The 2020 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships get underway today in Morgantown, WV, with the 200 medley relay, 800 free relay, and men’s 1m diving.
Texas changed up the relay slightly from the mid-season relay, swapping mid-season breaststroker Evie Pfeifer for Kennedy Lohman this morning.
Psych sheets reveal a number of lineup choices for Texas stars as the Longhorn men seek their 41st straight title and the women seek their eighth straight.
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.
Freshman star Kelly Pash topped Big 12 Champion Claire Adams, 53.90 to 54.55, in the 100 back. She would later go on to win the 500 free in 4:48.83.
Just as he did against ASU on Friday, Rooney had the fastest splits of the field in the 200 medley relay (fly- 20.38) and 400 free relay (anchor- 42.20).
After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.
After his nation-leading 4:12.17 in the 500 free during prelims, Arizona’s Brooks Fail will test that mark in tonight’s final.
Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Arizona’s Brooks Fail each put up nation-leading times this morning on day 2 of the 2019 Minnesota Invite
Sidelined after being hit by a stray bullet this summer, Minnesota breaststroker Max McHugh is back. We’ll see him tonight on the 200 medley relay.
It’s a rematch of 2019 NCAAs, with #1 Cal taking on #2 Texas. Watch for some brutal battles through the 50, 100, and 200 freestyles.
Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.
Kelly Pash and Maxime Rooney each doubled for Texas, as both the Longhorn men and women defeated Indiana and Louisville in LCM action in Bloomington.
In the 200 fly, Pash roared to a 1:55.67 to win the event by 3 seconds and drop over a second from last weekend’s personal best.