2016 Texas Invite: Carter Blasts 1:32.6 on 800 Free Relay Leadoff


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.

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top swimma
6 years ago

Carter is tapered for World Short Course Championships

No Medal Mel
6 years ago

Is texas a State?

bobo gigi
6 years ago

We’ll see the individual race but Haas only 1.33 anchor leg…. Ok, Texas guys don’t look much prepared for that meet. The goal is to swim crazy fast in March, not in December. I think Mr Reese has proven again and again that he was a master to bring his team ready when it counts. What’s the use of exploding your best times in December or even in February if you swim 1 or 2 seconds slower at NCAAs?
What’s the use of winning 73 matches in the NBA regular season if you don’t win the title that season?

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Good call on the GSW blowing a 3-1lead 🙂

Reply to  Stinky
6 years ago

Cleveland Indians just did the same thing. Funny

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

If you don’t win enough games during the year you don’t get invited to the big dance.

Know It All
6 years ago

Texas women’s relay would have had the same time, maybe faster than Stanford’s 800 if you add in a faster split from B relay.

6 years ago

The boys will be ready come show time. HOOK EM!

6 years ago

Ok, enough with the “what’s wrong with Texas?” stuff. Eddie has been doing this for a loooong time and just because they didn’t win (without putting their A team in) and have been looking “slow” (meaning training hard) doesn’t mean they will fail at NCAAs. It’s the start of a new quad, so some experimenting is going to happen, calm yourselves.

6 years ago

Wow, what a surprise for the Card! Great time. It’s about time when Stanford Men’s Swim Team is back in the headlines. It’s been all about the Stanford Women’s Team in the past few years. I hope we will hear more about them back in the conversation among Cal and Texas.

6 years ago

What do we think Ryan Murphy could go in a 200 free? If he can go a 1:35 in back, I bet he could be 31 in the free. He has had some good splits on relays before in some of the shorter distances.

Reply to  Lauren Neidigh
6 years ago

That is such a funny stat. Also I looked it up and his 200 back at that time was 1:38. I forgot what a badass high school recruit he was.

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