There’s not a lot of drama at the top of the women’s Big 12, but the battle for bronze could be fierce between TCU, Iowa State and West Virginia.
Beata Nelson stormed to the win in this event last year, erasing every record to become the fastest female 100-yard backstroker in history.
Freshman Kelly Pash will also swim just two events at the 2020 NCAAs (200 FL/FR), cutting her out into a Longhorn relay asset.
Texas senior Claire Adams will once again swim just two individual races at NCAAs, freeing her up to swim all five Longhorn relays.
Returning individual NCAA scorer and relay All-American Grace Ariola is not entered in the 2020 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
The Texas women appear to be loading up for their relays at NCAAs, with standout sophomore Julia Cook among the big names entered in only 2 individual events.
Tonight, we’ll see finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 1650 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, and plaform diving.
This morning, the preliminaries of the 200 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 fly will be contested, featuring Texas’ Claire Adams in the 100 free.
The Texas Longhorns have built up big leads through the first 2 days of competition.
This morning, the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 fly will be contested, featuring Texas’ Maxime Rooney in the 100 fly.
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.
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.
Pash swept the butterflies with a 52.75 in the 100 and a 1:55.50 in the 200. Both were in-season bests and close to her lifetime bests from midseason.