Tonight brings competition in the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 1-meter diving, and 400 medley relay.
NC State will look to build off their momentum from last night’s fantastic relay performance.
This morning, South Carolina’s Fynn Minuth, teammate Akaram Mahmoud, and Michigan’s Felix Auboeck all broke 4:10, but tonight they’ll be challenged by Townley Haas and Clark Smith, who have also been sub-4:10.
The 400 medleys could see a few major lineup shakeups among the top teams after a wild prelims session. Most notably, Cal could swap out as many as three of four legs after barely squeaking into tonight’s final after Alabama DQ’d.
Carmel Swim Club’s Drew Kibler, a multi-NAG Record holder, has given his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas. Kibler will begin his NCAA swimming career in the fall of 2018.
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.
Townley Haas, last year’s NCAA champion in the 500 and 200 free, will be tackling some tough teammates in the 100 free today, the final day of the 2017 Big 12 championships.
One of the big races to watch is the men’s 100 fly, where Texas All-Americans Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger will go head-to-head.
Big 12 Conference Record holder Will Licon and Big 12 Meet Record holder Jonathan Roberts will square off in the 400 IM.
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.
Schooling shot off the blocks, securing gold in a blazing 18.76. With that, he took down Jimmy Feigen’s former Big 12 Conference Record of 18.84 in the event.
Texas teammates Joseph Schooling (19.18) and Jack Conger (19.20) each turned in a best time to lead prelims of the 50 free.
Texas junior Joseph Schooling tied a 13-year-old Meet Record in day 2 prelims of the 2017 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships, touching in 19.18 to tie the mark set by Ian Crocker in 2004.
The Longhorns are in the hunt for an NCAA threepeat this season, and they have very few weaknesses.
Madisyn Cox (above) and Annie Zhu have both scratched the 400 IM for tonight’s Longhorn Elite Invite.