Haas, Schooling Explode At Texas Longhorn Class Relays (Video)

A little more than a month out from a defense of their 2015 NCAA Championship, the Texas Longhorn men took part in a team relay battle divided by class, with youngsters Townley Haas and Joseph Schooling among the most impressive performers.

2015 NCAA, National Team Champion, Texas_TBX_2743According to Texas assistant coach Kris Kubik, the class relays are an annual Longhorn tradition, taking place the day before the team’s final dual meet of the season.

Exciting for Texas fans: the freshman class won both relays on the day, a 200 medley and a 200 free relay. Townley Haas anchored the medley in 18.95 and also led the free relay with a 19.10 split. Also impressive was sophomore Joseph Schoolingwho split 19.85 on the fly leg of the medley and 19.08 on the freestyle relay.

The full relay results are below:

200 Medley Relay

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
John Shebat 21.31 Jon Roberts 22.65 Jack Conger 21.42 Aaron Gustafson 22.39
Ryan Harty 24.09 Austin Temple 24.54 Will Licon 24.06 Liam Lockwood 25.11
Tate Jackson 20.73 Joseph Schooling 19.85 Will Glass 20.47 Matt Ellis 21.1
Townley Haas 18.95 Brett Ringgold 18.98 PJ Dunne 20.28 John Murray 19.17
1:25.08 1:26.02 1:26.15 1:27.77

200 Free Relay

Freshman Junior Sophomore Senior
Tate Jackson 20.08 Jack Conger 19.4 Brett Ringgold 19.53 John Murray 19.6
Townley Haas 19.10 Will Licon 20.35 Joseph Schooling 19.08 Matt Ellis 19.71
John Shebat 19.54 Will Glass 19.44 Jon Roberts 20.44 Aaron Gustafson 20.36
Ryan Harty 19.56 PJ Dunne 20.34 Jared Butler 20.62 Ian LeMaistre 20.5
1:18.28 1:19.53 1:19.67 1:20.17

Check out the video above for full-race footage of both relays, as well as some interesting tidbits from Kubik, head coach Eddie Reese and freshman Ryan Harty. Of special note: Reese talks about an interesting lineup option involving the freshman Haas, and Harty dishes on which trash-talking Longhorn got his comeuppance in the pool.

Video courtesy of SwimSwam’s own Gold Medal Mel Stewart.

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Swimmer A
5 years ago

So Harty has their top breaststroke split… holy crap

Reply to  Swimmer A
5 years ago

Will Licon went 24.06

5 years ago

Out of all the talent and amazing swimmers they have at Texas right now… The freshman are the fastest? This is a new swimming dynasty.

Reply to  swimfreak
5 years ago

“a new swimming dynasty”??

How about a continuing, almost 30 year old dynasty …

Reply to  pwb
5 years ago

I mean almost 40 year old dyansty

5 years ago

The swimming world should pray everyday that Eddie doesn’t retire.

Joel Lin
5 years ago

Hey now, those are some video game times.

At NCAAs if Schooling and Conger dive in and forget what event they are swimming and go fly or free by accident (possible because they swim everything so well), if Licon and the other IMers ad breastrokers get their heat and lane assignments mixed up (also possible since they seem to have about 10 guys qualified in all those events), and Haas accidentally gets entered into the diving events…the way I have it about figured Texas MIGHT then lose NCAAs.

So what I’m sayin’ is there’s a chance.

samuel huntington
5 years ago

these times should end the ridiculous speculation that Texas will lose to Cal

Bay City Tex
5 years ago

Everyone stay healthy and injury free! Haas-Harty-Shebat leading a great freshman class!
How does Eddie decide whi stays home for nationals? I know thwre are limitations on how many guys he can take.

5 years ago

Townley. I think currently 2nd-ranked in the mile with a 14:41…and splits 18.9…sorry, this is not computing for me…brain…hurt…

Reply to  Daaaave
5 years ago

Matias Koski is in the same league, though a little more tilted towards the mile – he’s split 19 low and has also gone a 14:32.

Reply to  joe
5 years ago

Yes, agree! Koski is another guy who has a full menu of metabolisms from which to choose.

ct swim fan
Reply to  Daaaave
5 years ago

Maybe the bulkhead was in the wrong place.

Reply to  Daaaave
5 years ago

Yeah, Townley’s stats remind me of Christian Quintero from USC. Absurd range.

Reply to  Daaaave
5 years ago

Ryk Neethling: 4th at Olympics in 1500, winning 400FR and WR 100IM is the one that has edge here.

5 years ago

I think Larry Farrar of New Mexico is still the only person to place at NCAA’s in the 50 and 1650 in the same meet! Larry did it in the 1974 NCAA championships in Long Beach CA. He placed 12th in both. Back in the old days we only had 6 in the Finals and 6 in the Consolations. Maybe Hass can repeat this feat?

5 years ago

For the person who gave me a down vote…LOL…one more tidbit on how versatile Larry was..the following year at 1975 NCAA’s at Cleveland State Larry won the Consols in the 200 Free going 139.6….He negative split it going out in 50.0 and coming home in 49.6! UT has an incredible amount of guys who can swim multiple distances and different strokes. They are a fun team to watch!

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