2021 Big 12 Swimming Championships Day Three Finals: Corbeau Drops 51 100 Breast, Pfeifer & Pash Post 4:04 400 IMs

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2021 Big 12 Swimming Championships Day Three Finals: Corbeau Drops 51 100 Breast, Pfeifer & Pash Post 4:04 400 IMs

The 2021 Big 12 swimming and diving championships continued Friday night from Austin, Texas as the Longhorns won every single event in the pool and also put up the nation’s top time in the 200 free relay with four weeks until NCAAs in Greensboro.

The Longhorns are a fairly young team this season, and those underclassmen were on full display in their home pool as freshman Olivia Bray got the night started with a cruising win in the 100 fly at 51.05 as she has been a 50.3 already this season. She won ahead of teammate Emma Sticklen (51.99).

 Event 17  Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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           50.92  A Ncaa Auto
           52.34  I 2020 Invited
           53.76  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Olivia Bray      19 Texas               51.99      51.05 I       20  
    r:+0.70  10.86        23.65 (12.79)
          37.40 (13.75)       51.05 (13.65)
  2 Emma Sticklen    18 Texas               52.57      51.99 I       17  
    r:+0.69  11.08        23.83 (12.75)
          37.68 (13.85)       51.99 (14.31)
  3 Emily Haimes     19 West Virginia       54.60      54.13         16  
    r:+0.74  11.34        25.12 (13.78)
          39.37 (14.25)       54.13 (14.76)
  4 Emily Reese      21 Texas               54.05      54.14         15  
    r:+0.71  11.38        24.70 (13.32)
          38.71 (14.01)       54.14 (15.43)
  5 Autumn Looney    19 Kansas              54.29      54.37         14  
    r:+0.67  11.80        25.47 (13.67)
          39.87 (14.40)       54.37 (14.50)
  6 Grace Cooper     18 Texas               54.45      54.43         13  
    r:+0.71  11.30        25.22 (13.92)
          39.47 (14.25)       54.43 (14.96)
  7 Harna Minezawa   20 West Virginia       54.78      54.52         12  
    r:+0.68  11.80        25.80 (14.00)
          40.25 (14.45)       54.52 (14.27)
  8 Greta Olsen      21 Kansas              54.59      54.72         11  
    r:+0.74  12.00        25.42 (13.42)
          39.97 (14.55)       54.72 (14.75)

Fellow freshman Carson Foster won his second Big 12 title with a win in the 400 IM at 3:40.22 in a thrilling race over sophomore Jake Foster (3:40.35) as that is a dangerous duo ahead of NCAAs in four weeks. Jake nearly caught Carson on the final 50 with a 25.36 to Carson’s 26.30.

Carson has already been a 3:35 this season while Jake has yet to break 3:40 in his career, inching closer and closer to that barrier.

David Johnston was third for Texas at 3:43.91.

Event 20  Men 400 Yard IM
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         3:39.16  A Ncaa Auto
         3:44.36  I 2020 Invited
         3:51.46  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Carson Foster    19 Texas             3:42.56    3:40.22 I       20  
    r:+0.68  22.78        49.39 (26.61)
        1:17.03 (27.64)     1:43.85 (26.82)
        2:15.16 (31.31)     2:47.14 (31.98)
        3:13.92 (26.78)     3:40.22 (26.30)
  2 Jake Foster      20 Texas             3:40.67    3:40.35 I       17  
    r:+0.67  23.42        50.08 (26.66)
        1:18.76 (28.68)     1:47.19 (28.43)
        2:17.28 (30.09)     2:48.64 (31.36)
        3:14.99 (26.35)     3:40.35 (25.36)
  3 David Johnston   19 Texas             3:47.41    3:43.91 I       16  
    r:+0.72  24.56        52.35 (27.79)
        1:20.97 (28.62)     1:49.03 (28.06)
        2:20.81 (31.78)     2:52.72 (31.91)
        3:19.06 (26.34)     3:43.91 (24.85)
  4 Andrew Koustik   21 Texas             3:51.18    3:48.21 B       15  
    r:+0.66  23.09        49.70 (26.61)
        1:19.34 (29.64)     1:48.80 (29.46)
        2:21.02 (32.22)     2:54.08 (33.06)
        3:21.44 (27.36)     3:48.21 (26.77)
  5 Charles Millett  20 TCU               3:54.18    3:53.80         14  
    r:+0.66  24.93        53.44 (28.51)
        1:23.05 (29.61)     1:51.96 (28.91)
        2:25.48 (33.52)     2:59.41 (33.93)
        3:27.07 (27.66)     3:53.80 (26.73)
  6 Philip Kay       21 West Virginia     4:00.14    3:54.70         13  
    r:+0.68  25.06        53.60 (28.54)
        1:23.72 (30.12)     1:53.65 (29.93)
        2:27.54 (33.89)     3:01.11 (33.57)
        3:28.57 (27.46)     3:54.70 (26.13)
  7 Jonathan Bennet  21 West Virginia     3:54.93    3:57.87         12  
    r:+0.73  25.02        53.32 (28.30)
        1:24.61 (31.29)     1:54.88 (30.27)
        2:27.72 (32.84)     3:01.21 (33.49)
        3:30.05 (28.84)     3:57.87 (27.82)
  8 Kevin Chao       22 TCU               3:58.67    4:01.07         11  
    r:+0.67  26.02        55.42 (29.40)
        1:27.04 (31.62)     1:58.17 (31.13)
        2:31.94 (33.77)     3:06.38 (34.44)
        3:34.46 (28.08)     4:01.07 (26.61)

