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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6 years ago

Texas could win the Olympics for the US. Eddie is THE MAN

6 years ago

simply amazing…

Joel Lin
6 years ago

Shebat — based on his 50 speed I can easily see him into the 44s at NCAAs.

What an embarrassment of riches out of Austin this year.

6 years ago

John Shebat will be a factor at NCAAs. I think he will swim 45/1:40 in the backstrokes and 1:43-1:44 in the 200 IM.

6 years ago

What kind of Mizunos are they wearing, and why not arenas or speedos?

6 years ago

What types of suits were a couple of the guys wearing? Were those Mizunos? I think Cordes wore one in his famous 50.04 but I hadn’t seen them elsewhere until now…

Reply to  longhornfan
6 years ago

Mizunos are definitely the favorite suit of the current Texas swim team.

Reply to  Longhorn
6 years ago


6 years ago

Think if they still had diver Hixon. Won two board and a finaled on platform his freshman year at Texas.

Joel Lin
6 years ago

This may be a bit too heavy on the hyperbole before championship swimming this year, but…

I simply have no doubt this is the greatest NCAA team in history.

This version of Eddie & the Cruisers is the bomb.

Reply to  Joel Lin
6 years ago

This is a pretty accurate statement they have potential to have at least 2 A finalists in the mile, 2 A in the 200, 2 A in the 500 which they will most likely win. Same butterfly roster from last year more or less so about 6 A finalists for fly, 3 A finalists in the 200 fly if Smith wants to swim it. 100 backstroke they might be a bit behind but Shebat’s dangerous. 200 back Harty is looking great. 100 Breast good stuff from Temple but may be their weakest after 50 free. But 200 breast guaranteed finalist with Licon. Guaranteed finalist in 200 IM and 400 IM. 100 free Ringgold is looking great. This team will dominate… Read more »

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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