Texas Men Blast 6:07 800 Free Relay; Bray Splits 22.4 Butterfly in Medley Relay at Texas Invite

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Texas Longhorns hosted the Texas Invite with just in-state foe TCU with the 200 medley and 800 free relay on Wednesday night. The Texas men swam a 6:07.34 in the 800 free relay with the team of Drew Kibler (1:30.57), Coby Carrozza (1:32.32), Jake Sannem (1:32.24) and Carson Foster (1:32.21), missing the NCAA and American record of 6:05.08 that the Longhorns swam at the 2019 NCAAs in their home pool.

RESULTS

The time for Kibler is faster than his lifetime best of 1:30.83 as he remained seventh all-time with his swim in the 200 freestyle.

The good news for Texas is that none of those four are seniors so the relay could definitely bring the record down further. TCU finished at 6:35.14.

The Texas men also swam a 1:23.58 in the 200 medley relay with Chris Staka (21.09), Charlie Scheinfeld (23.46), Alvin Jiang (20.18) and Daniel Krueger (18.85) with the Horned Frogs coming in at 1:28.31. The Longhorns B team had some impressive splits as well from Colter Carman (22.53), Andrew Couchon (23.73), Zac Van Zandt (20.47) and Luke Bowman (18.87). The Texas men now lead the national rankings, just edging out Georgia (1:23.60).

The Texas women swam a 1:35.78 in the medley relay with Julia Cook (24.37), Anna Elendt (26.93), Olivia Bray (22.43) and Bridget Semenuk (22.05) as they currently sit second nationally behind Virginia (1:34.35). On the B relay, Grace Cooper came home for the Longhorns in a 21.82 while TCU swam a 1:43.17.

The Longhorns also put up a nation leading time in the 800 free relay with a 7:01.69 with the team of Evie Pfeifer (1:43.77), Julia Cook (1:44.97), Kyla Leibel (1:43.98) and Miranda Heckman (1:48.97) putting up the nation’s top time ahead of Georgia (7:03.94).