2017 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25
- Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center- University of Texas
- Prelims 10 AM/ Finals 6 PM (Central Time)
- Defending Champs: Texas (20x) (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results (Or via Meet Mobile)
- Women’s Fan Guide / Men’s Fan Guide
We knew to expect something big from the Texas women at this meet, and their season is shaping up to be one of the great NCAA comeback stories of our time. What other team in history has finished fifteenth at an NCAA Championships and then come back less than a year later to snap the national defending champions’ 22-year home win streak?
And now, after just one race of the 2017 Big 12 Championships, the team has begun to deliver, taking down Texas A&M’s 200 medley relay record in their first swim of the meet.
Earlier tonight, the team of senior Tasija Karosas, senior Madisyn Cox, sophomore Remedy Rule, and junior Rebecca Millard came together for 1:35.39 to set a new Big 12 record, outdoing the old 1:36.02 mark set by Texas A&M at the 2012 Big 12s, back when the Aggies were still part of the conference. You can see a split comparison below:
|Texas (2/22/2016)||Texas A&M (2/23/12)|
|Back||Tasija Karosas: 24.22||Tess Simpson (24.57)|
|Breast||Madisyn Cox: 26.59||Breeja Larson (26.54)|
|Fly||Remedy Rule: 23.23||Paige Miller (22.72)|
|Free||Rebecca Millard: 21.35||Erica Dittmer (22.19)|
As evidenced here, Tasija Karosas and Rebecca Millard made the biggest gains for the Texas team compared to the A&M record, although Madisyn Cox‘s ability to hold with Breeja Larson‘s split (just months before Larson would pull off a huge 100 breast Olympic Trials upset over Rebecca Soni and head off to the London Olympics), is no small feat. This race is evidence of an exciting meet to come, so, even if the team title is all-but-decided, keep your eyes on on Austin this weekend.