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.
The most interesting race of the day was final of the men’s 200 fly, where three swimmers, Andrew Koustik, Sam Pomajevich, and Daniil Antipov, were vying for times fast enough to earn them a ticket to the NCAAs.
Texas senior Tate Jackson had a great swim in the 100 free, winning it in 49.20, which is the third-best time amongst Americans this season.
The USC Trojans will be trying to build momentum on their strong morning on the final night of the 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invite.
We got to see more scorching times on the final morning of the 2018 Texas Invite, including Tate Jackson dropping the fastest 100 free of the season.
Joanna Evans won a pair of events on the opening night of the Texas/Florida/Indiana meet.
Eddie Reese and the Texas Longhorns have reloaded the roster for a run at a 5th consecutive NCAA title.
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After an incredibly close finish at 2017 nationals, we’ll get to see a rematch between Jack Conger, Chase Kalisz, and Pace Clark in the 200 fly.