2016 Texas Invite: Townley Haas Outside Smokes 200 Free in Day 3 Finals

2016 TEXAS INVITATIONAL

Day 3 finals of the 2016 Texas Invitational are in the books. Tonight, we saw swimmers compete in the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, and 200 medley relay. The Texas men won 4 events tonight, including an outside smoke performance in the 200 free by American Record holder Townley Haas. On the women’s side, freshman Louise Hansson had a strong showing in the 100 fly for the Trojans. Texas’ Tasija Karosas also put up a highlight performance with yet another school record swim in the 100 back.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY

  1. Louise Hansson, USC, 51.17
  2. Remedy Rule, Texas, 52.03
  3. Annie Ochitwa, Arizona, 52.09

USC freshman Louise Hansson is crushing it at the 2016 Texas Invitational. We knew she had butterfly speed after her 50.83 split on the 400 medley relay, but she was almost as fast as that from a flat start tonight. Hansson won the final in an NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 51.17, putting her almost a full second ahead of the field.

MEN’S 100 FLY

  1. Jack Conger, Texas, 44.94
  2. Dylan Carter, USC, 45.27
  3. Chad Idensohn, Arizona, 46.25

Texas senior Jack Conger didn’t disappoint in tonight’s 100 fly final, blasting a 44.94 for a Longhorn victory. Conger is in the hunt for an NCAA title this season after finishing in the top 3 of this race during the past 2 seasons. His teammate, Olympic champ Joseph Schooling, is the man to beat, but Schooling is still MIA at this meet.

USC’s Dylan Carter kept his streak of best times alive, clocking a personal best 45.27 for 2nd place. That’s almost a full second faster than his previous best 46.16 from the 2014 Texas Invite.

WOMEN’S 400 IM

  1. Madisyn Cox, Texas, 4:03.16
  2. Bailey Andison, Denver, 4:07.40
  3. Hannah Cox, Arizona, 4:10.00

After an easy 4:13 in this morning’s prelims, Texas senior Madisyn Cox dropped 10 seconds in the final. Cox blew away the field with a 4:03.16, setting a new personal best as she swept the IMs at this meet. Denver’s Bailey Andison, a 2016 honorable mention All-American in this race, was also under 4:10 with a 4:07.40 for 2nd place.

MEN’S 400 IM

  1. Jonathan Roberts, Texas, 3:41.65
  2. Curtis Ogren, Stanford, 3:42.04
  3. Abrahm DeVine, Stanford, 3:42.15

Texas’ Jonathan Roberts kept the Longhorn victory streak going with a quick 3:41.65 in the 400 IM. A trio of Stanford men came in behind him, with Curtis Ogren (3:42.04) and Abrahm DeVine (3:42.15) taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Cardinal’s Max Williamson clocked a 3:42.53 for 4th to hold off Arizona’s Nick Thorne (3:42.59).

WOMEN’S 200 FREE

  1. Cierra Runge, Wisconsin, 1:43.18
  2. Tatum Wade, USC, 1:44.44
  3. Joanna Evans, Texas, 1:45.07

Wisconsin’s Cierra Runge, a 2016 U.S. Olympian, built off her 500 free victory last night with another win in tonight’s 200 free final. Runge hit the wall in 1:43.18, securing another NCAA ‘A’ cut. That’s a new Wisconsin school record as well. The previous school record was a 1:45.88 done by Ellen Stonebraker back in 2001.

USC’s freshman class continues to impress, as Tatum Wade was the 2nd place finisher with a personal best 1:44.44.

MEN’S 200 FREE

  1. Townley Haas, Texas, 1:33.72
  2. Grant Shoults, Stanford, 1:34.15
  3. Dean Farris, Harvard, 1:34.30

It was all outside smoke in the men’s 200 free final. Texas’ Townley Haas, who squeaked into the top 8 this morning, and Stanford’s Grant Shoults, who got scratched in after taking 9th in prelims, were the fastest 2 swimmers tonight. Haas, the American Record holder, brought it home with a 1:33.72 for the title. Shoults followed for 2nd in 1:34.15.

