2017 Big 12 Championships: Day 3 Prelims Live Recap

2017 BIG 12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships continue this morning in Austin, Texas. Swimmers will compete in the preliminary heats of the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Texas’ Madisyn Cox is one of the headliners on the women’s side, as she chases the Big 12 Conference Record in the 400 IM. Teammate Joanna Evans will be seeking her 2nd victory of the meet in the 200 free.

On the men’s side Texas teammates Jack Conger and Joseph Schooling will go head-to-head in the 100 fly, while Townley Haas and Clark Smith will have another showdown in the 200 free. Big 12 Conference Record holder Will Licon and Big 12 Meet Record holder Jonathan Roberts will square off in the 400 IM.

WOMEN’S 100 FLY

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 51.49
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 54.49
  • Big 12 Record: Triin Aljand (2008)- 51.32
  • Conference Meet Record: Lily Moldenhauer (2014)- 51.92
  1. Lauren Case, Texas, 52.13
  2. Remedy Rule, Texas, 52.66
  3. Brynne Wong, Texas, 53.84
  4. Morgan Bullock, West Virginia, 54.36
  5. Julia Miranda, West Virginia, 54.61
  6. Micaela Roemer, TCU, 54.75
  7. Pia Plavic, Kansas, 54.84
  8. Amelie Currat, West Virginia, 55.03

Texas freshman Lauren Case led the way through prelims with a quick 52.13. She’ll be joined in the final by teammates Remedy Rule and Brynne Wong. West Virginia also got 3 into the final, led by freshman standout Morgan Bullock in 4th place. Julia Miranda was 5th, while teammate Amelie Currat took 8th.

MEN’S 100 FLY

  1. Joseph Schooling, Texas, 45.44
  2. Will Glass, Texas, 46.21
  3. Jack Conger, Texas, 46.34
  4. Brett Ringgold, Texas, 46.93
  5. Max Holter, Texas, 47.17
  6. Garrett Hills, TCU, 47.43
  7. Tate Jackson, Texas, 48.18
  8. John Smith, TCU, 48.66

Texas’ Joseph Schooling cruised to the top spot with a quick 45.44, followed by teammates Will Glass and Jack Conger with a pair of 46-lows. The Longhorns took 6 of the 8 top spots, but TCU got 2 in with Garrett Hills (6th) and John Smith (8th).

WOMEN’S 400 IM

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 4:05.36
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 4:19.39
  • Big 12 Record: Kathleen Hersey (2009)- 4:01.91
  • Conference Meet Record: Madisyn Cox (2016)- 4:04.67
  1. Madisyn Cox, Texas, 4:10.42
  2. Maggie D’Innocenzo, Texas, 4:16.78
  3. Haley Ruegmer, Iowa State, 4:19.41
  4. Madison Straight, Texas, 4:19.45
  5. Elise Forzley, TCU, 4:20.19
  6. Libby Walker, Kansas, 4:20.54
  7. Alexandra Robertson, TCU, 4:22.53
  8. Mary Kate Luddy, Iowa State, 4:23.61

Madisyn Cox cruised to a 4:10.42 to lead prelims, topping the field by over 6 seconds. Teammates Maggie D’Innocenzo and Madison Straight both cleared 4:20 for 2nd and 4th respectively. Also in the medal hunt tonight will be Iowa State’s Haley Ruegmer, who qualified 3rd.

MEN’S 400 IM

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 3:40.76
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 3:54.49
  • Big 12 Record: Will Licon (2015)- 3:36.37
  • Conference Meet Record: Jonathan Roberts (2016)- 3:41.54
  1. Will Licon, Texas, 3:44.39
  2. Sam Stewart, Texas, 3:44.42
  3. Jonathan Roberts, Texas, 3:49.11
  4. Mason Tenney, Texas, 3:49.93
  5. Carlos Hunnicutt, TCU, 3:55.01
  6. Dayne Odendaal, TCU, 3:56.62
  7. James Koval, West Virginia, 3:56.66
  8. John Remetta, TCU, 3:59.41

Texas’ Will Licon and Sam Stewart were narrowly separated with a pair of 3:44s this morning. Stewart’s 3:44.42 was a new personal best by almost a second. Defending champ Jonathan Roberts touched 3rd in 3:49.11, while the Longhorns’ Mason Tenney was also sub-3:50 in 3:49.93.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:43.63
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:47.99
  • Big 12 Record: Karlee Bispo (2012)- 1:42.78
  • Conference Meet Record: Karlee Bispo (2011) 1:43.43
  1. Quinn Carrozza, Texas, 1:46.75
  2. Joanna Evans, Texas, 1:47.29
  3. (T-3) Jenny Nusbaum, Kansas, 1:48.30
  4. (T-3) Nora McCullagh, Texas, 1:48.30
  5. Keely Soellner, Iowa State, 1:48.79
  6. Sammie Hashbarger, Texas, 1:49.94
  7. Anelise Diener, Texas, 1:50.08
  8. Emma Skelley, West Virginia, 1:50.47

Texas’ Joanna Evans and Quinn Carrozza will battle in the middle of the pool again tonight. This time, Carrozza led the way through prelims, while Evans touched 2nd. Teammate Nora McCullagh and Kansas’ Jenny Nusbaum tied for 3rd, with Iowa State’s Keely Soellner also touching in the 1:48-range for 5th seed.

