This past weekend Texas hosted both SMU and Arizona in a double dual meet winning both showdowns. There were plenty of impressive swims, with Jack Conger's 200 yard fly with a time of 1:40.34 topping the list. Current photo via Andy Ringgold
This past weekend Texas hosted both SMU and Arizona in a double dual meet winning both showdowns. There were plenty of impressive swims with Jack Conger’s 200 yard fly with a time of 1:40.34 topping the list.
All photos below are courtesy of Andy Ringgold.
Jack Conger has been making waves in the butterfly events this season after demonstrating his prowess in the backstroke earlier in his career. At this dual meet he dropped a 1:40.34 200 fly to break a Texas school record, and set himself up as the fifth fastest performer in the event in NCAA history. Read more here.
Bonnie Brandon had a very good weekend coming up with wins in the 200 back, 500 free, and 1000 free. Her 200 back was a 1:55.58, her 500 a 4:46.92 and her 1000 a 9:39.03.
Brett Ringgold hopping into the pool. Ringgold swam a 19.52 50 freestyle leg in the 200 free relay which came first. He won the 100 fly in 47.36, but his most impressive swim came on the 400 free relay. Ringgold led off the team with a 43.37 split, the fastest of the field including swimmers who started with a flying start.
Gretchen Jaques dominated the breaststroke at this dual meet coming up with wins in the 200 and 100. In the 200 she was a 2:11.63, and in the 100 she was just off an NCAA ‘A’ time with a 59.91.
Kevin Cordes swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and despite being one of the most dominant breaststrokers in NCAA history, lost both events. Cordes swam a 1:58.42 in the 200 and a 54.60 in the 100.
Will Licon took down defending NCAA Champion Kevin Cordes in the 200 breaststorke with a time of 1:57.26 to beat him by over a full second.
Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …