Austin Katz Earns Conference Title on Night Three of 2018 Big 12 Championships

Photo Courtesy: Blake Benard

University of Texas freshman standout Austin Katz nabbed his first individual Big 12 Conference title in the men’s 100 back while his teammates continued to roll towards another team title. On the women’s side Freshman Evie Pfeifer earned her first conference title, guiding the lady Longhorns to a further lead in overall score.

Tonight’s events included:

  • Women’s 100 Fly
  • Men’s 100 Fly
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 200 Free
  • Men’s 200 Free
  • Women’s 100 Breast
  • Men’s 100 Breast
  • Women’s 100 Back
  • Men’s 100 Back
  • Women’s 3 mtr Diving
  • Men’s 3 mtr Diving
  • Women’s 200 Free Relay
  • Men’s 200 Free Relay

Scores After Night Three:

Men:

1. University of Texas               723   2. West Virginia University          611
3. Texas Christian University        444

Women:

1. University of Texas               703   2. West Virginia University        434.5
3. University of Kansas            407.5   4. Iowa State University             321
5. Texas Christian University        310

For complete results, click here.

Check below for event-by-event coverage.

Women’s 100 Fly

Longhorn senior Remedy Rule took the A final in a 52.41 while her teammate Lauren Case nabbed second in a time of 52.72. WVU’s Morgan Bullock took third in 53.15. Emily Reese took fourth in a 53.25 while TCU’s Micaela Roemer (53.79), WVU’s Amelie Currat (54.24), TCU’s Catherine Maxey (54.27) and WVU’s Julia Miranda (54.49) followed behind to complete tonight’s A final.

Event 17  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 51.19
     NCAA "B": B 54.49
     American:   49.43  3/18/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
      US Open: O 49.43  3/18/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
      NCAA D1: N 49.43  3/18/2016 Kelsi Worrell, Louisville
   Conference: * 51.32  11/22/2008Triin Aljand, Texas A & M
         Meet: # 51.92  2/26/2014 Lily Moldenhauer, Texas
         Pool: P 50.01            Natalie Coughlin
 2017 Invited: I 52.52
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Remedy Rule      21 Texas               52.43      52.41I        20  
    r:+0.68  11.29        24.40 (13.11)
          38.06 (13.66)       52.41 (14.35)
  2 Lauren Case      19 Texas               52.82      52.72B        17  
    r:+0.70  11.21        24.60 (13.39)
          38.50 (13.90)       52.72 (14.22)
  3 Morgan Bullock   19 WVU                 53.35      53.15B        16  
    r:+0.78  11.70        24.94 (13.24)
          38.70 (13.76)       53.15 (14.45)
  4 Emily Reese      18 Texas               53.65      53.25B        15  
    r:+0.72  11.37        24.40 (13.03)
          38.67 (14.27)       53.25 (14.58)
  5 Micaela Roemer   21 TCU                 54.12      53.79B        14  
    r:+0.66  11.54        25.35 (13.81)
          39.15 (13.80)       53.79 (14.64)
  6 Amelie Currat    21 WVU                 54.65      54.24B        13  
    r:+0.76  11.99        25.49 (13.50)
          39.62 (14.13)       54.24 (14.62)
  7 Catherine Maxey  20 TCU                 54.89      54.27B        12  
    r:+0.79  11.92        25.97 (14.05)
          39.76 (13.79)       54.27 (14.51)
  8 Julia Miranda    20 WVU                 54.43      54.49B        11  
    r:+0.73  11.42        25.45 (14.03)
          39.73 (14.28)       54.49 (14.76)

Men’s 100 Fly

TCU’s Matthew Spallas took the B final in a 48.85.

Texas completed a 1-2-3 sweep of the event with senior Joseph Schooling leading the way in a time of 45.10 while his teammate Brett Ringgold was a second behind in 46.18. Tate Jackson took third in 46.24. In fourth was WVU’s Sam Neaveill in a 47.30. Behind Neaveill was UT’s Sam Pomajevich (47.36), WVU’s Angelo Russo (47.83), Longhorn Max Holter (47.88) and WVU’s Denys Kostromin.

