Winners of the last three NCAA titles and NCAA record-holders in the 400 medley relay, the Texas Longhorns have missed the A final with a 9th-place finish at prelims of the 2018 NCAA meet.
6 different programs have season-best composite times that add up within a second of one another in an event that could turn the tides of the entire meet.
Texas freshman Evie Pfeifer is seeking her 3rd title of the meet in the 1650 free.
Among the swimmers to watch out for tonight on the men’s side are Texas All-Americans Joseph Schooling (100 fly), Jonathan Roberts (400 IM), and Townley Haas (200 free).
That split by schooling was the 3rd fastest fly split in history, behind only his own 19.36 from the 2016 NCAA Championships and 19.45 from last season’s NCAAs.
Ryan Harty’s 1:41 in the 200 back highlighted the Texas men’s win over TCU tonight. Meanwhile, the Longhorn women achieved their first undefeated dual meet season since 1988.
Texas freshman standout Austin Katz was a key player in helping the Horns secure their NCAA spot. Despite their A relay being disqualified, Katz came up big with a 45.34 backstroke split to help the B relay to victory.
We’re seeing the possibility of a new role for Schooling on the Longhorns’ 200 medley relay. With Will Licon now gone, they’re looking for someone to step up into the breaststroke position.
The Texas Longhorns have won the NCAA title each year since Joseph Schooling and the rest of the class of 2018 arrived on the “Forty Acres.” The race for the team title projects to be tighter this year, but the Longhorns have the talent and depth to make it four in a row.
The Texas Men’s team proved once again why they’re ranked #1.
Joseph Schooling broke another pool record tonight, this time in the 100 fly where he bested teammate Jack Conger’s mark of 51.83 by 0.01.
Casey Melzer, from North Allegheny High School and Allegheny North Swim Club, has signed an NLI to swim for the University of Texas in 2015-16.