Austin Katz & Drew Kibler Explain The Texas X Factor (Video)


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  1. Austin Katz (Texas) – 1:37.35
  2. Ryan Harty (Texas) – 1:40.06
  3. Daniel Carr (Cal) – 1:40.55

There was no denying Austin Katz here as he overtook the nation-leading position from Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21). His time was 1:37.45, coming home in a 24.9 on the final 50, which took out his own pool record and is exactly one second from his lifetime best of 1:36.45. His pool record was done at the 2018 NCAA Championships.

Ryan Harty improved on his morning swim with a 1:40.06, while Cal’s Daniel Carr moved up from prelims to break up the Texas dominance to placed third with a 1:40.55, while the Longhorns still finished 4-5-6 led by Jason Park (1:40.90).


  1. Daniel Krueger (Texas) – 41.45
  2. Drew Kibler (Texas) – 42.16
  3. Ryan Hoffer (Cal) – 42.42

Daniel Krueger was impossible to stop here, hitting a lifetime best of 41.45 to improve his nation-leading position. That swim moves him to the #16 performer in the event, all-time.

Krueger’s teammate Drew Kibler got to the wall for second, clocking a 42.16, with Cal taking third and fourth. Ryan Hoffer was there for third in 42.42 while Pawel Sendyk was 42.56 for fourth. Arizona’s Marin Ercegovic (42.56) and Cal’s Michael Jensen (42.98) were also able to break 43 seconds.

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9 months ago

Something tells me Texas is going to be REALLY fast come March. The fight for the team crown with Cal is shaping up to be a nail-biter.

Reply to  Nostradamus
9 months ago

Agreed – so much so that it might not be a nail-biter

9 months ago

I have a sneaking suspicion that Ryan Harty takes part in or contributes to a lot of this “weirdness”

Reply to  harambe
9 months ago

Definitely seems like a strange guy

Reply to  harambe
9 months ago

I don’t know about strange… I was sitting close to Kris Kubik in one of recent meets and when Horns got our of the locker room, Harty’s was the name he called first from stands.

9 months ago

Katz looks like someone that would feel comfortable raising bunch of cows and making cheese in Alps.

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