Texas Wins 4th Straight, 14th Overall NCAA Team Title

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The University of Texas men, guided by legendary coach Eddie Reese, won their fourth straight and 14th overall NCAA team title tonight by scoring 449 points over California (437.5) and Indiana (422).

The Texas men were facing heavy disadvantages heading into this meet with no potential breaststroke scorers in either distance, that caused a big point gap for the Longhorns to fill.

Texas did more than just fill the gap but broke records and set milestones along the way. From Townley Haas‘ 1:29.50 200 free American record-setting victory to freshman Austin Katz‘s first individual NCAA title in the 200 back, the Longhorns proved they are the best team in the nation, despite a lack of breaststroke talent.

Texas overcame another large obstacle; their go-to butterflyer, Joseph Schooling, failed to score a point for his team after taking fourth in his signature 100 fly.

The Longhorns were still able to hold off the charging Cals bears and the eager Indiana Hoosiers, resulting in their fourth straight win.

 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 21                      
 
  1. Texas                             449   2. California                      437.5
  3. Indiana                           422   4. NC State                          385
  5. Florida                           347   6. Southern California               253
  7. Stanford                          205   8. Michigan                        168.5
  9. Louisville                        156  10. Georgia                           129
 11. Tennessee                         123  12. Auburn                           98.5
 13. Alabama                            95  14. Texas A&M                          75
 15. Minnesota                          67  16. Arizona                            64
 17. South Carolina                     60  18. Harvard                            58
 19. Purdue                             54  20. Arizona St                         45
 21. Florida St                         42  22. Denver                             31
 23. Missouri                           29  23. Notre Dame                         29
 23. Lsu                                29  23. Cornell                            29
 27. Miami                              27  28. Ohio State                         25
 29. Virginia                           19  30. Penn State                         14
 31. Towson                             11  32. Utah                               10
 33. Duke                                9  33. Virginia Tech                       9
 35. Grand Canyon                        7  36. UNC                                 6
 36. Hawaii                              6  38. West Virginia                     2.5
 39. Iowa                                2  40. Wyoming                             1
 40. Southern Methodist University       1
10 Comments

10 comments

  1. Pablo Valedon

    Way to go longhorns!💪🏊‍♂️

  2. Don Mac

    Great meet!

Author: Jason Tillotson

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Jason Tillotson is a junior at American University where he is majoring in Foreign Language Communication with a minor in Marketing. He is also a coach for Nation's Capital Swim Club.

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