Madisyn Cox Goes World-Leading Time in 200 IM at Longhorn Invite


  • January 17-19, 2019
  • Austin, TX
  • Results
  • LCM

Madisyn Cox of Longhorn Aquatics stole the show tonight, dominating the 200 IM with a 2:10.29. For Cox, that was an outstanding swim. This was not far off of her best time, a 2:09.69 from 2017 US Summer Nationals, and this was her best in-season swim ever. Previously, her only time under 2:11 from a non-championship meet was 2:10.98 from the Austin PSS in January 2018, about a year ago.

Cox shoots past American Melanie Margalis to the #1 time in the world this year. Tonight, she beat Texas sophomore Evie Pfeifer (2:15.78).

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Longhorn Aquatics’ Clark Smith was well under four minutes in the men’s 400 free, winning it in 3:53.17. That’s a solid time for Smith, less than a second off of what he went at this meet last year. The women’s race went to Santa Clara Swim Club’s Nicole Oliva (4:17.26). The 17-year-old Oliva, who represents the Philippines internationally, was nine-tenths off of her lifetime best of 4:16.29 from the 2018 Pan Pacs.

Texas senior John Shebat clocked the win in the 200 IM, going 2:02.81 for his best in-season long course 200 IM ever. Denver Hilltoppers’ William Goodwin was 2:05.43 for 2nd, a lifetime best for the Mizzou commit.


  • Texas freshman Grace Ariola won the women’s 50 free in 25.37, an improvement on the 25.89 she posted at this time last year.
  • Texas sophomore Preston Varozza was 57.15 to take the men’s 100 back.
  • The women’s 100 back went to 16-year-old Greer Pattison (1:03.87) of Scottsdale Aquatic Club.
  • Angela Quan of Santa Clara Swim Club, 14 years old, hit a new personal best of 1:02.78 to win the 100 fly. That was nearly a full second off of her old best.
  • Kyle Robrock of Denver Hilltoppers went 23.13 to edge Texas frosh Daniel Krueger (23.29) in the men’s 50 free.

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2 years ago

At my very best, if I swam shaved and tapered on Jan 1st, I think I could be the world best through about Jan 2nd. You?

1 year ago

Boss lady.

1 year ago

Must have been drinking a lot of that good tab water

Reply to  Swimswum
1 year ago

It’s quite sad that an athlete can be wrongfully accused of knowingly taking a microscopic amount of a banned substance that cannot even be bought in her country, have no explanation as to where it came from so she offers whatever she can in a plea to continue her otherwise immaculate career, then finds an absolutely legitimate reason for the contamination in a substance the same wrongful accusers told her she could take (so she didn’t retest in the intitial accusation), and miserable people like this still call her a cheat. Shame.

Reply to  TheTruth
1 year ago

Because so many prominent athletes have lied about taking illegal substances, we’re conditioned to not believe anyone anymore.

Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
1 year ago

Unfortunately with their abilities to test to such micro traces these contamination cases are going to become more frequent. Cox’s amount was a 10th of a billionth or .0000000001 of a gram. A level of .1 nanogram is almost unfathomable

Reply to  TheTruth
1 year ago

Sounds a lot like the Hardy case. She repeated the narrative that she ‘proved’ the tainted supplement excuse but I still haven’t seen any public confirmation of that anywhere. Didn’t SS report a few weeks back that the manufacturer had not discovered any tainted products?

Reply to  ChompChomp
1 year ago

That is not what SS said. A WADA certified lab reported that they found it in both an opened and a sealed bottle from the same lot number. This was not a powder or a capsule. It was a pressed tablet with 4 ng in each tablet. If you are going to try to smear someone at least get your facts straight.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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