Event 18  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 45.49
     NCAA "B": B 48.29
     American:   43.58  3/24/2017 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
      US Open: O 43.84  3/24/2017 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
      NCAA D1: N 43.58  3/24/2017 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   Conference: * 43.75  3/24/2017 Joseph Schooling, Texas
         Meet: # 44.06  2/24/2017 Joseph Schooling, Texas
         Pool: P 44.06            Joseph Schooling
 2017 Invited: I 46.14
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Joseph Schoolin  22 Texas               45.13      45.10A        20  
     r:+0.62  9.55        21.09 (11.54)
          32.87 (11.78)       45.10 (12.23)
  2 Brett Ringgold   22 Texas               47.14      46.18B        17  
     r:+0.71  9.84        21.45 (11.61)
          33.53 (12.08)       46.18 (12.65)
  3 Tate Jackson     21 Texas               47.02      46.24B        16  
     r:+0.68  9.57        21.49 (11.92)
          33.88 (12.39)       46.24 (12.36)
  4 Sam Neaveill     20 WVU                 47.58      47.30B        15  
    r:+0.70  10.12        22.05 (11.93)
          34.43 (12.38)       47.30 (12.87)
  5 Sam Pomajevich   19 Texas               47.42      47.36B        14  
     r:+0.65  9.87        22.04 (12.17)
          34.87 (12.83)       47.36 (12.49)
  6 Angelo Russo     18 WVU                 48.31      47.83B        13  
    r:+0.70  10.24        22.34 (12.10)
          34.79 (12.45)       47.83 (13.04)
  7 Max Holter       21 Texas               47.42      47.88B        12  
    r:+0.78  10.23        22.40 (12.17)
          35.05 (12.65)       47.88 (12.83)
  8 Denys Kostromin  18 WVU                 48.85      48.42         11  
    r:+0.74  10.45        22.82 (12.37)
          35.28 (12.46)       48.42 (13.14)

Women’s 400 IM

Freshman Evie Pfeifer earned her first conference title with her 4:10.27 which was followed up by her teammate, Maxine Walters who swam a 4:13.01. Taking third was Iowa State’s Mary Kate Luddy who touched in 4:17.77. Touching behind was was Luddy’s teammate Haley Rugemer (4:18.15) while Kansas Jayhawk Haley Downey touched fifth in 4:20.78. TCU’s Kaeleigh Rice took sixth in 4:21.88.

Event 19  Women 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 4:04.70
     NCAA "B": B 4:19.39
     American:   3:57.57  3/17/2017 Ella Easton, Stanford
      US Open: O 3:56.54  3/16/2012 Katinka Hosszu, Southern Cal
      NCAA D1: N 3:56.54  3/16/2012 Katinka Hosszu, Southern Cal
   Conference: * 4:00.97  3/17/2017 Madisyn Cox, Texas
         Meet: # 4:01.15  2/24/2017 Madisyn Cox, Texas
         Pool: P 3:58.86            Katinka Hosszu
 2017 Invited: I 4:10.78
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Evie Pfeifer     18 Texas             4:13.50    4:10.27I        20  
    r:+0.81  26.54        56.06 (29.52)
        1:27.50 (31.44)     1:57.71 (30.21)
        2:34.03 (36.32)     3:11.67 (37.64)
        3:41.90 (30.23)     4:10.27 (28.37)
  2 Maxine Wolters   18 Texas             4:18.25    4:13.01B        17  
    r:+0.79  26.31        56.32 (30.01)
        1:28.39 (32.07)     1:59.35 (30.96)
        2:36.16 (36.81)     3:14.05 (37.89)
        3:43.63 (29.58)     4:13.01 (29.38)
  3 Mary Kate Luddy  22 ISU               4:21.78    4:17.77B        16  
    r:+0.70  27.39        57.97 (30.58)
        1:31.60 (33.63)     2:04.49 (32.89)
        2:41.84 (37.35)     3:19.53 (37.69)
        3:49.28 (29.75)     4:17.77 (28.49)
  4 Haley Ruegemer   20 ISU               4:19.48    4:18.15B        15  
    r:+0.81  27.98        59.35 (31.37)
        1:32.21 (32.86)     2:04.32 (32.11)
        2:42.13 (37.81)     3:19.83 (37.70)
        3:49.46 (29.63)     4:18.15 (28.69)
  5 Haley Downey     19 Kansas            4:20.80    4:20.78         14  
    r:+0.73  27.14        59.00 (31.86)
        1:34.00 (35.00)     2:09.04 (35.04)
        2:44.41 (35.37)     3:20.92 (36.51)
        3:51.61 (30.69)     4:20.78 (29.17)
  6 Kaeleigh Rice    18 TCU               4:23.05    4:21.88         13  
    r:+0.75  27.59        59.46 (31.87)
        1:33.20 (33.74)     2:05.73 (32.53)
        2:43.49 (37.76)     3:22.42 (38.93)
        3:52.66 (30.24)     4:21.88 (29.22)
  7 Ellie Flanagan   18 Kansas            4:23.26    4:21.98         12  
    r:+0.71  27.60        58.25 (30.65)
        1:33.61 (35.36)     2:07.42 (33.81)
        2:44.41 (36.99)     3:21.12 (36.71)
        3:52.59 (31.47)     4:21.98 (29.39)
  8 Madison Straigh  22 Kansas            4:23.59    4:24.60         11  
    r:+0.78  28.03      1:00.90 (32.87)
        1:33.88 (32.98)     2:08.05 (34.17)
        2:44.68 (36.63)     3:23.57 (38.89)
        3:54.77 (31.20)     4:24.60 (29.83)

Men’s 400 IM

WVU’s Philip Kay took the B final in 3:52.17.

