Last season, the crowd was on its feet as Florida’s Caeleb Dressel came as close as he could possibly get to becoming the first man ever to break 40 in the 100 yard freestyle.
There’s not much doubt that Caeleb Dressel will complete the four-year sweep of the 50 free this week, but a historically strong field means that some sub-19 sprinters are going to get left out of the A-final.
As it’s been most of the season, the top spot in our Power Rankings is coming down to a brutally close fight between Cal and Texas.
Though Tate Jackson wasn’t announced as swimmer of the meet until the conclusion of it, Coach Reese told his staff that it would happen well before the meet began
Texas’ Jackson blew away the field as he improved on his Meet Record and Big 12 Record from this morning
Texas freshman Evie Pfeifer is seeking her 3rd title of the meet in the 1650 free.
Tate Jackson dropped a second from his personal best with 41.42 to set a new Big 12 Conference record in this morning’s 100 free prelims.
Tate Jackson put up a 41.42 this morning in the 100 free for a new Big 12 Conference, Texas team, and Big 12 meet record. His swim was nearly a second faster than his previous personal best.
Among the swimmers to watch out for tonight on the men’s side are Texas All-Americans Joseph Schooling (100 fly), Jonathan Roberts (400 IM), and Townley Haas (200 free).
Texas’ Brett Ringgold will challenge teammates Tate Jackson and Joseph Schooling for the 50 free title tonight.
That split by schooling was the 3rd fastest fly split in history, behind only his own 19.36 from the 2016 NCAA Championships and 19.45 from last season’s NCAAs.
Austin Katz and Justin Wright threw down the fastest college times this season in the 200 back and 200 fly, respectively, on the final of the 2017 Texas Invite.
Swimming fans got to witness another butterfly battle between Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger in Friday night’s 100 fly final.
The Texas Longhorns have won the NCAA title each year since Joseph Schooling and the rest of the class of 2018 arrived on the “Forty Acres.” The race for the team title projects to be tighter this year, but the Longhorns have the talent and depth to make it four in a row.
The Texas Men’s team proved once again why they’re ranked #1.