Texas sophomore Joanna Evans, a Bahamian Olympian, captured gold in record-breaking fashion on night 2 of the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin, Texas.
Texas teammates Joseph Schooling (19.18) and Jack Conger (19.20) each turned in a best time to lead prelims of the 50 free.
Tonight marks the first night of the Men’s and Women’s Big 12 Swimming Championships, where women’s head coach Carol Capitani (pictured) will likely lead her revamped squad to a team title.
The women of the University of Texas have had incredible success this year which should carry through to an easy Big 12 title.
The Texas Longhorns accomplished a feat that hasn’t been done in over 2 decades when they defeated the Georgia women on Saturday afternoon.
USC had the fastest leadoff swimmer, with Dylan Carter blasting a 1:32.62 to help the Trojans to their 2nd place finish.
Among the notable races to watch is the men’s 200 yard free, which will feature U.S. Olympic gold medalists Clark Smith and Townley Haas, as well as Stanford freshman standout Grant Shoults and Olympic champ Ous Mellouli.
In the 100 back, Pac-12 champ Amy Bilquist blasted a dominant 51.93 in the 100 back to break the former Pool Record of 52.22 set by Natalie Coughlin in 2003.
Madisyn Cox led the Texas Longhorns to a decisive victory over Texas A&M on Thursday.
Day 2 of the tri-meet between Texas, Indiana, and Florida was contested in short course yards, with the Indiana Men and Texas women picking up 2 wins each again.
A pair of freestyle battles between Olympic gold medalists Townley Haas (Texas) and Blake Pieroni (Indiana) highlighted the men’s meet.
Ritch will have an immediate scoring impact for Texas at the Big 12 Championships, as she’s already fast enough to score in 3 events.
Roy-Allan Burch continued his career comeback, bettering the FINA “B” cut he hit a few days ago. Burch was one of 9 to hit B cuts on the final day of the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships.
The third of four days at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISCs) was highlighted by an outstanding 100 free showdown, with Dylan Carter and Renzo Tjon A Joe both hitting FINA “B” cuts.
Joanna Evans, Dylan Carter (pictured above), and Timothy Wynter all swam FINA ‘B’ Olympic qualifying times last night at the Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships.