2020 Big 12 Championships Psych Sheets: Texas Senior Ryan Harty Not Entered

2020 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships

  • When: Wednesday, February 26th to Saturday, February 29th | Prelims 10:00 am | Finals 6:00 pm
  • Where: Aquatic Center at Mylan Park, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: University of Texas Men (40x), University of Texas Women (8x)
  • Live Results (coming soon)
  • Streaming:
  • Championship Central: Here
  • Detailed Timeline: Here
  • Psych Sheets: Here

The psych sheets for the 2020 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships have been released, with a major notable absence on the men’s side: Texas senior Ryan Harty, owner of three top-five times in the country this season (100/200 back, 200 IM).

Harty is a multi-time Big 12 champion and competed for the second-place Longhorns at the 2019 Men’s Division I NCAA Championships. There, he swam the 200 IM, placing 16th in finals; 100 back, where he was fifth; 200 back, taking ninth; and 200 medley relay, where the team took fourth.

SwimSwam has reached out to the school for more information on Harty’s absence.

Aside from Harty, the pre-cut entries reveal a few other notable lineup choices for Texas swimmers as the Longhorn men seek their 41st straight title and the women seek their eighth straight.

Texas transfer senior Maxime Rooney, an SEC Champion and multi-time All-American, is entered in just the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly. He’s been the fastest 100 butterflyer, third-fastest 200-freestyler, and fourth-fastest 100 freestyler and 11th-fastest 50 freestyle in the nation so far this season.

The Longhorns will also leave sophomore Alex Zettle, the 2019 conference champion in the 1,650, at home. Last year, he also took second in the 500 and fifth in the 200 free, but is ranked 19th in the Big 12 with a 1:39.45 in the 200 this season. Chris Yeager, the 2018 Big 12 champion in the mile, is also not entered.

Versatile Texas junior Evie Pfeifer is entered in the 400 IM, 500 free and 200 back. She’ll aim to defend her title in the 400 IM, and opted not to swim the 1650, for which she would have been the top seed.

Pfeifer’s freshman teammate Kelly Pash is entered 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 fly. Had she entered, Pash would have been the top seed in the 200 free and 100 fly. Fellow Longhorn freshman Miranda Heckman is entered in the 500, 100 free, 200 free (now the top seed in the conference) and 200 back; she entered the 1650, with Pfeifer out, Heckman would have been the top seed.

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Tomek
1 year ago

Loosing Harty is big for Texas 🙁

Dbswims
Reply to  Tomek
1 year ago

Considering that hes only not here at this meet, it basically doesn’t even matter for Texas because theres still literally no way they lose

Horninco
Reply to  Tomek
1 year ago

Not being in Morgantown doesn’t mean he’s out for NCAA’s

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  Tomek
1 year ago

Not nice to call him loose

Michael Andrew Wilson
1 year ago

All 3 guys swam fast enough at midseason to qualify for NCAAs, and all 3 had at least somewhat underwhelming NCAA meets last year compared to midseason or conference. It’s possible this is a function of having to legitimately travel to conference for the first time in ages / academic conflicts / getting their tapers right / already having invites to the big dance.

Austinpoolboy
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
1 year ago

That’s what I’m hoping!

Markster
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

No need to even hope. This is exactly the scenario. I’m sure they will be racing at ncaas

sscommentor
1 year ago

did Harty ever swim a full season? -what a bummer, kid has unlimited potential

kdswim
1 year ago

Texas is leaving several people home for this meet as mentioned about 2 500/1650 guys that have very safe cuts not going. Interesting that Jack Collins, who is currently 6th in the mile is going, but he may want to get a bit better time to try and insure being in the NCAA A final at night.

Superfan
Reply to  kdswim
1 year ago

He might need to solidify his 500 and not be a one trick pony and left home from NCAAs like last year!

Horninco
Reply to  kdswim
1 year ago

The theory has been floated (not by me) that certain Texas swimmers who need cuts/possible scoring times will make their full taper cases next week in Austin at the short course championships rather than At an unknown pool in Morgantown.

Just a thought.

Harty could be sick, have an exam, have an unexpected family event, could be hurt, etc. either way he doesn’t need to be there and was swimming well just a few weeks ago

PsychoDad
Reply to  Horninco
1 year ago

Harty is a graduate student so academics are not a reason. I hope it is not an injury.

KDSwim
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

I assume you must mean in some sort of NCAA technical way. I don’t recall Texas graduate school being a pushover on demands for time and attendance.

PsychoDad
Reply to  KDSwim
1 year ago

What I meant is low GPA cannot be a reason he is missing the meet. By the time you are a graduate student, you know what you are doing. Never meant Texas graduate school is a pushover. I should know, I was a visiting Professor there.

Swammer
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

LOL yes, that’s for sure the universal experience of all graduate students ever.

RenéDescartes
Reply to  Horninco
1 year ago

Can’t control the length of the pool in Morgantown, but you can in Austin.

Horninco
Reply to  RenéDescartes
1 year ago

Big brain thoughts right there

BaldingEagle
Reply to  Horninco
1 year ago

The Longhorns swim in an absolute palace. There may not be a better pool in the USA. That said, they can’t just have a perfect setting for every meet. They’ll inevitably have to go somewhere for another meet, including NCAA. Even swimming at Indy in 4 weeks means travel and getting accustomed to another pool, even though everyone has already swam there. Traveling creates adaptability.

If swimmers are left off the travel roster and psych sheet, it may be, as mentioned, academic reasons. Or maybe they have a very specific training block and having consistent practice times and at-home coaches (besides Coach Reese) is a function of planning for the bigger meet in March. Or giving the 22nd-26th guy… Read more »

Dbswims
1 year ago

The records on the psych sheets are so outdated, its kinda funny lol

Horninco
Reply to  Dbswims
1 year ago

Big 12 is a joke

Gator
1 year ago

It just doesn’t matter (for UT)

Anonymous
Reply to  Gator
1 year ago

Seriously. Must be nice to take it easy for conference champs.
On a different topic, glaringly sad to see the low number of total guy splashes compared to girls. Title IX is great and super important, but I wonder if adjustments can be made to encourage schools to keep the guys.

leisurely1:29
Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

Only way schools can keep the guys is to get rid of Title IX

Swimgeek
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 year ago

Or spend more $$$

Anonymous
Reply to  Swimgeek
1 year ago

Spread the money from the other sports around. Seriously, it’s embarrassing being from the Midwest and having very little options for swim teams.

Snarky
1 year ago

Someone’s asleep at the wheel in putting together the psych sheets. The records are about a decade off in some events. Hello.

Stinky
Reply to  Snarky
1 year ago

Insert hackneyed joke about WV being behind the times here….Or maybe it should be about the Big 12 HQ not knowing they still have Swimming & Diving in the conference….

Snarky
1 year ago

And the NCAA cuts must be slower for the Big 12! See psych sheet!

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