In the A final we saw Longhorn senior-standout Jonathan Roberts win in a time of 3:43.72 while his two teammates, Sam Stewart (3:44.93) and Ryan Harty (3:46.45) followed in second and third. WVU’s go-to guy Nate Carr took fourth in 3:48.06 while UT’s John Larson nabbed fifth for the Longhorns in a time of 3:49.97. Taking sixth place in a time of 3:51.04 was WVU’s David Dixon.

Event 20  Men 400 Yard IM
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 3:39.95
     NCAA "B": B 3:54.49
     American:   3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
      US Open: O 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
      NCAA D1: N 3:33.42  3/24/2017 Chase Kalisz, Georgia
   Conference: * 3:36.37  3/27/2015 Will Licon, Texas
         Meet: # 3:40.26  2/24/2017 Jonathan Roberts, Texas
         Pool: P 3:34.50            Chase Kalisz
 2017 Invited: I 3:45.04
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Jonathan Robert  22 Texas             3:46.70    3:43.72I        20  
    r:+0.73  23.11        49.89 (26.78)
        1:17.35 (27.46)     1:45.09 (27.74)
        2:17.47 (32.38)     2:50.21 (32.74)
        3:17.65 (27.44)     3:43.72 (26.07)
  2 Sam Stewart      20 Texas             3:49.46    3:44.93I        17  
    r:+0.68  23.27        50.10 (26.83)
        1:18.16 (28.06)     1:46.71 (28.55)
        2:18.73 (32.02)     2:51.50 (32.77)
        3:18.45 (26.95)     3:44.93 (26.48)
  3 Ryan Harty       21 Texas             3:54.98    3:46.45B        16  
    r:+0.69  23.07        50.42 (27.35)
        1:18.88 (28.46)     1:47.27 (28.39)
        2:20.02 (32.75)     2:53.70 (33.68)
        3:20.89 (27.19)     3:46.45 (25.56)
  4 Nate Carr        23 WVU               3:52.70    3:48.06B        15  
    r:+0.76  23.92        51.24 (27.32)
        1:20.28 (29.04)     1:48.41 (28.13)
        2:20.11 (31.70)     2:52.63 (32.52)
        3:20.77 (28.14)     3:48.06 (27.29)
  5 JohnThomas Lars  19 Texas             3:50.89    3:49.97B        14  
    r:+0.69  24.00        51.52 (27.52)
        1:21.78 (30.26)     1:50.87 (29.09)
        2:23.80 (32.93)     2:56.99 (33.19)
        3:23.96 (26.97)     3:49.97 (26.01)
  6 David Dixon      19 WVU               3:55.41    3:51.04B        13  
    r:+0.78  23.13        49.79 (26.66)
        1:19.14 (29.35)     1:48.29 (29.15)
        2:21.81 (33.52)     2:55.33 (33.52)
        3:23.87 (28.54)     3:51.04 (27.17)
  7 Carlos Hunnicut  22 TCU               3:52.45    3:54.01B        12  
    r:+0.71  24.11        52.22 (28.11)
        1:21.85 (29.63)     1:51.34 (29.49)
        2:24.54 (33.20)     2:58.83 (34.29)
        3:26.33 (27.50)     3:54.01 (27.68)
  8 Dayne Odendaal   21 TCU               3:56.44    3:56.28         11  
    r:+0.76  25.09        53.01 (27.92)
        1:23.45 (30.44)     1:52.74 (29.29)
        2:25.65 (32.91)     2:59.72 (34.07)
        3:28.58 (28.86)     3:56.28 (27.70)

Women’s 200 Free

Texas freshman Logan Shiller (1:48.45) nabbed a win n the C final with a 1:48.45 while the B final was won by WVU’s Luisa Winkler in a time of 1:49.27.

The A final featured Longhorn Quinn Carrozza winning herself a conference title with her time of 1:44.41 while teammate Nora McCullagh touched in second with a quick 1:46.64. Touching third was WVU’s Gissell Gursoy (1:47.39) with Kansas Jayhawks Jenny Nusbaum (1:47.92) and Lauryn Parrish (1:48.84) following behind.

