2017 Men’s Big 12 Championships Wednesday, February 22 – Saturday, February 25 Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center- University…
Texas senior Madisyn Cox claimed a pair of individual wins in her final dual meet as an NCAA swimmer.
Texas standout Madisyn Cox was on fire tonight, breaking Kathleen Hersey’s former school record in the 200 IM with a 1:52.83. That also makes her the 10th fastest performer of all time.
The Stanford men were on a roll this morning, putting 4 swimmers into the final of the 500 free and 5 swimmers into the final of the 200 IM.
Among the notable races to watch is the men’s 200 yard free, which will feature U.S. Olympic gold medalists Clark Smith and Townley Haas, as well as Stanford freshman standout Grant Shoults and Olympic champ Ous Mellouli.
Backstroke extraordinaire Austin Katz looks to continue the Texas Longhorns’ tradition of excellence in men’s swimming.
The Longhorns are in the hunt for an NCAA threepeat this season, and they have very few weaknesses.
Conger swept the butterfly races, first winning the 100 in 45.47 before going on to clock a winning time of 1:42.40 in the 200.
There’s only one scratch out of the A finals on night 1 of the 2016 Longhorn Aquatics Elite Invite, and it’s 5-seed Brett Ringgold in the 100 free.
Instead of the typical pre-meet scratches that come out the night before a meet, the Longhorn Elite Invite is actually growing. Texas training partners Laura Sogar, Lisa Boyce and Brett Ringgold are new additions to the heat sheets compared to the psych sheets we saw earlier in the week.
Defending NCAA 200 yard breaststroke champion Will Licon swam a more unique distance of the stroke last weekend in a local club meet.
At the meet’s conclusion, the Texas men walked away with 9 event titles out of 21 events, scoring 541.5 points total. The only team in history with more event titles were the 2001 Longhorns.
The Texas men are in position to defend their NCAA title, but the battle for the rest of the top 5 spots could get interesting. Cal and Florida are separated by 16 points right now, with the Golden Bears sitting in 2nd.
Tim Binning, SwimSwam’s chief photographer for Men’s NCAAs, got all the action of tonight’s unbelievable racing on camera. See the photo vault for a first-person perspective of what it’s like to be on deck at Georgia Tech.
Auburn’s Peter Holoda, Alabama’s Kristian Gkolomeev, and Texas’ Brett Ringgold collectively posted a 19.18 in this morning’s 50 free and will conduct a three-way swim-off for entry in tonight’s championship final.