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.
Overall, 12 Pool Records were broken by the Longhorns: the 200 medley relay, 50/100/200/500/1000 free 100/200 back, 100 breast,100/200 fly, and 200 free relay
Just as he did against ASU on Friday, Rooney had the fastest splits of the field in the 200 medley relay (fly- 20.38) and 400 free relay (anchor- 42.20).
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.
After punching a nation #1 time of 41.82 this morning in the 100 free, Texas’s Daniel Krueger is the favorite for the win tonight.
His time of 1:39.15 in the 200 back ranks second in the nation this year, behind only Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (1:38.21).
Texas Sophomore Drew Kibler put up the fastest prelims time in the 200 free, and will swim for a second event title after winning the 500 free last night.
Swimmers like Alvin Jiang and Max McHugh continue to impress with nation-leading times during day 3 prelims at the 2019 Minnesota Invite.
University of Texas junior Sam Pomajevich swam the fastest time in the country (by 2 seconds) on Wednesday evening in a time trial.
Longhorn Daniel Krueger has been swimming fast all season, and he became the first man to hit 43.0 this season today at the IU-Louisville-Texas tri meet.
Kelly Pash and Maxime Rooney each doubled for Texas, as both the Longhorn men and women defeated Indiana and Louisville in LCM action in Bloomington.
The Longhorns bookended the meet with nation-leading relay performances, ultimately winning all except two events behind strong underclassmen showings.
Texas sophomore Daniel Krueger, the top 100 free returner from last year’s NCAAs, became the first man in the still-young season to go (unofficially) sub-42.
The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.