Another freshman Anna Elendt won the 100 breaststroke with a comfortable 58.45 as the German native has already been a 58.0 this season and should factor into the national title in that event in three weeks. Elendt and Bray are a big reason why this Texas team is so vastly improved and why their medley relays are dangerous ahead of NCAAs. Kansas picked up big points from Kate Steward (1:01.24) in second with Iowa State’s Lehr Thorson (1:01.53) in third.

Event 23  Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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           58.60  A Ncaa Auto
           59.98  I 2020 Invited
         1:01.84  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Anna Elendt      19 Texas               59.22      58.45 A       20  
    r:+0.74  12.79        27.60 (14.81)
          43.04 (15.44)       58.45 (15.41)
  2 Kate Steward     21 Kansas            1:00.95    1:01.24 B       17  
    r:+0.69  13.73        29.06 (15.33)
          45.10 (16.04)     1:01.24 (16.14)
  3 Lehr Thorson     22 Iowa State        1:01.82    1:01.53 B       16  
    r:+0.80  13.42        28.86 (15.44)
          44.87 (16.01)     1:01.53 (16.66)
  4 Dannie Dilsaver  22 Kansas            1:02.22    1:02.12         15  
    r:+0.76  13.18        29.49 (16.31)
          45.47 (15.98)     1:02.12 (16.65)
  5 Martha Haas      22 Iowa State        1:02.38    1:02.15         14  
    r:+0.76  13.06        29.14 (16.08)
          45.36 (16.22)     1:02.15 (16.79)
  6 Alaina Breitbac  18 Iowa State        1:03.15    1:03.10         13  
    r:+0.66  13.51        29.72 (16.21)
          45.97 (16.25)     1:03.10 (17.13)
  7 Paige Hanley     20 Iowa State        1:02.96    1:03.82         12  
    r:+0.74  13.39        28.98 (15.59)
          45.95 (16.97)     1:03.82 (17.87)
  8 Chloe Miller     22 TCU               1:03.01    1:04.20         11  
    r:+0.71  13.82        30.15 (16.33)
          46.62 (16.47)     1:04.20 (17.58)

Sophomore Caspar Corbeau, who has yet to swim at an NCAA championships, swam a lifetime best in the 100 breaststroke with a 51.62 which puts himself eighth nationally with four weeks until NCAAs. He is a better 200 breaststroker and should show out well tomorrow as he took care of business in the shorter distance with a win over TCU’s Vitauts Silins (52.56) and Texas’ Charlie Scheinfeld (53.06).

 Event 24  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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           51.67  A Ncaa Auto
           52.46  I 2020 Invited
           54.27  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Caspar Corbeau   19 Texas               52.38      51.62 A       20  
    r:+0.70  11.26        24.38 (13.12)
          38.11 (13.73)       51.62 (13.51)
  2 Vitauts Silins   20 TCU                 53.13      52.56 B       17  
    r:+0.69  11.23        24.75 (13.52)
          38.57 (13.82)       52.56 (13.99)
  3 Charlie Scheinf  21 Texas               52.71      53.06 B       16  
    r:+0.63  11.31        24.81 (13.50)
          38.96 (14.15)       53.06 (14.10)
  4 Fausto Huerta    21 West Virginia       54.49      53.76 B       15  
    r:+0.64  11.16        25.12 (13.96)
          39.04 (13.92)       53.76 (14.72)
  5 Hugh McPherson   21 TCU                 54.17      54.33         14  
    r:+0.63  12.16        25.70 (13.54)
          39.85 (14.15)       54.33 (14.48)
  6 Joe Schaefer     18 West Virginia       55.44      55.27         13  
    r:+0.68  11.82        25.92 (14.10)
          40.50 (14.58)       55.27 (14.77)
  7 Ben Brooks       22 West Virginia       56.55      56.93         12  
    r:+0.66  12.11        26.80 (14.69)
          41.43 (14.63)       56.93 (15.50)
  8 Andrew Rattray   20 TCU               1:00.34      57.06         11  
    r:+0.65  12.34        27.05 (14.71)
          41.93 (14.88)       57.06 (15.13)

