Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler, a multi-NAG Record holder, has given his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas. Kibler will begin his NCAA swimming career in the fall of 2018.
Texas’ Joseph Schooling, the NCAA Record holder, may have scratched tonight’s 200 fly final, but we’ll get to see him go for the Big 12 100 free record on the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay.
Townley Haas, last year’s NCAA champion in the 500 and 200 free, will be tackling some tough teammates in the 100 free today, the final day of the 2017 Big 12 championships.
One of the big races to watch is the men’s 100 fly, where Texas All-Americans Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger will go head-to-head.
Big 12 Conference Record holder Will Licon and Big 12 Meet Record holder Jonathan Roberts will square off in the 400 IM.
The 50 free final will feature a showdown between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger. This morning, Schooling tied Ian Crocker’s Big 12 Meet Record with a personal best 19.18, while Conger was just a nail behind in 19.20.
Texas teammates Joseph Schooling (19.18) and Jack Conger (19.20) each turned in a best time to lead prelims of the 50 free.
Smith’s 8:51.60 split at the 1000 yard mark and his 14:37.95 split at the 1650 mark rank among the top 5 times in the nation this season. That split at the 1650 is also just 6 seconds shy of his personal best 14:31.29.
The Texas Longhorns have received a verbal commitment from JohnThomas Larson, a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier and U.S. Open finalist.
Distance freestyler Colter Carman has made his verbal commitment to stay in state and join the defending NCAA champion Texas Longhorns next fall.
Reece Whitley lowered his own NAG record in the 15-16 200 breast. Watch that race and the rest of Day Four’s finals from US Speedo Junior Nationals.
Jeffrey Newkirk from Qwest Swimming in Virginia has verbally committed to the Texas Longhorns.