Harvard freshman Dean Farris has been looking very good at this meet. Earlier today, he broke an 18-year-old school record in the 200 free that was set by Mike Kiedel back in 1998. Tonight, he lowered that record even further with a 1:34.30 for 3rd place.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST

  1. Riley Scott, USC, 59.80
  2. Kennedy Lohman, Arizona, 59.97
  3. Olivia Anderson, Texas, 1:00.14

It was a photo finish between USC’s Riley Scott and Arizona’s Kennedy Lohman in the women’s 100 breast final. The two swimmers were separated by just hundredths at the 50 split, but Scott was a tenth faster on the back half to win it in 59.80. Pac-12 rival Lohman was also sub-1:00, taking 2nd in 59.97.

MEN’S 100 BREAST

  1. Carsten Vissering, USC, 52.17
  2. William Wihanto, Arizona, 53.18
  3. Matt Anderson, Stanford, 53.24

USC’s Carsten Vissering capitalized off his back half speed to win the 100 breast tonight. He brought it home in 27.64 to outpace the field, winning in a personal best 52.17. Arizona freshman William Wihanto put up a 53.18 to take 2nd place. His teammate Blair Bish (53.18) posted an identical time, but finished 9th as he wound up in the B-final after prelims.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK

  1. Tasija Karosas, Texas, 50.86
  2. Claire Adams, Texas, 51.97
  3. Katrina Konopka, Arizona, 52.02

Texas’ Tasija Karosas broke her own day-old school record in the 100 back, winning the final in a speedy 50.86. With that, she’s the 2nd fastest woman in the country this year, just .01 behind Cal’s Amy Bilquist, who swam a 50.85 at the UGA Invitational earlier tonight. The Longhorns’ Claire Adams finished off a 1-2 effort for the team, taking 2nd in 51.97.

MEN’S 100 BACK

  1. Anton Loncar, Denver, 45.68
  2. John Shebat, Texas, 46.26
  3. Luca Spinazzola, USC, 46.59

Denver’s Anton Loncar, who broke 46 for the first time this weekend, just keeps getting better. He won tonight’s final in a 45.68, dropping another few tenths off the 45.90 he swam on the 400 medley relay last night. Rounding out the top 3 behind him were Texas’ John Shebat (46.26) and USC’s Luca Spinazzola (46.59).

WOMEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY

  1. USC, 1:37.63
  2. Wisconsin, 1:38.44
  3. USC ‘B’, 1:38.50

The Texas women took a tough DQ due to an early takeoff on the breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay. That bumped USC up into first place, with Louise Hansson helping them to victory after a 23.38 butterfly split. She combined with Hannah Weiss (25.00 back), Riley Scott (27.43 breast), and Anika Apostalon (21.82 free) for a 1:37.63 victory.

Fastest Splits:

  • Fly- Louise Hansson, USC, 23.38
  • Back- Hanni Leach, USC ‘B’, 24.27
  • Breast- Riley Scott, USC, 27.43
  • Free- Rebecca Millard, Texas, 21.77

MEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY

  1. USC, 1:25.22
  2. Stanford, 1:25.58
  3. Texas, 1:25.81

The Trojan men also brought home a 200 medley relay victory, with Dylan Carter clocking a 19.81 to give them the fastest butterfly split of the field. Also on the relay were Ralf Tribuntsov (21.81 back), Carsten Vissering (24.31 breast), and Santo Condorelli (19.19 free). Stanford was a close 2nd in 1:25.58, as Sam Perry tried to run the Trojans down with an 18.86 anchor split.

Fastest Splits:

  • Fly- Dylan Carter, USC, 19.81
  • Back- Ralf Tribuntsov, USC, 21.81
  • Breast- Matt Anderson, Stanford, 24.25
  • Free- Sam Perry, Stanford, 18.86

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10 Comments on "2016 Texas Invite: Townley Haas Outside Smokes 200 Free in Day 3 Finals"

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Bet Loncar has a dirty 200 back after that splitting tonight

Mah boy Anderson looking fierce

Mah boi Grant lookin fierce <3

curt\'s mom

Mah boi curt lookin fierce <3

I thought arizona was back in the rise there uber fan

They are doesn’t mean I can’t be happy an Arizona native is killing it.

19.91 for Carter on the fly leg. How many points did he score last time he was at NCAA? Like 13? He’s looking to be a 30+ scorer

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