In one of the most exciting races of the night, Texas’ Evie Pfeifer ran down her teammate Kelly Pash with a 4:04.61 to Pash’s 4:04.93, as Pfeifer was sitting in second the entire way until taking over the lead on the final 50. This is Pfeifer’s fourth straight win in the event at the Big 12 swimming and diving championships as this was a season best for her and Pash.

 Event 19  Women 400 Yard IM
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         4:03.62  A Ncaa Auto
         4:10.39  I 2020 Invited
         4:17.30  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Evie Pfeifer     21 Texas             4:09.83    4:04.61 I       20  
    r:+0.78  26.36        56.21 (29.85)
        1:27.97 (31.76)     1:58.12 (30.15)
        2:32.89 (34.77)     3:08.50 (35.61)
        3:37.54 (29.04)     4:04.61 (27.07)
  2 Kelly Pash       19 Texas             4:16.56    4:04.93 I       17  
    r:+0.71  25.44        54.38 (28.94)
        1:25.76 (31.38)     1:56.57 (30.81)
        2:32.58 (36.01)     3:08.10 (35.52)
        3:37.44 (29.34)     4:04.93 (27.49)
  3 Lucia Rizzo      21 Iowa State        4:22.38    4:17.46         16  
    r:+0.68  27.27        57.69 (30.42)
        1:30.99 (33.30)     2:04.03 (33.04)
        2:41.75 (37.72)     3:19.21 (37.46)
        3:49.05 (29.84)     4:17.46 (28.41)
  4 Megan Morris     20 TCU               4:17.72    4:20.60         15  
    r:+0.71  27.34        58.41 (31.07)
        1:31.16 (32.75)     2:03.55 (32.39)
        2:42.12 (38.57)     3:20.41 (38.29)
        3:51.63 (31.22)     4:20.60 (28.97)
  5 Paige Riekhof    20 Kansas            4:21.31    4:22.48         14  
    r:+0.65  27.34        57.86 (30.52)
        1:31.79 (33.93)     2:04.58 (32.79)
        2:42.53 (37.95)     3:22.07 (39.54)
        3:52.07 (30.00)     4:22.48 (30.41)
  6 Kaeleigh Rice    21 TCU               4:22.53    4:24.75         13  
    r:+0.69  27.91        59.92 (32.01)
        1:32.56 (32.64)     2:05.16 (32.60)
        2:42.78 (37.62)     3:22.18 (39.40)
        3:53.69 (31.51)     4:24.75 (31.06)
  7 Emily Heymans    19 Iowa State        4:25.80    4:25.28         12  
    r:+0.81  28.38      1:00.74 (32.36)
        1:34.92 (34.18)     2:07.98 (33.06)
        2:45.21 (37.23)     3:22.70 (37.49)
        3:54.65 (31.95)     4:25.28 (30.63)
  8 Lauren Musbach   18 West Virginia     4:26.90    4:28.23         11  
    r:+0.69  28.37      1:00.19 (31.82)
        1:34.66 (34.47)     2:07.59 (32.93)
        2:46.67 (39.08)     3:25.55 (38.88)
        3:57.39 (31.84)     4:28.23 (30.84)

In another exciting race, Texas senior Alvin Jiang won the 100 back at the final stroke with a 45.09 over fellow senior Chris Staka (45.12), adding on to Jiang’s win in the 100 butterfly at 44.91 in an impressive swim where he kicked out to 15 on every wall. He beat Zac Van Zandt (45.98) and Drew Kibler (46.45) in the 100 butterfly. Fellow senior Austin Katz was third in the backstroke at 46.39.

