TEXAS ORANGE-WHITE INTRASQUAD (MEN)
- October 1-2, 2020
- Jamail Texas Swim Center, Austin, Texas
- Short Course Yards (25 yards)
- Day 2 Results (PDF)
- Day 2 Full Recap
Freshman freestyler David Johnston continued to impress at Texas’s season-opening intrasquad meet. The rookie dropped three seconds for an 8:55 to win the 1000 free.
After smashing his career-best with a 4:16 in the 500 free yesterday, Johnston took three seconds off his 1000 free to win in 8:55.31.
Johnston had been 8:58.35 last December during his senior year of high school. Before that, though, Johnston was just 9:21 as a junior. He’s dropping time at an incredible rate, and it shouldn’t be long before we get to see Johnston go after his own personal best of 14:%1.42 in the mile. That’s the fastest mile of any incoming freshman nationwide, and was set at the same Winter Juniors meet where he was just 8:58 in the 1000.
Yesterday’s standout Caspar Corbeau was back to complete the breaststroke sweep today. Corbeau was 1:53.48 to win the 200 breast. That’s about 1.4 seconds off a career-best for Corbeau. He won this event last year, but was only 1:55.49, so the early showings from Corbeau have to be exciting for coach Eddie Reese.
You can see all of day 2’s race videos below:
100 free – Junior Daniel Kruger (42.07)
200 back – Senior Austin Katz (1:41.77)
200 breast – Sophomore Caspar Corbeau (1:53.48)
1000 free – Freshman David Johnston (8:55.31)
200 free – Junior Drew Kibler (1:34.46)
100 fly – Senior Alvin Jiang (46.03)
400 IM – Freshman Carson Foster (3:41.32)
200 free relay
Clark Smith – Olympian & Texas Pro Swimmer – Drops 4:18.16 500 Free (after Intrasquad)