2022 BIG 12 SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 23-Saturday, February 26, 2022
- The Aquatic Center at Mylan Park – Morgantown, WV
- SCY (25 yards)
- Defending Champions:
- Women: Texas (9x)
- Men: Texas (25x)
- Women’s Big 12 Record Book
- Men’s Big 12 Record Book
- 2021 Big 12 Champs Results
- Championship Central
- Live Results
- Live Streaming: Big 12 Now On ESPN+
The 2022 Big 12 Championships continue tonight with a hefty schedule. The schedule for this evening includes finals of 3m diving, 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and the 100 back, along with timed finals of the 200 free relay.
As always, the Longhorns are running away with both the men’s and women’s team competition. But, last night we saw lots of great racing, whether that was a conference record by the Longhorn women, or some close races for the spots behind the Longhorns. Expect that trend to continue tonight in Morgantown.
Women’s 3m Diving – Finals
- Conference Record: 420.60 – Vicky Xu (Kansas), 2019
Meet Record: 400.00 Bridget O’Neil (Kansas), 2021
- Hailey Hernandez (Texas) – 418.50
- Bridget O’Neil (Texas) – 401.15
- Jiayu Chen (Kansas) – 380.10
Women’s 100 Fly – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 50.92
- NCAA B Standard: 53.76
- 2022 Invite Time: 52.70
- Conference record: 50.37 – Olivia Bray (Texas), 2021
Meet Record: 51.05 – Olivia Bray (Texas), 2021
Texas sophomore Olivia Bray shaved 0.02s off of her meet record time from last year. While the Big 12 record book (and live results) show Bray’s time tonight as an overall conference record, she was actually faster back in 2020, when she went 50.37 at the Texas Invite.
Last night, the Longhorn continually swept the top three or four spots in each race, but tonight, TCU’s Jeanne Dahmen grabbed 2nd with a time of 53.95. That put her just ahead of Kansas’ Autumn Looney, who took 3rd with a 53.98. Looney’s teammate Lezli Sisung, a freshman, finished 6th with a 55.12. Dahmne’s TCU teammate Rylee Moore ended up 8th in 55.23.
Men’s 100 Fly – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 44.96
- NCAA B Standard: 47.43
- 2022 Invite Time: 46.29
- Conference record: 43.75 – Joe Schooling (Texas), 2017
- Meet Record: 44.06 – Joe Schooling (Texas), 2017
Fellow Longhorn Zac Van Zandt finished 3rd in 46.06 after clocking a personal best of 45.48 this morning.
West Virginia also had three men in the A-final. The Mountaineers were led by David Dixon, who dropped over a second from prelims to take 4th in 46.78. Max Gustafson took 6th at 47.86, and freshman Zhenya Ingram finished 7th with a 48.32.
TCU’s Piotr Sadłowski (47.31) and Stefan Varga (49.22) finished 6th and 8th.
Women’s 400 IM – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 4:03.62
- NCAA B Standard: 4:17.30
- 2022 Invite Time: 4:13.19
- Conference record: 4:00.97 – Madisyn Cox (Texas), 2017
- Meet Record: 4:01.15 – Madisyn Cox (Texas), 2017
- Kelly Pash (Texas) 4:07.65
- Evie Pfeifer (Texas) – 4:10.56
- Olivia McMurray (Texas) – 4:16.22
It was back to a Longhorn sweep, as the Teas women took the top four spots once again. Kelly Pash won easily, touching in a time of 4:07.65 that was nearly three seconds faster than teammate Evie Pfeifer (4:10.56).
Freshman Olivia McMurray took 3rd in 4:16.
There was a tight race for 4th, but Longhorn Erica Sullivan got her hand on the wall at 4:19.73 just ahead WVU’s Emily Knorr and Kansas’ Brigid Gwidt, both of whom touched in 4:19.76.
Gwidt’s Jayhawk teammates Paige Riekhof and Ellie Wehrmann ended up 7th and 8th at 4:21.95 and 4:22.82.
Men’s 400 IM – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 3:39.16
- NCAA B Standard: 3:51.46
- 2022 Invite Time: 3:45.67
- Conference record: 3:36.37 – Will Licon (Texas), 2015
Meet Record: 3:40.22 – Carson Foster (Texas), 2021
Carson Foster took 2.5s off of his own meet record, clocking a 3:37.72 that ranks as one of the fastest times in the NCAA this season, although Carson currently leads the NCAA rankings with a converted time of 3:35.61 from Short Course Worlds. Carson’s brother Jake Foster took 2nd in 3:40.42; he was already #4 in the nation with a 3:40.56 from the Minnesota Invite, and he retains that spot.
The Fosters’ teammate David Johnston added 0.11s from his top-seeded time from the 3:43.61. Braden Vines took 5th in 3:47.81.
TCU had three men in the A-final. Geremia Freri took 4th in 3:45.18, Luke Dimicelli (3:49.72), and Kade Knoch (3:56.51) finished 8th.
WVU’s Josh Harlan (3:54.15) finished 7th.
