53.7/1:58.7 backstroker Meghan DiMartile from Upper Dublin Aquatic Club has announced her verbal commitment to Texas for the 2022-23 school year.
Four Texas women, including two freshmen, have already hit automatic NCAA qualifying swims as coach Carol Capitani has gotten her rookies up to speed fast.
Julia Cook was part of the Texas 400 medley relay that posted a school record and nation #1 time of 3:26.86 at the Texas Invite two weeks ago.
Daniel Krueger (100 Free) and Anna Elendt (200 Breast) both threw down #1 times in the country on the last night of the Texas Hall of Fame Invite
It was Night 3 of action in Austin, and we saw numerous school records fall on the women’s side while the Foster brothers had another brutal IM battle
The first night of the Texas Hall of Fame Swimming Invite kicked off in Austin with several relays in Austin. Texas saw multiple relays hit NCAA “A” cuts.
The Virginia Cavaliers have assembled a loaded roster that leads the NCAA ranks. The top threats to their title run, though, remain hard to predict.
The Texas Longhorns face-off with the Texas A&M Aggies in Austin this evening in a dual with both the men’s and women’s programs.
The freshman claimed individual wins in the 200-yard backstroke and 100-yard butterfly on Saturday.
Julia Cook was one of six Longhorns to record an NCAA “B” cut, doing so in the women’s 100 backstroke with a time of 53.23.
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.