With the first full season finished amidst the pandemic, there are a handful of big names in the NCAA transfer portal potentially making moves for next fall.
The Texas Longhorns hope to extend their leads in both the women’s meet and the men’s meet on Day 3 of the 2021 Big 12 Championships.
The 2021 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships get underway tonight with timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays.
Texas won their 8th-straight Big 12 title last year, continuing their perfect conference streak since Texas A&M left the conference.
Jack Hoagland rewrote his personal record book this weekend, clocking 4 lifetime bests.
Hoagland’s swim moves him #2 in the nation (unofficially) so far in this still-young, unusual season, behind only Texas freshman David Johnston.
Tonight we’ll see Texas, West Virginia, TCU, Kansas, and Iowa State face off for the first individual titles of the 2020 championships.
Drew Kibler will swim the 500 free this morning, an event where he had a breakthrough 4:11.19 at mid-season, taking three seconds from his lifetime-best.
Texas changed up the relay slightly from the mid-season relay, swapping mid-season breaststroker Evie Pfeifer for Kennedy Lohman this morning.
The Texas Longhorns are poised for an 8th consecutive Big 12 title, not having lost this meet since Texas A&M moved to the SEC in 2012.
Mountaineer fly star David Dixon swept the men’s fly events, clocking a 48.66 to win the men’s 100 fly by nearly 3 seconds.
Freshman Hunter Armstrong picked up a double for WVU. He dominated the 200 free by 3 seconds in 1:40.75. Armstrong was also the 100 free champ in 45.04.
Honorable mention All-American and Big 12 silver medalist Morgan Bullock won 3 individual races for West Virginia in their win over Iowa State.
Dusan Babic and Emily Haimes were named Big 12 Swimmers of the Week, while Austin Smith (WVU) and Jiayu Chen (Kansas) were named Divers of the Week.
The Gold team claimed the overall victory over the Blue team with a score of 228-133. The women’s gold team won 120-66, while the men’s gold team won 108-67.