University of Texas swimmer Madisyn Cox competes in the woman 200-meter breaststroke prelim during the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Jamail Texas Swim Center, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Stephen Spillman /for American Statesman)

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Gibson wins one-meter diving title at NCAA Championships

Posted March 17th, 2017

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The second day of the NCAA Championships were highlighted by UT freshman Alison Gibson winning the women’s one-meter diving final in Indianapolis, Ind.

Her one-meter diving championship is the first since Vera Ilyina won in 1998.

The 17-year-old won the event with 332.60 points, topping Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon for the title.

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“I just went in and decided to have fun with it and do what I know how to do. I just had the meet of my life,” Gibson said.

Gibson nearly didn’t qualify for the event, sliding into the final by just five one-hundreths of a point, diving’s slimmest margin.

Tasija Karosas, Madisyn Cox, Lauren Case and Rebecca Millard took third in the 400-medley relay in 3:27.74, a school and Big 12 records. Karosas broke the school and Big 12 records in the backstroke leg with a time of 50.83.

Cox finished in third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:52.58, a new record for the UT and the Big 12.

After Thursday’s action the Longhorns sat in third place with 119 points, trailing Stanford and California. The Cardinal had 213 points while Cal scored 136.

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