Texas Women Cruise Into Lead; West Virginia Men Bank Huge Diving Points For Lead After Day 1 of Big 12s

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It’s likely going to change after a full day of swimming tomorrow, but the West Virginia men rode a disproportionate amount of diving points to the lead tonight at the 2016 Big 12 Championships.  Meanwhile, the Texas women cruised into the lead.

Men’s Scores: West Virginia (130), Texas (117), TCU (92)

Women’s Scores: Texas (80), Kansas (68), Iowa State (64), West Virginia (58)

Women’s 200 medley relay

Texas’s Tasija Karosas (24.42), Jordan Surhoff (27.16), Mimi Schneider (22.96) and Rebecca Millard (21.78) posted an NCAA A cut with a time of 1:36.32.  That swim just missed the meet and conference record of 1:36.02 set by Texas A&M back in 2012.

Kansas’ Yulduz Kuchkarova, Bryce hinde, Pia Pavlic and Haley Bishop took second in 1:40.10 with Iowa State’s Harper Emswiler, Kasey Roberts, Kaylee Kucer and Alex Flatness placing second in 1:40.93.

Texas led with 40 points after the first event.

  1 Texas                         1:38.11    1:36.32A        40  
     1) Tasija Karosas JR             2) r:+0.22 Jordan Surhoff JR    
     3) r:+0.40 Mimi Schneider SO     4) r:+0.19 Rebecca Millard SO   
             12.08        24.42 (24.42)
          36.68 (12.26)       51.58 (27.16)
        1:01.72 (10.14)     1:14.54 (22.96)
        1:24.85 (10.31)     1:36.32 (21.78)
  2 Kansas                        1:41.32    1:40.10         34  
     1) *Yulduz Kuchkarova            2) r:+0.31 Bryce Hinde          
     3) r:+0.19 *Pia Pavlic           4) r:+0.59 Haley Bishop         
             12.61        25.28 (25.28)
          37.95 (12.67)       53.33 (28.05)
        1:04.03 (10.70)     1:17.22 (23.89)
        1:28.07 (10.85)     1:40.10 (22.88)
  3 Iowa State                    1:41.96    1:40.93         32  
     1) Harper Emswiler SO            2) r:+0.18 Kasey Roberts SO     
     3) r:+0.16 Kaylee Kucera SR      4) r:+0.17 Alex Flatness SR     
             12.81        25.83 (25.83)
          38.56 (12.73)       53.95 (28.12)
        1:04.88 (10.93)     1:18.32 (24.37)
        1:28.90 (10.58)     1:40.93 (22.61)
  4 Texas Christian               1:43.22    1:42.25         30  
     1) Madison Ibrahim FR            2) r:+0.23 Devin Newton SO      
     3) r:+0.17 Micaela Roemer FR     4) r:+0.08 Bryn Lohrberg FR     
             13.06        25.99 (25.99)
          38.78 (12.79)       54.35 (28.36)
        1:05.46 (11.11)     1:19.04 (24.69)
        1:29.94 (10.90)     1:42.25 (23.21)
  5 West Virginia                 1:45.06    1:42.44         28  
     1) Courtney Miller               2) r:+0.33 Marah Bieger         
     3) r:+0.29 Maggie Miller         4) r:+0.08 Jaimee Gillmore      
             12.61        25.68 (25.68)
          38.98 (13.30)       54.92 (29.24)
        1:06.23 (11.31)     1:19.82 (24.90)
        1:30.53 (10.71)     1:42.44 (22.62)
 -- Texas  'C'                    1:44.90   X1:41.66        
     1) Rebecca Baxley JR             2) r:+0.10 Bethany Leap SO      
     3) r:+0.02 Sam Sutton SO         4) r:+0.30 Anelise Diener FR    
             12.79        25.77 (25.77)
          38.44 (12.67)       54.41 (28.64)
        1:05.60 (11.19)     1:18.86 (24.45)
        1:29.77 (10.91)     1:41.66 (22.80)

Men’s 200 medley relay

Texas’ John Shebat (21.17), John Murray (24.15), Joseph Schooling (19.94) and Brett Ringgold (18.98) turned up the heat with an NCAA A cut time of 1:24.34. That swim just missed the meet record of 1:24.23 set by Texas back in 2009.

