Texas women's swimmer Madisyn Cox. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Cox breaks records at NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships

Posted March 17th, 2017

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Madisyn Cox highlighted the third day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships for the Texas Longhorns as she finished in third place in the women’s 400-yard individual medley.

The Longhorns are in fifth place after three days of competition in Indianapolis with 168 points.

Cox finished her race in 4 minutes, 0.97 seconds, setting both Big 12 and school records in the process. Cox qualified third in the event with a time of 4:04.03, more than a half-second behind Ella Eastin of Stanford in Friday’s preliminaries. Eastin claimed the win in the final by nearly two seconds over Texas A&M’s Sydney Pickrem.

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Cox claimed three All-America finishes in the 400 IM during her career at Texas.

Freshman Claire Adams was the only other Longhorn to make a championship final, taking sixth place in the 100 backstroke. She finished the race in 50.95. Adams qualified eighth in the event with a time of 51.10 in Friday’s prelims.

Tasija Karosas took second place in the consolation final in 51.23 while Joanna Evans finished the 200 freestyle consolation final in fourth. Evans finished her race in 1:44.22.

The Longhorns’ 200 medley relay team finished the prelims in ninth before taking fifth place in the consolation finals. Karosas, Cox, Lauren Case and Rebecca Millard finished the race in 1:36.75.

Stanford leads the competition with 374.5 points while California is in second with 255. Texas A&M is in third with 209 points.

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