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’ top-end strength and depth, combined with its 40-year win streak, all but guarantees a 41st Longhorn victory at the Big 12 Championships.
The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
USC’s Louise Hansson tied Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil for the fastest 100 fly time of the season, throwing down a 50.09 in the Day 3 prelims of the 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invite.
A pair of Longhorns swam new lifetime bests in the 50 free on Sunday at the Austin Sectionals.
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.
The Texas Men’s team proved once again why they’re ranked #1.
USC had the fastest leadoff swimmer, with Dylan Carter blasting a 1:32.62 to help the Trojans to their 2nd place finish.