West Virginia’s Andrew Marsh, Max Spencer, Chase Williams and Frank Csonka took second in 1:27.56 with TCU’s Chris Hearl, John Story, John Smith and Garrett Hills placing third in 1:28.55.

Texas (40), WVU (34) and TCU (32) were 1-2-3 after the race.

  1 Texas                         1:25.73    1:24.34A        40  
     1) John Shebat FR                2) r:+0.25 John Murray SR       
     3) r:+0.24 *Joseph Schooling SO  4) r:+0.34 Brett Ringgold SO    
             10.47        21.17 (21.17)
          31.66 (10.49)       45.42 (24.25)
           54.35 (8.93)     1:05.36 (19.94)
         1:14.33 (8.97)     1:24.34 (18.98)
  2 West Virginia                 1:30.42    1:27.56         34  
     1) Andrew Marsh                  2) r:+0.25 Max Spencer          
     3) r:+0.37 Chase Williams        4) r:+0.23 Frank Csonka         
             10.51        21.07 (21.07)
          32.11 (11.04)       45.74 (24.67)
          55.76 (10.02)     1:07.79 (22.05)
         1:16.97 (9.18)     1:27.56 (19.77)
  3 Texas Christian               1:29.72    1:28.55         32  
     1) Christopher Hearl JR          2) r:+0.23 John Story SR        
     3) r:+0.31 John Smith SO         4) r:+0.06 Garrett Hills JR     
             11.31        23.08 (23.08)
          33.96 (10.88)       47.30 (24.22)
           57.08 (9.78)     1:08.99 (21.69)
         1:17.95 (8.96)     1:28.55 (19.56)
 -- Texas  'C'                    1:29.68   X1:26.25        
     1) Ryan Harty FR                 2) r:+0.23 Will Licon JR        
     3) r:+0.33 Max Holter FR         4) r:+0.19 Tate Jackson FR      
             10.94        22.15 (22.15)
          33.02 (10.87)       46.05 (23.90)
           55.61 (9.56)     1:07.47 (21.42)
         1:16.28 (8.81)     1:26.25 (18.78)
 -- Texas  'B'                    1:27.64   X1:28.06        
     1) Ian Lemaistre SR              2) r:+0.17 Austin Temple SO     
     3) r:+0.21 Matt Ellis SR         4) r:+0.22 Will Glass JR        
             11.18        22.71 (22.71)
          33.48 (10.77)       46.95 (24.24)
           56.36 (9.41)     1:08.21 (21.26)
         1:17.46 (9.25)     1:28.06 (19.85)

Men’s one-meter diving

Texas’ Cory Bowersox won his second Big 12 one-meter diving title with 397.00 points.  Texas’ Sean O’Brien placed second with 392.80 points, while West Virginia’s Michael Proietto took third overall with 328.00 points.

Women’s 800 free relay

Texas’ Madisyn Cox (1:45.02), Quinn Carrozza (1:44.56), Rebecca Millard (1:46.05) and Tasija Karosas (1:44.78) took home the Big 12 title in 7:00.41.  That’s an NCAA A cut by more than six seconds.

Kansas’ Haley Bishop, Sammie Schurig, Breonna Barker and Chelsie Miller placed second in 7:16.84 with Iowa State’s Kasey Roberts, Silqi Luo, Mary Kate Luddy and Brooke Evensen placing third in 7:19.36.

Texas pushed its leading tally to 80 points.  Kansas (68), Iowa State (64) and West Virginia (58) will do battle the rest of the weekend for second place.