 Event 26  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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           44.95  A Ncaa Auto
           46.22  I 2020 Invited
           47.77  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Alvin Jiang      22 Texas               47.25      45.09 I       20  
             10.65        21.74 (11.09)
          33.49 (11.75)       45.09 (11.60)
  2 Chris Staka      22 Texas               45.53      45.12 I       17  
             10.63        21.63 (11.00)
          33.48 (11.85)       45.12 (11.64)
  3 Austin Katz      21 Texas               46.73      46.39 B       16  
             10.97        22.16 (11.19)
          34.33 (12.17)       46.39 (12.06)
  4 Stefan Varga     20 TCU                 48.12      48.27         15  
             11.18        23.07 (11.89)
          35.84 (12.77)       48.27 (12.43)
  5 Kade Knoch       20 TCU                 49.04      48.92         14  
             11.37        23.61 (12.24)
          36.14 (12.53)       48.92 (12.78)
  6 Justin Heimes    18 West Virginia       48.77      48.93         13  
             11.40        23.59 (12.19)
          36.16 (12.57)       48.93 (12.77)
  7 Ryen Van Wyk     22 West Virginia       48.80      49.97         12  
             11.36        23.61 (12.25)
          36.47 (12.86)       49.97 (13.50)
  8 Rasmus Pedersen  20 TCU                 49.63      50.64         11  
             11.56        24.29 (12.73)
          37.31 (13.02)       50.64 (13.33)
 Event 26  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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           44.95  A Ncaa Auto
           46.22  I 2020 Invited
           47.77  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Alvin Jiang      22 Texas               47.25      45.09 I       20  
             10.65        21.74 (11.09)
          33.49 (11.75)       45.09 (11.60)
  2 Chris Staka      22 Texas               45.53      45.12 I       17  
             10.63        21.63 (11.00)
          33.48 (11.85)       45.12 (11.64)
  3 Austin Katz      21 Texas               46.73      46.39 B       16  
             10.97        22.16 (11.19)
          34.33 (12.17)       46.39 (12.06)
  4 Stefan Varga     20 TCU                 48.12      48.27         15  
             11.18        23.07 (11.89)
          35.84 (12.77)       48.27 (12.43)
  5 Kade Knoch       20 TCU                 49.04      48.92         14  
             11.37        23.61 (12.24)
          36.14 (12.53)       48.92 (12.78)
  6 Justin Heimes    18 West Virginia       48.77      48.93         13  
             11.40        23.59 (12.19)
          36.16 (12.57)       48.93 (12.77)
  7 Ryen Van Wyk     22 West Virginia       48.80      49.97         12  
             11.36        23.61 (12.25)
          36.47 (12.86)       49.97 (13.50)
  8 Rasmus Pedersen  20 TCU                 49.63      50.64         11  
             11.56        24.29 (12.73)
          37.31 (13.02)       50.64 (13.33)

Kibler was noticeably missing from the 200 free field as Jake Sannem won in his absence with a 1:33.63 over JohnThomas Larson (1:33.91) and Daniel Krueger (1:33.98).

 Event 22  Men 200 Yard Freestyle
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         1:32.05  A Ncaa Auto
         1:34.07  I 2020 Invited
         1:36.32  B Ncaa Cons
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Jake Sannem      22 Texas             1:35.21    1:33.63 I       20  
    r:+0.75  21.94        45.74 (23.80)
        1:09.73 (23.99)     1:33.63 (23.90)
  2 JohnThomas Lars  22 Texas             1:34.74    1:33.91 I       17  
    r:+0.65  21.97        45.81 (23.84)
        1:09.79 (23.98)     1:33.91 (24.12)
  3 Daniel Krueger   21 Texas             1:34.87    1:33.98 I       16  
    r:+0.72  21.48        45.53 (24.05)
        1:10.09 (24.56)     1:33.98 (23.89)
  4 Coby Carrozza    19 Texas             1:35.38    1:35.64 B       15  
    r:+0.73  21.83        45.86 (24.03)
        1:10.79 (24.93)     1:35.64 (24.85)
  5 Noah Cumby       20 TCU               1:36.85    1:35.74 B       14  
    r:+0.65  22.05        46.45 (24.40)
        1:11.21 (24.76)     1:35.74 (24.53)
  6 Max Gustafson    21 West Virginia     1:36.52    1:37.24         13  
    r:+0.66  22.95        47.80 (24.85)
        1:12.90 (25.10)     1:37.24 (24.34)
  7 Roanoke Shirk    19 West Virginia     1:37.29    1:37.32         12  
    r:+0.63  23.17        47.69 (24.52)
        1:12.45 (24.76)     1:37.32 (24.87)
  8 Brendan William  19 West Virginia     1:39.50    1:41.60         11  
    r:+0.76  23.51        49.14 (25.63)
        1:15.70 (26.56)     1:41.60 (25.90)

Julia Cook won the 100 back for the Longhorns (51.24) while Kyla Leibel won the 200 free (1:46.52).

