Cole Bruns (21.64), Caleb Rhodenbaugh (23.54), Riley Hill (20.73), and Justin Baker (18.73) teamed up to undercut the previous record of 1:24.91.
Led by senior Gabi Grobler, the SMU women are in position to take a run at the AAC title and dethrone Houston, who has been dominant in recent seasons.
Tulane senior Kate McDonald had a huge swim in the 100 breast, winning the race decisively.
Houston women will face SMU, Cincinnati, and Tulane as they aim for their 5th straight AAC Championship title. The men’s title is between SMU and Cincinnati.
Connor Dalbo won three events during SMU’s dual meet with Missouri, taking the top spot in the 100 breast (54.70), 200 breast (1:58.17) and 200 IM (1:49.38).
Dalbo won three individual events for the Mustangs, topping fields in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.
The American Athletic Conference announced their swimmers and divers of the week, with Petar Bozhilov and Parker Hardigree of SMU both among the honorees.
The Mustang men opened the 2019-20 season in dominating fashion, with a 171-125 win over TCU, while the women won 190.5-115.5.
The Mustang men open the 2019-20 season at TCU on Friday with diving action beginning at 11 a.m., followed by swimming at 1 p.m.
Houston dominated the meet for their third straight American Athletic Conference title, winning four events on the final day of action. The Cincinnati men repeated as champs, and did so by winning every event except the 200 breaststroke on Day 4.
A short session didn’t produce much difference in the team scores, as the Houston women took a small lead on Day 1 of the American Athletic Conference Championships, while the East Carolina and Cincinnati men are essentially tied.
The 2019 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships will head to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the first time in conference history, as the IUPUI Natatorium will serve as the home of the league’s sixth title meet from Wednesday, Feb. 27-Saturday, March 2.
The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving honors for the week ending Nov. 4, with SMU taking all four accolades.