 1 Texas                         7:02.85    7:00.41A       
     1) Madisyn Cox JR                2) r:+0.27 Quinn Carrozza FR    
     3) r:+0.16 Rebecca Millard SO    4) r:+0.26 Tasija Karosas JR    
    r:+0.72  24.61        51.04 (51.04)
      1:17.97 (1:17.97)   1:45.02 (1:45.02)
        2:09.05 (24.03)     2:35.31 (50.29)
      3:02.14 (1:17.12)   3:29.58 (1:44.56)
        3:54.05 (24.47)     4:20.81 (51.23)
      4:48.19 (1:18.61)   5:15.63 (1:46.05)
        5:40.06 (24.43)     6:07.37 (51.74)
      6:34.05 (1:18.42)   7:00.41 (1:44.78)
  2 Kansas                        7:17.90    7:16.84        
     1) Haley Bishop                  2) r:+0.32 Sammie Schurig       
     3) r:+0.32 Breonna Barker        4) r:+0.50 Chelsie Miller       
    r:+0.83  25.89        53.60 (53.60)
      1:21.75 (1:21.75)   1:49.96 (1:49.96)
        2:15.50 (25.54)     2:43.39 (53.43)
      3:11.44 (1:21.48)   3:39.59 (1:49.63)
        4:05.16 (25.57)     4:33.13 (53.54)
      5:01.36 (1:21.77)   5:29.83 (1:50.24)
        5:54.72 (24.89)     6:22.02 (52.19)
      6:49.49 (1:19.66)   7:16.84 (1:47.01)
  3 Iowa State                    7:31.70    7:19.36        
     1) Kasey Roberts SO              2) r:+0.34 *Silqi Luo SO        
     3) r:+0.26 Mary Kate Luddy SO    4) r:+0.45 Brooke Evensen JR    
    r:+0.79  25.71        53.57 (53.57)
      1:21.64 (1:21.64)   1:50.11 (1:50.11)
        2:14.84 (24.73)     2:42.82 (52.71)
      3:10.90 (1:20.79)   3:38.97 (1:48.86)
        4:04.59 (25.62)     4:32.26 (53.29)
      5:00.73 (1:21.76)   5:28.67 (1:49.70)
        5:54.20 (25.53)     6:22.37 (53.70)
      6:50.51 (1:21.84)   7:19.36 (1:50.69)
  4 West Virginia                 7:33.78    7:23.57        
     1) *Amelie Currat                2) r:+0.45 Emma Skelley         
     3) r:+0.37 Kelsey Frantz         4) r:+0.43 Sydnee Karam         
    r:+0.73  26.00        53.29 (53.29)
      1:20.69 (1:20.69)   1:48.61 (1:48.61)
        2:14.62 (26.01)     2:42.65 (54.04)
      3:11.33 (1:22.72)   3:39.85 (1:51.24)
        4:06.29 (26.44)     4:34.32 (54.47)
      5:02.76 (1:22.91)   5:31.17 (1:51.32)
        5:57.19 (26.02)     6:24.92 (53.75)
      6:53.61 (1:22.44)   7:23.57 (1:52.40)
  5 Texas Christian               7:30.17    7:26.23        
     1) Mikayla Winkler SR            2) r:+0.16 Catherine Maxey FR   
     3) r:+0.41 Victoria Barczyk FR   4) r:+0.06 Alexandra Robetson FR
    r:+0.73  25.54        52.81 (52.81)
      1:21.07 (1:21.07)   1:50.18 (1:50.18)
        2:15.21 (25.03)     2:42.99 (52.81)
      3:11.33 (1:21.15)   3:39.89 (1:49.71)
        4:05.56 (25.67)     4:33.92 (54.03)
      5:03.52 (1:23.63)   5:32.81 (1:52.92)
        5:57.75 (24.94)     6:26.02 (53.21)
      6:55.95 (1:23.14)   7:26.23 (1:53.42)

Men’s 800 free relay

Texas’ Jack Conger (1:33.76), Townley Haas (1:33.63), Clark Smith (1:34.05) and Joseph Schooling (1:34.04) cruised to victory in 6:15.48.

West Virginia’s Nate Carr, Ross Glegg, Chris McMahon and Drew Damich placed second in 6:32.28 with TCU’s Tommy Thatch, Leonardo Sanchez, Jack McLaughlin and Carlos Hunnicutt finishing third in 6:33.66.

Based on a disproportionate number of diving points that won’t be the same throughout the rest of the meet, West Virginia held the lead going into day two with 130 points.  Texas (117) and TCU (92) held second and third.

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