The Longhorns set a season best in the women’s 200 free relay with the team of Bridget Semenuk (22.44), Pash (21.86), Grace Cooper (21.84) and Cook (21.82) as they are now seventh nationally with a 1:27.96 as West Virginia was second at 1:31.05.

 Event 27  Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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         1:28.43  A Ncaa Auto
         1:29.21  B Ncaa Cons
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         1:29.01    1:27.96 A       40  
     1) Bridget Semenuk 19            2) r:+0.18 Kelly Pash 19        
     3) r:+0.20 Grace Cooper 18       4) r:+0.22 Julia Cook 20        
    r:+0.64  10.90        22.44 (22.44)
          32.75 (10.31)       44.30 (21.86)
          54.59 (10.29)     1:06.14 (21.84)
        1:16.51 (10.37)     1:27.96 (21.82)
  2 West Virginia                 1:31.52    1:31.05         34  
     1) Harna Minezawa 20             2) r:+0.12 Jordan Buechler 18   
     3) r:+0.25 Jacqueline McCchan 19 4) r:+0.33 Emily Haimes 19      
    r:+0.62  11.15        23.26 (23.26)
          33.77 (10.51)       45.85 (22.59)
          56.67 (10.82)     1:08.82 (22.97)
        1:19.40 (10.58)     1:31.05 (22.23)
  3 Kansas                        1:35.24    1:32.16         32  
     1) Manon Manning 21              2) r:+0.45 Autumn Looney 19     
     3) r:+0.37 Dewi Blose 20         4) r:+0.16 Lauryn Parrish 22    
    r:+0.76  11.13        23.02 (23.02)
          33.93 (10.91)       46.19 (23.17)
          57.22 (11.03)     1:09.29 (23.10)
        1:20.03 (10.74)     1:32.16 (22.87)
  4 Iowa State                    1:34.92    1:33.23         30  
     1) Andie Quirke 19               2) r:+0.29 Martha Haas 22       
     3) r:+0.31 Emily Haan 21         4) r:+0.22 Sophia Goushchina 19 
    r:+0.74  11.61        23.75 (23.75)
          34.91 (11.16)       47.11 (23.36)
          58.18 (11.07)     1:10.25 (23.14)
        1:21.29 (11.04)     1:33.23 (22.98)
  5 TCU                           1:31.16    1:33.24         28  
     1) Katelyn Kenchel 22            2) r:+0.31 Megan Morris 20      
     3) r:+0.39 Chloe Miller 22       4) r:+0.30 Emma Hultquist 19    
    r:+0.70  11.56        23.51 (23.51)
          34.38 (10.87)       46.36 (22.85)
          57.78 (11.42)     1:09.80 (23.44)
        1:21.02 (11.22)     1:33.24 (23.44)

The Longhorn men sit third nationally in the 200 free relay with their 1:15.76 on Friday to close out the Big 12 swimming and diving championships with the team of Daniel Krueger (19.26), Jiang (18.78), Luke Bowman (19.14) and Kibler (18.58).

 Event 28  Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
==================================================================================
         1:17.17  A Ncaa Auto
         1:17.86  B Ncaa Cons
    Team                             Seed     Finals       Points 
==================================================================================
  1 Texas                         1:17.32    1:15.76 A       40  
     1) Daniel Krueger 21             2) r:+0.26 Alvin Jiang 22       
     3) r:+0.24 Luke Bowman 21        4) r:+0.20 Drew Kibler 20       
     r:+0.74  9.47        19.26 (19.26)
           28.14 (8.88)       38.04 (18.78)
           47.10 (9.06)       57.18 (19.14)
         1:05.88 (8.70)     1:15.76 (18.58)
  2 West Virginia                 1:20.96    1:19.73         34  
     1) Roberts Zemturis 20           2) r:+0.26 Max Gustafson 21     
     3) r:+0.22 David Dixon 22        4) r:+0.31 Ryen Van Wyk 22      
     r:+0.59  9.73        20.26 (20.26)
           29.66 (9.40)       40.05 (19.79)
           49.53 (9.48)     1:00.17 (20.12)
         1:09.37 (9.20)     1:19.73 (19.56)
  3 TCU                           1:19.98    1:19.94         32  
     1) Noah Cumby 20                 2) r:+0.31 Hugh McPherson 21    
     3) r:+0.26 Stefan Varga 20       4) r:+0.33 Piotr Sadlowski 21   
     r:+0.64  9.85        20.12 (20.12)
           29.60 (9.48)       40.01 (19.89)
           49.45 (9.44)     1:00.15 (20.14)
         1:09.41 (9.26)     1:19.94 (19.79)