Event 21  Women 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 1:43.30
     NCAA "B": B 1:47.99
     American:   1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
      US Open: O 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
      NCAA D1: N 1:39.10  3/20/2015 Missy Franklin, California
   Conference: * 1:42.81  3/18/2011 Karlee Bispo, Texas
         Meet: # 1:43.43  2/23/2011 Karlee Bispo, Texas
         Pool: P 1:40.62            Allison Schmitt
 2017 Invited: I 1:45.44
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Quinn Carrozza   21 Texas             1:45.07    1:44.41I        20  
    r:+0.81  24.41        50.44 (26.03)
        1:17.07 (26.63)     1:44.41 (27.34)
  2 Nora McCullagh   20 Texas             1:47.40    1:46.54B        17  
    r:+0.79  24.85        51.74 (26.89)
        1:19.09 (27.35)     1:46.54 (27.45)
  3 Giselle Gursoy   18 WVU               1:48.08    1:47.39B        16  
    r:+0.72  25.22        52.48 (27.26)
        1:19.85 (27.37)     1:47.39 (27.54)
  4 Jenny Nusbaum    19 Kansas            1:47.93    1:47.92B        15  
    r:+0.76  25.64        53.13 (27.49)
        1:20.54 (27.41)     1:47.92 (27.38)
  5 Lauryn Parrish   19 Kansas            1:48.44    1:48.84         14  
    r:+0.80  25.88        53.41 (27.53)
        1:21.08 (27.67)     1:48.84 (27.76)
  6 Catherine Maxey  20 TCU               1:49.44    1:49.02         13  
    r:+0.78  25.97        53.78 (27.81)
        1:21.56 (27.78)     1:49.02 (27.46)
  7 Silqi Luo        23 ISU               1:48.98    1:49.79         12  
    r:+0.71  26.03        54.00 (27.97)
        1:21.80 (27.80)     1:49.79 (27.99)
  8 Katelyn Kenchel  19 TCU               1:49.42    1:50.72         11  
    r:+0.78  25.61        53.11 (27.50)
        1:21.63 (28.52)     1:50.72 (29.09)

Men’s 200 Free

Longhorn seniors Townley Haas and Jeff Newkirk were part of a 1-2-3 sweep of the men’s 200 free with their times of 1:33.53 and 1:33.69, respectively. Freshman Parker Neri completed the sweep with his 1:35.10. Also in the A final was WVU trio of Ryan Kelly (1:37.57), Drew Damich (1:37.94) and Max Gustafson (1:38.73).

Event 22  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 1:32.54
     NCAA "B": B 1:37.99
     American:   1:30.46  3/25/2016 Townley Haas, Texas
      US Open: O 1:30.46  3/25/2016 Townley Haas, Texas
      NCAA D1: N 1:30.46  3/25/2016 Townley Haas, Texas
   Conference: * 1:30.46  3/25/2016 Townley Haas, Texas
         Meet: # 1:32.01  2/25/2009 Ricky Berens, Texas
         Pool: P 1:31.31            Ricky Berens
 2017 Invited: I 1:34.20
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Townley Haas     21 Texas             1:35.60    1:33.53I        20  
    r:+0.76  21.89        45.50 (23.61)
        1:09.65 (24.15)     1:33.53 (23.88)
  2 Jeff Newkirk     21 Texas             1:34.73    1:33.69I        17  
    r:+0.65  22.22        45.73 (23.51)
        1:09.81 (24.08)     1:33.69 (23.88)
  3 Parker Neri      18 Texas             1:37.38    1:35.10B        16  
    r:+0.70  22.13        46.23 (24.10)
        1:10.65 (24.42)     1:35.10 (24.45)
  4 Ryan Kelly       20 WVU               1:38.13    1:37.57B        15  
    r:+0.71  22.69        47.49 (24.80)
        1:12.66 (25.17)     1:37.57 (24.91)
  5 Drew Damich      20 WVU               1:38.66    1:37.94B        14  
    r:+0.68  22.70        47.65 (24.95)
        1:12.96 (25.31)     1:37.94 (24.98)
  6 Max Gustafson    18 WVU               1:39.21    1:38.73         13  
    r:+0.66  22.84        47.91 (25.07)
        1:13.61 (25.70)     1:38.73 (25.12)
  7 Radu Duican      20 TCU               1:40.56    1:39.67         12  
    r:+0.70  22.87        48.08 (25.21)
        1:13.84 (25.76)     1:39.67 (25.83)
  8 Ross Sullivan    21 TCU               1:40.52    1:41.65         11  
    r:+0.65  23.55        49.15 (25.60)
        1:15.24 (26.09)     1:41.65 (26.41)

