Capitani has managed to bring the championship mindset with her from Athens and instill it in her Longhorn company.
Texas has a well-rounded freestyle roster led by Rebecca Millard in the sprints and Joanna Evans (pictured) in distance.
For South African Brad Tandy, who was cost a trip to the World Championships by visa issues, Sunday’s 50 free will be his proving ground for the year.
Hali Flickinger headlines the women’s 200 fly on day 1 of the U.S. Open.
Simone Manuel will look to lead Stanford back to the top of the podium in the 400 free relay.
Texas’ Joseph Schooling, the NCAA Record holder, may have scratched tonight’s 200 fly final, but we’ll get to see him go for the Big 12 100 free record on the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay.
The 50 free final will feature a showdown between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger. This morning, Schooling tied Ian Crocker’s Big 12 Meet Record with a personal best 19.18, while Conger was just a nail behind in 19.20.
Texas teammates Joseph Schooling (19.18) and Jack Conger (19.20) each turned in a best time to lead prelims of the 50 free.
Tonight marks the first night of the Men’s and Women’s Big 12 Swimming Championships, where women’s head coach Carol Capitani (pictured) will likely lead her revamped squad to a team title.
The 2016-2017 season has brought us a Texas women’s team we would hardly recognize just a couple of years ago. Tonight, Tasija Karosas teamed up with Madisyn Cox, Remedy Rule, and Rebecca Millard to take down a Big 12 record to start off their conference championships.
The women of the University of Texas have had incredible success this year which should carry through to an easy Big 12 title.
Senior Will Licon won all 3 of his individual events to help power the Longhorns to victory.
In the 100 back, Pac-12 champ Amy Bilquist blasted a dominant 51.93 in the 100 back to break the former Pool Record of 52.22 set by Natalie Coughlin in 2003.
The Texas women will take on a tough schedule this weekend, facing Cal and Stanford in a pair of back-to-back dual meets in northern California
Joseph Schooling gave Texas the lead after the fly leg of the 200 medley relay, but Ryan Held roared home in 18.8 to give NC State the victory.