2016 TEXAS INVITATIONAL
- Live Results
- Psych Sheet
- Meet info
- Wednesday, November 30th-Saturday, December 3rd
- Hosted by University of Texas
- 25 yards
- Invite format
There was only one event on night one of the 2016 Texas Invitational kicked off tonight, yet we’ve already seen several fast times as the swimmers stepped up for the 800 free relay.
On the men’s side, USC had the fastest leadoff swimmer, with Dylan Carter blasting a 1:32.62 to help the Trojans to their 2nd place finish. Santo Condorelli anchored that relay in 1:34.93 to close out the team’s overall 6:18.93. That time landed them 2nd to Stanford, as the team of Tom Kremer (1:33.69), Grant Shoults (1:33.10), James Murphy (1:34.79), and Liam Egan (1:34.00) combined for a 6:15.58 victory.
Rounding out the top 3 was the Texas Longhorns’ squad (6:20.85), which was bookended by Jack Conger (1:34.44) on the leadoff and Townley Haas (1:33.43) on the anchor. Freshman Jacob Huerta had a big swim on the Texas ‘B’ relay, dropping over 3 full seconds from his previous best time to lead them off in 1:35.62.
The Texas women looked very good tonight, setting a new school record to win the women’s race. That record came courtesy of Madisyn Cox (1:43.62), Joanna Evans (1:46.31), Claire Adams (1:43.05), and Tasija Karosas (1:43.54). Their time of 6:56.52 was almost 2 full seconds under the previous school record of 6:58.37 set at the Big 12 meet in 2009. Adams’ 1:43.05 on the 3rd leg was the fastest of any swimmer in the field.
Posting the fastest flat start time, however, was USC freshman Louise Hansson, who clocked a 1:43.33 lead split to help USC to a 7:03.92 for a 3rd place finish. It was an all freshman relay for the Trojans, as it also included Tatum Wade (1:44.37), Stanzi Moseley (1:46.27), and Becca Mann (1:49.95). Finishing in 2nd just ahead of them was Arizona (7:01.08), who got a pair of 1:44s from Hannah Cox (1:44.92) on the leadoff and Cameron McHugh (1:44.60) on the 2nd leg.
Other notable splits include Cierra Runge‘s 1:43.93 anchor split for the Wisconsin women and Dean Farris‘ 1:33.46 anchor for the Harvard men. That was a huge swim for Harvard freshman Farris, whose best flat-start time is a 1:36.00 from NCSAs last season. Look for him to potentially make a big drop in the indiviual race as well.