Texas has never lost a Big 12 Championship meet and returns a huge scoring group. But TCU’s freshmen actually outscored Texas’s freshmen last year.
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.
Drew Kibler will swim the 500 free this morning, an event where he had a breakthrough 4:11.19 at mid-season, taking three seconds from his lifetime-best.
Texas’ top-end strength and depth, combined with its 40-year win streak, all but guarantees a 41st Longhorn victory at the Big 12 Championships.
Coach Eddie Reese’s Texas men couldn’t have swum much better at the Minnesota Invite, and they now lead our NCAA Power Ranks.
Our women’s NCAA swimming & diving ranks had a change at #1… will our men’s ranks do the same? There’s a lot to unpack after mid-season invites.
Alvin Jiang didn’t wait long after transferring from UNC to make a splash with Texas, throwing down a 43.8 fly split that ranks among the fastest of all time.
After his nation-leading 4:12.17 in the 500 free during prelims, Arizona’s Brooks Fail will test that mark in tonight’s final.
Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil and Arizona’s Brooks Fail each put up nation-leading times this morning on day 2 of the 2019 Minnesota Invite
SwimSwam is spending time parsing out Sun Yang’s case ahead of his Nov. 15 public trial date.
USA Swimming National Teamer Will Licon declared on a doping control form that he was taking a banned substance, but did not test positive for that substance.
Most interestingly for Texas, swimmers John Shebat, Tate Jackson, and Jeff Newkirk are entered in the meet.
Luther had a previous season best of 2:11.86, marking a 2.6 second best time on the season.
Defending NCAA Champion Austin Katz will swim the 200 back on Saturday evening at Big 12s.
Texas freshman Alex Zettle had the best swim in prelims on Thursday at the Big 12 Championships. Will he beat Townley Haas for the title in finals? Or will the defending NCAA Champion find some extra speed for the evening session?