MEN’S 200 FREE

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:32.97
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:37.99
  • Big 12 Record: Townley Haas (2016)- 1:30.46
  • Conference Meet Record: Ricky Berens (2009)- 1:32.01
  1. Clark Smith, Texas, 1:34.72
  2. PJ Dunne, Texas, 1:35.09
  3. Sam Kline, Texas, 1:35.31
  4. Townley Haas, Texas, 1:35.50
  5. Jeff Newkirk, Texas, 1:35.67
  6. Jacob Huerta, Texas, 1:37.49
  7. Radu Duican, TCU, 1:37.75
  8. Jeremy Nichols, Texas, 1:38.15

Clark Smith raced to the top spot this morning, edging out teammate PJ Dunne. Just tenths behind were teammates Sam Kline, Townley Haas, and Jeff Newkirk. TCU got a swimmer in with Radu Duican taking 7th.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 59.04
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 1:02.49
  • Big 12 Record: Breeja Larson (2012)- 57.51
  • Conference Meet Record: Breeja Larson (2012)- 57.92
  1. Jordan Surhoff, Texas, 1:01.15
  2. Devin Newton, Texas, 1:01.73
  3. Emma Harris, West Virginia, 1:02.22
  4. Haley Downey, Kansas, 1:02.69
  5. Olivia Anderson, Texas, 1:02.98
  6. Kasey Roberts, Iowa State, 1:03.03
  7. Ashley Dyke, TCU, 1:03.12
  8. Danica Delaquis, Iowa State, 1:03.16

Texas’ Jordan Surhoff and Devin Newton led prelims with a pair of 1:01s. Their teammate Olivia Anderson came in at 5th behind West Virginia’s Emma Harris and Kansas’ Haley Downey. Iowa State got 2 into the final with Kasey Roberts at 6th and Danica Delaquis at 8th.

MEN’S 100 BREAST

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 51.93
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 55.39
  • Big 12 Record: Will Licon (2017)- 51.17
  • Conference Meet Record: Will Licon (2017)- 51.17
  1. Jake Armstrong, West Virginia, 53.71
  2. Imri Ganiel, Texas, 53.73
  3. Casey Melzer, Texas, 54.12
  4. Austin Temple, Texas, 54.53
  5. Jared Butler, Texas, 54.71
  6. Safa Anya, Texas, 54.82
  7. Jakus Swierczynski, TCU, 55.11
  8. Drew Riebel, West Virginia, 55.16

West Virginia’s Jake Armstrong will look to snap the Longhorns’ winning streak tonight after taking top seed ahead of Texas’ Imri Ganiel. Behind them, a handful of Texas men qualified in the 54-range for the 3rd through 6th seeds, led by Casey Melzer.

WOMEN’S 100 BACK

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 51.45
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 55.09
  • Big 12 Record: Tasija Karosas (2016)- 51.40
  • Conference Meet Record: Tasija Karosas (2016)- 51.40
  1. Claire Adams, Texas, 51.98
  2. Tasija Karosas, Texas, 52.06
  3. Kaitlin Harty, Texas, 54.23
  4. Yulduz Kuchkarova, Kansas, 54.59
  5. Madison Ibrahim, TCU, 54.68
  6. Amelie Currat, 54.69
  7. Rebecca Baxley, Texas, 54.88
  8. Harper Emswiler, Iowa State, 55.07

Texas’ Claire Adams came with in 3 tenths of her best time, posting the only aub-52 of the morning. Hundredths behind in 2nd was teammate Tasija Karosas, while Kaitlin Harty swept the top 3 spots for the Longhorns.

MEN’S 100 BACK

  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 45.37
  • NCAA ‘B’ cut: 48.49
  • Big 12 Record: Neil Walker (1997)- 44.92
  • Conference Meet Record: Andrew Marsh (2016)- 45.41
  1. John Shebat, Texas, 47.12
  2. Josh Artmann, Texas, 47.63
  3. Merwane Elmerini, West Virginia, 47.82
  4. Braxton Moore, Texas, 48.58
  5. Preston Varozza, Texas, 48.61
  6. Luke Hene, West Virginia, 49.43
  7. Austin Hartke, West Virginia, 49.80
  8. Jake Powell, TCU, 50.49

Texas’ John Shebat took top seed in 47.12, followed by freshman teammate Josh Artmann (47.63). Also coming in at the 47-range for 3rd seed was West Virginia’s Merwane Elmerini, who will be looking for his 1st medal of the meet after placing 5th in last night’s 50 free final.

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Swimnerd

Dean Farris asking for some attention over at Ivy’s 1:32.7 2free with a 45.7 100 back in the same session

Joel Lin

That is quite a double being consecutive events.

He’ll toggle the 1:32 barrier tonite. Hope he has something left for the 100 back finals.

SwimGeek

Incredible double for sure. Small quibble — They are not consecutive events b/c the 100 breast is in between

big calves

Is his dad Brandon from Slo?

ole 99

Is Ryan Harty no longer swimming for Texas?

completelyconquered

Redshirting

Uberfan

West Virginia put 3 people in the 400 IM final game and 2 in the 100 back final, game over Longhorns!

E Gamble

Were all three A cuts? ☺

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