Texas A&M junior Shaine Casas moved to #6 all-time with a 1:38.69 in the 200 fly tonight on the final day of the 2021 American Short Course Championships.
Texas just won their 25th straight Big 12 title, continuing their streak as the only-ever school to win the men’s conference championship.
Texas will look to wrap up their wins on the final day of Big 12s today, only extending their decisive leads from days 1-3.
Follow along as the first night of individual finals takes place at the 2021 Big 12 Championships take place with the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
The Texas Longhorns junior likely earned a trip to the NCAA Championships with his swim, though Texas seems destined to over-qualify again.
Two-time qualifier Chris Yeager is one of six Texas swimmers who don’t appear on NCAA psych sheets, perhaps due to roster limits.
Tonight, we’ll see finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 1650 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and plaform diving.
This morning, the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 fly will be contested, featuring Texas’ Maxime Rooney in the 100 fly.
The Longhorns bookended the meet with nation-leading relay performances, ultimately winning all except two events behind strong underclassmen showings.
The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
(L to R) Frank Runge, Evan Keough, Luis Junqueira and Dimiter Zafirov combined to break the National Record in the boys’ 13-14 800 free relay on Thursday.
Ben Charles, a 1:47.7-200 flyer from Machine Aquatics, has verbally committed to swim for the Longhorns in the class of 2024.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
Texas had to cut two of its 20 projected NCAA invitees. See the full psych sheets and cut lines here.
That time puts Pomajevich in the top 20 in the NCAA this year, safely out danger of not making the cut.