2019 Big 12 Championships: Jenny Nusbaum Earns Top Seed in 200 Free on Day Three

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The third day of the 2019 Big 12 Championships got underway this morning, showing us a few swims that could put conference records in danger tonight.

Texas junior Claire Adams came within a second of the meet record in the 100 backstroke with her 51.97. That time should get her invited to the NCAA meet, even if she doesn’t improve tonight.

The Texas men aren’t too close to any records heading into tonight but they reminded everyone in attendance just how dominant they are by filling all eight lanes in tonight’s 200 free A final, just as we saw yesterday in the men’s 500 free. Leading that charge is freshman stud Drew Kibler who put together a 1:34.54 to earn the middle lane tonight.

The most impressive swim of the morning came from Kansas Jayhawk Jenny Nusbaum who earned the rights to lane four in the 200 free A final by virtue of her 1:47.31 prelim time. Just behind her is Texas veteran Quinn Carrozza who posted a 1:47.39 this morning.

Today’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

Check below for an event-by-event recap of this morning’s races.

For full results, click here.

Women’s 100 Fly

The Lady Longhorns secured the top two spots heading into tonight’s A final with Emily Reese (53.53) and Lauren Case (53.84) getting the job done.

WVU put Morgan Bullock in the A final mix with her morning time of 53.86. Just behind Bullock is Micaela Roemer, a 50 free A finalist from last night, with her time of 53.97 from the heats.

Iowa State has Elynn Tan, who placed fifth in last night’s 50 free, representing the Cyclones with her swift 54.24.

Leading the B final will be Kansas freshman Kaitlyn Witt who put together a 55.12. Rounding out that heat will be Iowa State’s Grace Synder (56.85).

Lane four of the C final belongs to TCU’s Sarah Malloy who touched in 57.17.

Men’s 100 Fly

The Longhorns posted the top three times from the morning with Jacob Huerta (46.64), Max Holter (46.67) and Andrew Koustik (47.26).

Denys Kostromi out of WVU will lead the Mountaineers in the B final with his 49.22 from the morning. Rounding out that heat will be TCU’s PJ Stapleton (51.37).

Interestingly, top-seed Tate Jackson ended up scratching the event and will not be in the finals heats.

Women’s 400 IM

Evie Pfeifer set her self up for an astounding A final swim tonight by posting the only sub-4:10 swim of the morning with her 4:09.99.

Nora McCullagh is well behind in 4:17.18 while her teammate Maxine Wolters is in third position with her 4:18.40.

Taking lane eight in that A final will be Kaeleigh Rice from TCU with her 4:23.13.

Leading the B final tonight is Iowa State’s Lucia Rizzo (4:23.96) while her teammate Jazlyn Horras (4:46.84) rounds out that final.

Men’s 400 IM

Texas Longhorn Colter Carman is sitting first in the A final with his 3:46.37 while his teammates JT Larson (3:47.38) and Braden Vines (3:47.71) are positioned right behind in second and third, respectively.

Taking the eighth spot in the A final will be Longhorn distance-man Chris Yeager with his 4:01.84.

TCU’s Kevin Chao leads the Horned Frogs into the B final battle with his 4:03.28.

Women’s 200 Free

Kansas Jayhawk Jenny Nusbaum will lead the charge in the A final with her impressive 1:47.31 from the morning heats. Longhorn Quinn Carrozza (1:47.39) is sitting second with her teammate Joanna Evans (1:48.35) sitting third.

Kansas freshman Claire Campbell touched in 1:49.62 to earn her way into the eighth spot of the A final.

TCU’s Nicqueline Retta is currently seeded first going into the B final with her time of 1:50.01. Kansas junior Crissie Blomquist is 16th right now with a 1:51.08.

Leading the C final will be Iowa State’s Keely Soellner who is just .01 Blomquist in 1:51.09.

Men’s 200 Free

Texas filled all eight lanes in the A final with Drew Kibler leading the charge with his 1:34.54.

Townley Haas took the second position with his 1:34.57 while Matthew Willenbe took the third spot with his 1:34.80.

Rounding out the A final, barring any scratches, will be Parker Neri (1:36.61).

The B final is led by TCU’s Joao Andrade who posted a 1:38.24.

Women’s 100 Breast

Longhorn Kennedy Lohman (1:01.03) and Jayhawk Haley Downey (1:01.31) will battle it out in tonight’s A final with WVU’s Emma Harris is sitting third with her 1:01.66.

Brooke Hansen out of Texas will round out the A final with her prelim time of a 1:02.44.

Iowa State’s Martha Haas just missed the A final this morning by .06 with her time of 1:02.50. Jayhawk Ellie Flanagan took the 16th spot in the B final with her 1:07.29.

Men’s 100 Breast

Charlie Scheinfeld will take lane four in the A final by posting a 53.04. Scheinfeld got ahead of three WVU swimmers Tristen Disibio (53.38), Jake Armstrong (53.82) and Fausto Huerta (54.87) on his way to earning the top spot.

TCU’s Charles Bennett snuck into the A final with his 55.60, putting him eighth.

Leading the B final is TCU’s Jackson Boersma who put together a 55.78.

Women’s 100 Back

Claire Adams posted a 51.97 to earn the top spot ahead of her teammates Julia Cook (52.38) and Grace Ariola (53.76).

Kansas teammates Manon Manning (54.12) and Elizabeth Amato (54.44) earned the fourth and fifth spots.

Men’s 100 Back

Ryan Harty will lead the Longhorns into the A final with his 45.85 from the morning, putting him within striking distance of the meet record of 45.41.

John Shebat is seeded second with his 46.15 while his teammate Austin Katz is sitting third with his 46.20.

Leading the B final is Merwane Elmerini (49.31).