Women’s 100 Breast

Longhorn Kennedy Lohman solidified herself as the only athlete under the 1:00 barrier by throwing down a 59.25 which was followed up by her teammate in Olivia Anderson who swam a 1:00.37. In third was KU’s Haley Downey in a 1:01.43. Also in the A final was Texas Longhorn Brooke Hansen (1:01.98) followed in fourth while WVU’s Emma Harris snuck in fifth with her 1:02.07. Iowa State’s Danica Delaquis was just behind in sixth with a time of 1:02.09.

Event 23  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A   58.85
     NCAA "B": B 1:02.49
     American:     56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
      US Open: O   56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
      NCAA D1: N   56.30  2/17/2017 Lilly King, Indiana
   Conference: *   57.51  3/15/2012 Breeja Larson, Texas A & M
         Meet: #   57.92  2/24/2012 Breeja Larson, Texas
         Pool: P   57.77            Tara Kirk
 2017 Invited: I 1:00.34
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Kennedy Lohman   19 Texas               59.33      59.25I        20  
    r:+0.68  12.97        28.12 (15.15)
          43.70 (15.58)       59.25 (15.55)
  2 Olivia Anderson  20 Texas             1:01.64    1:00.37B        17  
    r:+0.70  13.14        28.60 (15.46)
          44.46 (15.86)     1:00.37 (15.91)
  3 Haley Downey     19 Kansas            1:01.48    1:01.43B        16  
    r:+0.70  13.19        28.76 (15.57)
          44.86 (16.10)     1:01.43 (16.57)
  4 Brooke Hansen    20 Texas             1:02.57    1:01.98B        15  
    r:+0.75  13.34        29.47 (16.13)
          45.42 (15.95)     1:01.98 (16.56)
  5 Emma Harris      21 WVU               1:01.73    1:02.07B        14  
    r:+0.73  13.75        29.37 (15.62)
          45.65 (16.28)     1:02.07 (16.42)
  6 Danica Delaquis  21 ISU               1:02.72    1:02.09B        13  
    r:+0.71  13.57        29.52 (15.95)
          45.59 (16.07)     1:02.09 (16.50)
  7 Devin Newton     21 TCU               1:02.34    1:02.25B        12  
    r:+0.73  13.37        29.13 (15.76)
          45.33 (16.20)     1:02.25 (16.92)
  8 Martha Haas      19 ISU               1:03.25    1:02.76         11  
    r:+0.82  13.70        29.55 (15.85)
          45.94 (16.39)     1:02.76 (16.82)

Men’s 100 Breast

WVU broke up a Texas stranglehold on the meet by winning its first event with Jake Armstrong touching first in a 52.59. Armstrong’s teammate, Tristen Disibio took second in a time of 52.75 with UT’s Casey Melzer finishing in third with his 52.97. Austin Temple touched fourth with a 53.60 while WVU’s Drew Riebel touched fifth in a time of 54.60. Taking sixth was TCU’s Jakub Swierczynski who swam a 54.89.

Event 24  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 51.74
     NCAA "B": B 55.39
     American:   50.04  3/28/2014 Kevin Cordes, Arizona
      US Open: O 50.04  3/28/2014 Kevin Cordes, Arizona
      NCAA D1: N 50.04  3/28/2014 Kevin Cordes, Arizona
   Conference: * 50.68  3/25/2017 Will Licon, Texas
         Meet: # 51.15  2/22/2017 Will Licon, Texas
         Pool: P 50.04            Kevin Cordes
 2017 Invited: I 52.62
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Jake Armstrong   21 WVU                 52.11      52.59I        20  
    r:+0.64  11.10        24.35 (13.25)
          38.14 (13.79)       52.59 (14.45)
  2 Tristen Disibio  21 WVU                 52.75      52.75B        17  
    r:+0.73  11.19        24.68 (13.49)
          38.46 (13.78)       52.75 (14.29)
  3 Casey Melzer     21 Texas               53.50      52.97B        16  
    r:+0.68  11.19        24.81 (13.62)
          38.87 (14.06)       52.97 (14.10)
  4 Austin Temple    21 Texas               53.42      53.60B        15  
    r:+0.70  11.32        25.03 (13.71)
          39.04 (14.01)       53.60 (14.56)
  5 Drew Riebel      21 WVU                 54.43      54.60B        14  
    r:+0.76  11.67        25.31 (13.64)
          39.61 (14.30)       54.60 (14.99)
  6 Jakub Swierczyn  23 TCU                 54.57      54.89B        13  
    r:+0.74  11.52        25.43 (13.91)
          39.88 (14.45)       54.89 (15.01)
  7 Migs Martin      19 TCU                 56.36      55.11B        12  
    r:+0.68  11.66        25.58 (13.92)
          40.15 (14.57)       55.11 (14.96)
  8 Jonathan Drewes  21 TCU                 56.15      56.63         11  
    r:+0.64  11.90        26.21 (14.31)
          41.04 (14.83)       56.63 (15.59)

