Texas Invitational: David Walters Sets American Record in 200 Free

AUSTIN, Texas, December 5. THE second night of finals featured an American record from David Walters at the Texas Invitational held in Austin, Texas.

Walters ripped off a blistering time of 1:31.83 in the men's 200-yard freestyle to give the meet its third American-record setting performance thus far.

Women's 200 medley relay
Arizona's Hailey DeGolia, Annie Chandler, Lara Jackson and Emma Darlington crushed the competition with a time of 1:36.02, while Wisconsin's Maggie Meyer, Ashley Wanland, Christine Zwiegers and Beckie Thompson took second in 1:37.91. Texas' Kathleen Hersey, Carlye Ellis, Hee-jin Chang and Karlee Bispo finished third in 1:38.45.

Men's 200 medley relay
Texas' Hill Taylor, Agustin Magruder, Ricky Berens and David Walters claimed the title in 1:25.56, while Arizona's Ivan Tolic, Marcus Titus, Jordan Slaughter and Jordan Smith placed second in 1:26.11. Arizona's B team of Jake Tapp, Josh Arreguin, Adam Small and Ryan Richardson touched third in 1:26.57.

Women's 400 IM
Texas' Kathleen Hersey posted a swift time of 4:03.88 to win the event going away, while Arizona's Jenny Forster took second in 4:07.20. Arizona's Julie Stupp wrapped up the top three in 4:08.62.

Men's 400 IM
Arizona's Jack Brown clinched the title with a time of 3:43.67, while Texas' Bryan Collins placed second in 3:45.29. UC Davis' Scott Weltz pocketed third place with a time of 3:45.84.

Women's 200 free
Texas' Karlee Bispo snagged the win in 1:43.84, while Arizona's Justine Schluntz placed second in 1:44.00. Longhorn's Kirsty Coventry, back in the water after some time off from the Olympics, took third in 1:45.20.

Men's 200 free
Texas' David Walters smoked the 200 free with an American record time of 1:31.83. That swim eclipsed the 1:32.08 set by Michael Phelps in the same pool back in 2006. Teammate Ricky Berens finished second in 1:32.82, while Arizona's Jean Basson took third in 1:33.48.

Women's 100 breast
Arizona's Annie Chandler grabbed the title in 59.78, while Wisconsin's Ashley Wanland placed second in 1:00.07. Rebecca Ejdervik rounded out the top three in 1:00.37.

Men's 100 breast
Arizona's Marcus Titus cruised to victory in the event with a time of 52.97. Texas' Agustin Magruder finished second in 54.11, while Arizona's Josh Arreguin touched third in 54.26.

Women's 100 back
Arizona swept the top three spots in the event as Ana Agy scorched the heat with a time of 51.45. Andrea Boritzke took second in 52.71, while Hailey DeGolia touched third in 53.13.

Men's 100 back
Texas' Hill Taylor touched out Arizona's Bryan O'Connor, 46.41 to 46.95, for the win. Arizona's Jake Tapp placed third in 47.18.

Women's 800 free relay
Texas' Karlee Bispo, Kathleen Hersey, Katie Riefenstahl and Leah Gingrich dominated the field with a winning effort of 7:01.64 in the distance relay. Texas' B squad of Hee-jin Chang, Adrienne Woods, Abbie Mahoney and Traci Van Matre finished second in 7:16.73. UCLA's Alex Sullivan, Emily Bibb, Anna Poteete and Lauren Hall claimed third in 7:17.03.

Men's 800 free relay
Texas' team of Ryan Verlatti, Michael Klueh, Peter Jameson and David Walters won in 6:20.96, while Wisconsin's Kyle Thompson, Phil Davies, Kyle Sorensen and Brett Nagle finished second in 6:31.71. UC Davis' Scott Weltz, Trent Richardson, Alex Daneke and Russ Underwood completed the podium in 6:35.05. Ricky Berens had a leadoff time of 1:32.69 spoiled with a disqualification of the Texas B team.

Women's one-meter diving
Houston's Anna Pozdniakova won with 333.00 points, while Hawaii's Emma Friesen (309.05) and Texas' Jessica Livingston (300.90) touched second and third.

Men's three-meter diving
Texas swept the top three with Drew Livingston (422.70), Matt Cooper (420.25) and Jonathan Wilcox (375.00) going 1-2-3 for the Longhorns.

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