Texas senior swimmer Tate Jackson is a five-time All-American and the school and Big 12 record-holder in the 100 freestyle. (UT Athletics)

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Texas swimming and diving teams open Big 12 Championships

Posted February 27th, 2019

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The Texas swimming and diving teams opened competition at the Big 12 Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Wednesday.

The No. 4 men won the three events contested on the first day while the second-ranked women took two wins.

The men won the 200 medley relay, the 1-meter diving event and the 800 freestyle relay. The women claimed the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay.

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The women lead the standings with 80 points. The men are in second place with 117 with a lot of action to go.

Grayson Campbell earned his second Big 12 title by winning the 1-meter diving competition with 375.25 points.

Ryan Harty, Charles Scheinfeld, John Shebat and Tate Jackson took the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 24.25 seconds.

Drew Kibler, Austin Katz, Jeff Newkirk and Townley Haas won the 800 freestyle relay in 6:15.61.

For the women, Claire Adams, Evie Pfeifer, Remedy Rule and Joanna Evans teamed up to win the 800 freestyle relay in 6:58.52.

Adams, Kennedy Lohman, Rule and Grace Ariola won the 200 medley relay in 1:36.86 for the Longhorns’ second win.

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