Women’s 100 Back

Longhorn Victoria Edwards took the C final in a 54.53 while WVU’s Julia Miranda touched first in the B final with her 54.62.

UT’s Claire Adams nabbed an NCAA A cut with her 51.13 while WVU’s Amelie Currat took second in a 53.73. Kaitlin Harty took third in a 53.91 while TCU’s Maddie Ibrahim took fourth in a 54.63. Tying for fifth was KU’s Manon Manning and WVU’s Ally Vannetta in a time of 54.87.

Event 25  Women 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 51.16
     NCAA "B": B 55.09
     American:   49.69  2/23/2017 Ally Howe, Stanford
      US Open: O 49.69  2/23/2017 Ally Howe, Stanford
      NCAA D1: N 49.69  2/23/2017 Ally Howe, Stanford
   Conference: * 50.83  3/16/2017 Tasija Karosas, Texas
         Meet: # 50.96  2/24/2017 Tasija Karosas, Texas
         Pool: P 49.97            Natalie Coughlin
 2017 Invited: I 52.65
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Claire Adams     19 Texas               51.38      51.13A        20  
             12.06        24.70 (12.64)
          37.89 (13.19)       51.13 (13.24)
  2 Amelie Currat    21 WVU                 54.20      53.73B        17  
             12.87        26.26 (13.39)
          39.97 (13.71)       53.73 (13.76)
  3 Kaitlin Harty    20 Texas               53.98      53.91B        16  
             12.86        26.08 (13.22)
          39.95 (13.87)       53.91 (13.96)
  4 Maddie Ibrahim   20 TCU                 54.82      54.63B        15  
             13.00        26.73 (13.73)
          40.94 (14.21)       54.63 (13.69)
  5 Ally Vannetta    18 WVU                 54.86      54.87B        13.5
             12.93        26.80 (13.87)
          40.75 (13.95)       54.87 (14.12)
  5 Manon Manning    18 Kansas              54.81      54.87B        13.5
             12.94        26.60 (13.66)
          40.91 (14.31)       54.87 (13.96)
  7 Harper Emswiler  22 ISU                 54.82      55.04B        12  
             12.89        26.56 (13.67)
          40.93 (14.37)       55.04 (14.11)
  8 Elizabeth Amato  19 Kansas              54.51      55.06B        11  
             12.91        26.59 (13.68)
          40.84 (14.25)       55.06 (14.22)

Men’s 100 Back

Longhorn freshman Austin Katz won his first conference title in a time of 46.02 while his teammate Josh Artmann took second in time of 47.38. WVU’s Angelo Russo touched third in a time of 47.89 while his teammate Luke Hene followed closely in a 48.94.

 Event 26  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
=========================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 45.25
     NCAA "B": B 48.49
     American:   43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
      US Open: O 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
      NCAA D1: N 43.49  3/25/2016 Ryan Murphy, California
   Conference: * 44.35  3/24/2017 John Shebat, Texas
         Meet: # 45.41  2/26/2016 Andrew Marsh, West Virginia
         Pool: P 44.55            Matt Grevers
 2017 Invited: I 46.28
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Austin Katz      18 Texas               46.58      46.02I        20  
             10.89        22.14 (11.25)
          34.08 (11.94)       46.02 (11.94)
  2 Josh Artmann     19 Texas               48.00      47.38B        17  
             11.23        23.00 (11.77)
          35.14 (12.14)       47.38 (12.24)
  3 Angelo Russo     18 WVU                 49.31      47.89B        16  
             11.10        22.80 (11.70)
          35.33 (12.53)       47.89 (12.56)
  4 Luke Hene        19 WVU                 49.17      48.94         15  
             11.46        23.67 (12.21)
          36.31 (12.64)       48.94 (12.63)
  5 Darian Nezami    22 TCU                 50.07      49.73         14  
             11.78        24.00 (12.22)
          36.85 (12.85)       49.73 (12.88)
  6 Merwane Elmerin  20 WVU                 49.75      50.13         13  
             11.39        23.85 (12.46)
          36.93 (13.08)       50.13 (13.20)
  7 Denys Kostromin  18 WVU                 52.33      51.07         12  
             12.01        24.84 (12.83)
          38.11 (13.27)       51.07 (12.96)

Women’s 3 mtr Diving

Texas completed a 1-2-3-4 sweep on the boards with Alison Gibson (388.05), Meghan O’Brien (368.65), Murphy Bromberg (365.40) and Sofia Rauzi (342.70).

