Follow along here at SwimSwam for a live recap of the second day of competition at the Texas-Virginia dual meet, which includes more longer-distance events.
Texas swept Indiana and Texas A&M, despite the best efforts of swimmers like Brendan Burns, who came out ahead of Carson Foster in two individual events.
Luke Hobson took out Drew Kibler’s meet record in the 200 freestyle and nearly established a new personal best with a 1:32.50.
The Texas stars shone brightly over the summer, but the rest of the cast, especially the sprint freestylers, need to deliver for Texas to regain the crown.
Just four months after winning the NCAA title in the 400 free relay, the Texas sprint cupboard could be on the cusp of being the barest it’s been in years.
Although Kieran Smith is the only man in the field who has been sub-1:30, there is a chance that swimmers like Texas’s Drew Kibler (pictured) could join him.
Drew Kibler and the Texas Longhorns are primed to make it three in a row in the 800 free relay next week at the Men’s NCAA Championships.
The 2022 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship wrap up with tonight, and a few conference and meet records could be in danger.
Danny Krueger, who entered conference championship season as the fastest 100 freestyler in the country, will try to reclaim that throne on Saturday.
The Big 12 Champs continue tonight with finals of 3m diving, 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, and the 100 back, and timed finals of the 200 free relay.
Texas sophomore Carson Foster will vie for a Big 12 title defense tonight in the men’s 200 IM, a final that will feature six Longhorn swimmers.
As always, Thursday’s action will include the 500 free, 200 IM, and 50 free.
The 2022 Big 12 Championships get underway in Morgantown, WV, tonight with timed finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relays and finals of the men’s 1m.
The Longhorn and Horned Frogs men jumped back into the pool Saturday for some 50m timed trials the day after facing off in a more traditional dual meet.
The Longhorns’ distance stars shone bright, as Luke Hobson and David Johnston put up the two fastest 1000 free times this season in Austin.