in Indonesia where he is aiming to win three golds.
At the previous Asiad in Incheon, South Korea, Schooling won a gold (100m fly), silver (50m fly) and bronze (200m fly) medal.
He claimed a bronze in the 100m fly at last year's Fina World Championships in Budapest.