Event 15  Women 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
   Conference: * 414.20  2/27/2014 Maren Taylor, Texas
         Meet: # 414.20  2/27/2014 Maren Taylor, Texas
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Alison Gibson    18 Texas              367.35     388.05         20  
  2 Meghan O'Brien   20 Texas              311.80     368.65         17  
  3 Murphy Bromberg  22 Texas              385.70     365.40         16  
  4 Sofia Rauzi      21 Texas              308.50     342.70         15  
  5 Maddie Woods     20 WVU                282.90     318.15         14  
  6 Sydney Ronald    22 ISU                287.00     305.70         13  
  7 Averly Hobbs     20 WVU                296.35     294.30         12  
  8 Callie Smith     19 WVU                289.75     282.95         11

Men’s 3 mtr Diving

Longhorn Jordan Windle took first on the boards with his score of 470.80. WVU’s Michael Proietto followed with a score of 374.85.

Event 16  Men 3 mtr Diving
=========================================================================
   Conference: * 527.10  2/25/2011 Drew Livingston, Texas
         Meet: # 527.10  2/26/2011 Drew Livingston, Texas
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                             === Finals ===                              
 
  1 Jordan Windle       Texas              456.05     470.80        
  2 Michael Proiett  22 WVU                363.35     374.85        
  3 Reed Merrit         Texas              342.75     358.40        
  4 Logan McHenry    22 WVU                390.80     344.60        
  5 Derek Bowers        TCU                296.85     335.05        
  6 Owen Moncino        TCU                316.05     314.15        
  7 Austin Smith     21 WVU                353.80     310.85        
  8 Caleb Keck       19 WVU                303.55     294.75

Women’s 200 Free Relay

Longhorn quartet of Rebecca Millard (22.10), Claire Adams (21.84), Anelise Diener (22.12) and Remedy Rule (22.26) produced a time of 1:28.31 to win the ladies’ A final. Taking second was WVU in 1:31.53 while Kansas took third with a 1:32.02.

Event 27  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 1:28.71
     NCAA "B": B 1:29.57
     American:   1:25.91  3/16/2017 Stanford
                          S Manuel, L Neal, J Hu, A Howe
      US Open: O 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California
                          A Weitzeil, M Murphy, A Bilquist, F Osman
      NCAA D1: N 1:25.59  3/16/2017 California
                          A Weitzeil, M Murphy, A Bilquist, F Osman
   Conference: * 1:27.65  3/15/2012 University of Texas
                          K Bispo, Adams, E Lobb, K Amundsen
         Meet: # 1:28.04  2/24/2017 University of Texas
                          R Millard, C Adams, R Rule, A Diener
         Pool: P 1:27.36            California
                          Wilson, Fotsch, Dagg, Jensen
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         1:28.81    1:28.31A        40  
     1) Rebecca Millard 23            2) r:+0.30 Claire Adams 19      
     3) r:+0.48 Anelise Diener 20     4) r:+0.11 Remedy Rule 21       
    r:+0.70  10.67        22.10 (22.10)
          32.58 (10.48)       43.94 (21.84)
          54.47 (10.53)     1:06.06 (22.12)
        1:16.52 (10.46)     1:28.31 (22.25)
  2 WVU                           1:33.70    1:31.53         34  
     1) Julia Nilton 20               2) r:+0.25 Morgan Bullock 19    
     3) r:+0.32 Amelie Currat 21      4) r:+0.25 Giselle Gursoy 18    
    r:+1.71  10.85        22.65 (22.65)
          33.52 (10.87)       45.35 (22.70)
          56.59 (11.24)     1:08.35 (23.00)
        1:19.39 (11.04)     1:31.53 (23.18)
  3 Kansas                        1:33.47    1:32.02         32  
     1) Haley Bishop 20               2) r:+0.28 Taylor Sieperda 21   
     3) r:+0.22 Haley Downey 19       4) r:+0.36 Jenny Nusbaum 19     
    r:+0.68  11.16        23.20 (23.20)
          33.99 (10.79)       46.10 (22.90)
          56.90 (10.80)     1:09.07 (22.97)
        1:20.10 (11.03)     1:32.02 (22.95)
  4 TCU                           1:33.30    1:33.05         30  
     1) Micaela Roemer 21             2) r:+0.18 Devin Newton 21      
     3) r:+0.21 Amanda Key 19         4) r:+0.15 Claire Munster 19    
    r:+0.63  11.47        23.53 (23.53)
          34.48 (10.95)       46.94 (23.41)
          57.76 (10.82)     1:09.98 (23.04)
        1:20.87 (10.89)     1:33.05 (23.07)
 -- Texas  'B'                    1:30.10   X1:30.06        
     1) Emily Reese 18                2) r:+0.10 *Jordan Wheeler 19   
     3) r:+0.20 *Sam Sutton 21        4) r:+0.12 Brooke Hansen 20     
    r:+0.71  11.15        23.20 (23.20)
          33.63 (10.43)       45.50 (22.30)
          56.14 (10.64)     1:08.02 (22.52)
        1:18.43 (10.41)     1:30.06 (22.04)
 -- ISU                           1:33.92         DQ        
      Early take-off swimmer #2
     1) Laura Miksch 21               2) r:-0.01 Harper Emswiler 22   
     3) r:+0.24 Anna Andersen 19      4) r:+0.13 Evan Hundley 21      
    r:+0.63  10.80        22.61 (22.61)
          33.29 (10.68)       45.17 (22.56)
          56.09 (10.92)     1:08.18 (23.01)
        1:18.81 (10.63)          DQ (22.79)

