Haas Anchors Longhorns to Victory on Day 1 of Texas Invite


The 2017 Texas Invitational kicked off Wednesday night with the 800 free relay. The Longhorn women got the ball rolling with n NCAA ‘A’ cut time to win the first title of the meet. Claire Adams led off in 1:43.93, followed by teammates Rebecca Millard (1:44.56), Remedy Rule (1:45.97), and Joanna Evans (1:44.29) as they combined for a 6:58.75 victory. That leadoff time for Adams was a new best time by over a second. Notably, Quinn Carrozza led off the B squad in personal best 1:44.11, so the Longhorns’ relay could have been even faster had she been on the A team.

Joining them with NCAA ‘A’ cuts were USC (7:00.40) and Arizona (7:02.92). The Trojans got the fastest split of the field with Louise Hansson‘s 1:43.39 leadoff split. They also got a 1:44.58 on the 2nd leg from Tatum Wade as they raced to a 2nd place finish. The Wildcats capitalized on Cameron McHugh (1:45.26) and Kirsten Jacobsen (1:44.53) in the middle portion of the race to bring home the bronze.

On the men’s side, the Longhorns pulled of a 1-2 finish with the A and B squads both swimming under the NCAA ‘A’ standard. The A team won it in 6:14.62, with Jonathan Roberts leading off in 1:35.29. Teammates Jeff Newkirk (1:33.60), Joseph Schooling (1:33.17), and Townley Haas (1:32.56) finished the job as they won in 6:14.62. Freshman standout Austin Katz highlighted the B team’s 2nd place finish with his 1:33.78 on the 2nd leg to help them to a 6:19.44.

Following closely with NCAA ‘A’ cuts were Arizona State (6:19.74), Stanford (6:19.93), and Arizona (6:19.99). The Sun Devils rounded out the podium with Cameron Craig leading off in 1:34.77 and Grant House closing in 1:33.14. The Cardinal’s fastest leg came from Grant Shoults (1:34.30) on the leadoff leg as they placed 4th. Coming in 5th were the Wildcats with a pair of 1:34s from Jorge Iga‘s personal best 1:34.60 leadoff and Nick Thorne‘s 1:34.26 on the 2nd leg. USC (6:20.87) came up withing a second of the ‘A’ cut after getting the fastest leadoff leg of the field from Dylan Carter (1:33.88).

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well, that’ll shut everyone up. also, the harvard ‘a’ relay got dqed, but dean farris went a 1:32.97 (he had a -0.09 takeoff)


Still slow

Y choi

how dare you disrespect lord farris like that? off with ye, may god have mercy on your soul


Dean Farris is a god don’t even @ me

Caeleb Dressel Will Get 7 golds in Tokyo

Faster than 99.9 percent of people.


Quite an impressive 200 free from Katz, will be interesting to see how his backstroke is this weekend




Another notable split, freshman Sam Pomajevich lead off the Texas C relay in 1:34.26


Now he’s gonna beat Schooling in the 200 fly

crooked donald

The way Schooling was sucking wind at the end of his 200 free leg, probably so.

Jay ryan

Schooling was 1:33.1 in his leg. Not a bad split, after all.

crooked donald



everyone on Texas split 44-49 (except Haas 43-49) which honestly is a little weird… I don’t think that’s the best way to swim a 200 free but seems to be the trend with everyone except Cam Craig.

JP input is too short

I think uneven splitting like that is evidence that Texas is mostly only partially rested. I know when I was swimming I’d feel pretty good with a couple days rest, like into a big dual meet or something; really good with two weeks taper into midseason invite or Nationals, and anything between that, like before conference, weird things would happen.

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