Top-ranked Longhorns resume dual-meet competition with annual meets against SEC foes Auburn and Georgia.
Check out this gallery of photos from the Texas Hall of Fame Invite over the weekend. Headline photo: Lucy Worrall, USC
The Texas men proved themselves once again as one of the top programs in the country when they finished the year second overall behind Cal at the NCAA Championships in front of a home crowd in Austin. That marked the 5th time in 6 seasons that the Longhorns finished in the top 2 in the country in March.
Will Licon got the chance to add another gold to an impressive night which included a 48.44 100 back, and he did just that by winning the 200 IM. The Longhorn swimmer won the event smoothly in 1:48.18, beating Jared Butler and Gonzalo Carazo Barbero.
The first swim-off of the morning which happened before the first scheduled event, the 200m IM, featured two young swimmers vying for a spot on the Jr. Pan Pac team in the 100m fly. Cassidy Bayer and Hannah Weiss fought back and forth throughout the entirety of the race, but in the end it was Bayer who dipped under the one-minute mark to set up her spot on the roster at with a 59.85 at just 14-years-old.
The summer’s third stop on the 2014 Texas Senior Circuit meet wrapped up on Sunday night, and has been by…
Cal’s Jeremy Bagshaw had a huge swim out of the early heats of the mile, taking 2nd overall and setting the tone for a Cal team that got hot at the perfect time to make an NCAA championship run.
Texas has hugely outperformed their seeds this week, and our projected scores show them winning, though the 4-point margin means this one should come right down to the wire.
Texas’s John Murray, Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Florida’s Marcin Cieslak (pictured above) all hold top-2 seeds as their teams battle for the overall NCAA title on the meet’s final day.
USC’s Cristian Quintero is one of a bunch of men in hot pursuit of the 200 free title – Quintero cruised to a prelims heat win after taking the 500 free last night.
Ryan Murphy rose from the 49th seed to the A final of the 200 IM, just one of many places the Cal Bears picked up points compared to seeds. Cal gained 66 points and Texas 78 at day 1 prelims.
Auburn looks to defend its top seed and its reputation as a sprinter’s destination school in the 200 free relay, which kicks off men’s NCAAs tomorrow.
Texas has qualified 16 swimmers and four divers to compete at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships set for March…
Texas A&M’s Cory Bolleter improved his chances at an NCAA individual qualification with a 19.38 in the 50 free.
Texas A&M’s Kyle Troskot swam an NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time in prelims at the American Short Course Championships