2018 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, February 24
- Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX (Central Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Texas men (21x) & Texas women (5x) (results)
- Live results
- Live Video
- Championship Central
There were several standout swims this morning in Austin during a time trials session before tonight’s relay events at the 2018 Big 12 Championships.
Perhaps the biggest swim came from West Virginia sophomore Morgan Bullock, who raced to a new school record 1:54.13 in the 200 fly. Not only is that time a new best by almost five seconds (she was 1:58.78 at Big 12’s as a freshman last year), but her time ranks her 13th in Division I this year. With most of D1 women’s conference championships concluded, Bullock looks to have punched a ticket to NCAAs in this event.
Even further, her time of 1:54.13 would have made the 2017 NCAA A final had she swum that time in prelims last March.
WVU had a lot to be excited about this morning. Besides Bullock’s swim, junior Emma Harris posted a time of 2:10.14 in the 200 breast, which took over two seconds off of her personal best 2:12.37 which stood as the old program record.
Several Texas swimmers competed in morning time trials as well.
TEXAS TIME TRIAL RESULTS
- Sam Pomajevich swam a 1:35.38 in the 200 free, a bit off of his season and lifetime best 1:34.26.
- Jared Butler was 53.73 in the 100 breast, a best time by just over a tenth of a second.
- In the 200 breast, Casey Melzer posted a 1:55.53, which is his first time under 1:57.
- Ryan Harty went 46.36 in the 100 back, just .10 off of his lifetime best 46.26 from back in 2014. His sister Kaitlin Harty was 1:56.51 in the 200 back, off of her 1:55.06 from mid-season.
- Rebecca Millard (48.37) and Anelise Diener (48.63) were both under 49 in the 100 free.
- Victoria Edwards (1:57.76) and Grace Ritch (2:01.90) raced in the 200 fly.
- Max Holter was 1:43.87 in the 200 fly, followed by teammate Mason Tenney (1:45.74).