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.
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 Schooling, who 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
|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|
200 Free Relay
|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|
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.