Men’s 200 Free Relay

To no one’s surprise the Texas men won the A final with a time of 1:16.90. Taking second was WVU in a time of 1:18.30 while taking third was TCU in a time of 1:22.55.

Event 28  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
     NCAA "A": A 1:17.62
     NCAA "B": B 1:18.35
     American:   1:15.26  3/24/2011 Stanford
                          A Coville, A Staab, J Allen, A Wayne
      US Open: O 1:14.08  3/26/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaar, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
      NCAA D1: N 1:14.08  3/26/2009 Auburn
                          J Andkjaar, G Louw, K Norys, M Targett
   Conference: * 1:14.59  3/23/2017 University of Texas
                          B Ringgold, T Jackson, J Conger, J Schooling
         Meet: # 1:16.89  2/27/2009 University of Texas
                          Feigen, Jackson, Van Roekel, Walters
         Pool: P 1:15.27            California
                          Messerschmidt, Murphy, Cox, Stubblefield
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         1:15.53    1:16.90A        40  
     1) Tate Jackson 21               2) r:+0.21 Brett Ringgold 22    
     3) r:+0.40 Austin Katz 18        4) r:+0.08 Joseph Schooling 22  
     r:+0.68  9.26        19.20 (19.20)
           28.10 (8.90)       37.85 (18.65)
           47.44 (9.59)       57.79 (19.94)
         1:06.60 (8.81)     1:16.90 (19.11)
  2 WVU                           1:20.76    1:18.30B        34  
     1) Merwane Elmerini 20           2) r:+0.35 Sam Neaveill 20      
     3) r:+0.26 Drew Damich 20        4) r:+0.32 Nate Carr 23         
     r:+0.59  9.43        19.38 (19.38)
           28.75 (9.37)       38.94 (19.56)
           48.29 (9.35)       58.57 (19.63)
         1:07.97 (9.40)     1:18.30 (19.73)
  3 TCU                           1:22.87    1:22.55         32  
     1) Ross Sullivan 21              2) r:+0.07 Jonathan Drewes 21   
     3) r:+0.16 Ryan Whelan 22        4) r:+0.30 Matthew Brewer 19    
    r:+0.64  10.01        20.60 (20.60)
           30.09 (9.49)       41.01 (20.41)
           50.70 (9.69)     1:01.83 (20.82)
         1:11.63 (9.80)     1:22.55 (20.72)
 -- Texas  'B'                    1:20.25   X1:19.50        
     1) *Jeremy Nichols 20            2) r:+0.21 *John Shebat 21      
     3) r:+0.39 *Luke Bowman 18       4) r:+0.11 JohnThomas Larson 19 
     r:+0.73  9.66        19.96 (19.96)
           29.01 (9.05)       39.36 (19.40)
           48.67 (9.31)       59.22 (19.86)
         1:08.73 (9.51)     1:19.50 (20.28)
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    TX Horns!

    Minor correction: Haas and Newkirk are both juniors, not seniors.

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Jason Tillotson is a junior at American University where he is majoring in Foreign Language Communication with a minor in Marketing. He is also a coach for Nation's Capital Swim Club.

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