Women’s 200 Free – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 1:42.98
- NCAA B Standard: 1:47.12
- 2022 Invite Time: 1:46.26
- Conference record: 1:42.70 – Kelly Pash (Texas), 2021
- Meet Record: 1:42.70 – Kelly Pash (Texas), 2021
Men’s 200 Free – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 1:32.05
- NCAA B Standard: 1:36.32
- 2022 Invite Time: 1:34.04
- Conference record: 1:29.50 – Townley Haas (Texas), 2018
- Meet Record: 1:32.01 – Ricky Berens (Texas), 2009
This quickly developed into a three-man race, and it looked like any of the eventual top three finishers could’ve won heading into the final length. Drew Kibler put his head down on the final approach to the wall, winning in 1:32.64. Peter Larson took 2nd in 1:32.92, followed by Coby Carrozza at 1:33.08. Kibler and Larson were each a bit faster leading off on Texas’ 800 free relays Wednesday night. A fourth Longhorn, Luke Hobson, finished 4th, a bit further back, at 1:35.47. Carrozza and Hobsn split 1:32.16 and 1:33.22 on the 2nd and 3rd legs of the Texas ‘A’ relay Wednesday.
Women’s 100 Breast – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 58.46
- NCAA B Standard: 1:01.84
- 2022 Invite Time: 1:00.15
Conference record: 57.71 – Breeja Larson (Texas A&M), 2012 Meet Record: 57.92 – Breeja Larson (Texas A&M), 2012
Texas sophomore Anna Elendt broke a meet record previously held by Breeja Larson with a 57.35. That appears to move her up to #7 all-time in the event, and looks to be a meet and conference record.
Men’s 100 Breast – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 51.59
- NCAA B Standard: 54.27
- 2022 Invite Time: 52.40
- Conference record: 50.68 – Will Licon (Texas), 2017
Meet Record: 51.15 – Will Licon (Texas), 2017
- Caspar Corbeau (Texas) – 50.96
- Jadon Wuilliez (Texas Christian) – 52.47
- Janis Silins (Texas Christian) – 52.73
Caspar Corbeau got back under 51 for the 2nd time this year, winning in 50.96 and breaking a meet record previously held by Will Licon. The Longhorn has been flashing the speed this year, going 51.07 and 50.79 back in December after swimming 51.62 at NCAAs last year.
WVU’s Fausto Huerta finished 5th at 54.41.
With only three teams competing, and a number of Longhorn men competing as exhibition-only, there were only seven men in the A-final. Longhorn Charlie Scheinfeld won the B-final with a time of 52.71.
Women’s 100 Back – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 50.93
- NCAA B Standard: 53.94
- 2022 Invite Time: 53.01
- Conference record: 50.51 – Claire Adams (Texas), 2020
- Meet Record: 50.51 – Claire Adams (Texas), 2020
The lone Horned Frog in the heat, Kylee Moore, took 3rd with a 53.38.
West Virginia earned 4th and 6th place finishes from Ana Zortea (53.83) and Jacqueline McCutchan (54.72). Iowa State also had two women in the A-final, with Liz Richardson touching 5th at 54.65 and Emily Haas 8th at 54.98.
Kansas freshman Ellie Howe took 7th with a 54.86.
Men’s 100 Back – Finals
- NCAA A Standard: 44.94
- NCAA B Standard: 47.77
- 2022 Invite Time: 46.37
- Conference record: 44.35 – John Shebat (Texas), 2017
- Meet Record: 44.95 – Alvin Jiang (Texas) – 2020
- Cameron Auchinachie (Texas) – 45.32
- Anthony Grimm (Texas) – 45.71
- Justin Holmes (West Virginia) – 47.71
Grad transfer Cameron Auchinachie won his first individual title as a Longhorn with his 45.32 win here tonight. Longhorn freshman Anthony Grimm was exactly a tenth of a second behind Auchinachie at the halfway point, and finished just about four-tenths behind ta 45.71.
WVU’s Justin Helmes took 3rd at 47.71, with teammate Zhenya Ingram taking 7th at 49.66.
The Longhorns had four non-scoring swimmers in the B-final, and all four were faster than the official 3rd-place time. Ethan Harder led that group with a 46.23.
Men’s 3m Diving – Finals
- Conference Record: 553.15 – Jordan Windle (Texas), 2020
- Meet Record: 553.15 – Jordan Windle (Texas), 2020
- Andrew Harness (Texas) – 453.84
- David Ekdahl (TCU) – 408.20
- Andrew Gawin-Parigini (Texas) – 379.40
Women’s 200 Free Relay – Timed Final
- Texas – 1:28.06
- West Virginia – 1:31.70
- Texas Christian – 1:31.73
The Longhorns hit a season-best time of 1:28.06, which currently ties for them 15th in the nation this season. Grace Cooper led off in 22.37, then Emma Sticklen (22.04), Kelly Pash (21.76) and Bridget Semenuk (21.89) finished it off with a NCAA ‘B’ cut.
West Virginia narrowly came out on top against Texas Christian in the battle for second, touching first 1:31.70 to 1:31.73.
Men’s 200 Free Relay – Timed Final
- Texas Christian – 1:18.94
- West Virginia – 1:19.64
All four TCU men went between 19.44 and 19.92, as the Horned Frogs beat the Mountaineers 1:18.94 to 1:19.64 after the Longhorns drew a disqualification.
Texas touched first in approximately 1:15.3, but were eventually disqualified for an early take-off on Auchinachie. The results show a -0.03s early takeoff (against 0.75s and 0.34s RTs on the next two legs), and video from the livestream made it look like it may actually have been safe, but video review at the venue upheld the initial DQ.
Scores Though Day 3
- Texas – 744
- Kansas – 431.5
- Texas Christian – 391
- West Virginia – 318.5
- Iowa State – 317
- Texas – 721
- Texas Christian – 569
- West Virginia – 509