Manuel had just enough in the tank to hold off Katie Ledecky, winning in a new Pac-12 Meet Record time of 1:40.37 ahead of Ledecky’s 1:40.50.
Ledecky, who typically makes headlines in the freestyle events, busted out a new American Record with a 3:57.68 in the 400 IM.
Shortly after setting a new Meet Record in the 100 fly, Hu returned to the pool to set another Pac-12 Meet Record in the 100 back.
Have yourself a morning, Kentucky high school swimming stand-out Nicolas Albiero.
In a nailbiter finish against Cal, the Cardinal closed day 2 finals with a new Meet Record of 1:26.44 in the 200 free relay, just out-touching the Bears by .05.
Manuel came out on top of a star-studded 50 free field, throwing down a 21.29 to keep the Cardinal winning streak alive.
Ledecky obliterated the 500 free field, tearing through the water en route to a 4:25.15 victory.
Schooling shot off the blocks, securing gold in a blazing 18.76. With that, he took down Jimmy Feigen’s former Big 12 Conference Record of 18.84 in the event.
Cox dominated the field, touching in a blistering 1:52.82 to clip her own Big 12 Conference Record of 1:52.83, which she set back in December at this season’s Texas Invite.
Shortly after the home crowd saw a Big 12 Record go down on the women’s side, Longhorn fans were in for another record-breaking swim in the men’s 500 free.
Texas sophomore Joanna Evans, a Bahamian Olympian, captured gold in record-breaking fashion on night 2 of the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.
Ledecky cruised to a 4:28.37, topping the field by nearly 10 seconds and setting a new Pac-12 Meet Record. That cleared the former mark of 4:31.90 set by Cierra Runge in 2015.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling tied a 13-year-old Meet Record in day 2 prelims of the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships, touching in 19.18 to tie the mark set by Ian Crocker in 2004.
Even without former NCAA runner-up in the 200 free Simone Manuel in the group, Katie Ledecky (above) and the Stanford women swam the fastest 800 free relay in history.
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