Texas Men Lead While Texas and Texas A&M Women are Tied After First Day

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, February 14. TEXAS swept the men's and women's 200-yard medley relays in the opening races, while Texas men and Texas A&M women claimed top honors in the 800-yard freestyle relays on day one of the 2007 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championships at the Texas A&M Student Rec Center Natatorium.

The Longhorn men are in first place after the first day with 80 points. Trailing them are Texas A&M and Missouri tied for second with 66. For the women, Texas and Texas A&M are tied (74), Missouri takes second (62), Kansas in third (60), Nebraska fourth (56) and Iowa State in fifth (54).

Hill Taylor, Rick Berens, Tyler O'Halloran and Garrett Weber Gale (Texas) earned first place honors for their 200 yard medley (1:26.47), while Connie Brown, Katie Robinson, Elizabeth Tinnon and Hee-Jin Chang (Texas) won the event (1:38.36) for the women. Both relays recorded NCAA automatic qualifying times.

The A&M women made league history today in the 800 freestyle relay with their 7:05.89 NCAA automatic qualifying time, which also served as a meet record. The team consisted of Kristen Heiss, Erin Mahoney, Codie Hansen and Christine Marshall. On the men's side in the same event, Texas took first with their NCAA automatic time of 6:18.43. On the Longhorns men's relay was Dave Walter, Michael Klueh, Rick Berens and Matt McGinnis.

TEAM STANDINGS
Men
1. Texas 80
2. Missouri 66
3. Texas A&M 66

Women
1. Texas 74
1. Texas A&M 74
3. Missouri 62
3. Kansas 60
5. Nebraska 56
6. Iowa State 54

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