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Longhorns earn four wins at Texas Invitational

Posted December 4th, 2015

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Clark Smith, Jack Conger and Jonathan Roberts each picked up wins at the Texas Invitational on Friday night. The Longhorns also added a win in the 200-yard medley relay.

Roberts took the 400-yard individual medley  in 3 minutes, 44.24 seconds while teammate Ryan Harty picked up third place in 3:44.93. John Martens finished the race in fourth place with a time of 3:45.13. Will Licon, who is the defending NCAA champion in the event, finished in fifth place while Hayden Henry took seventh.

Conger won the 100 butterfly in 45.19, a time that was good enough to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. It was the third-best time in the country. Will Glass finished the race in second place (46.24), Matt Ellis took third (46.39) and Brett Ringgold finished in fourth (46.82). John Murray finished on top of the consolation final in 46.24.

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Smith finished just ahead of teammate Townley Haas in the 200-yard freestyle final in 1:33.36. Haas took second place in 1:33.38. Those are the best two times in the nation. P.J. Dunne finished the race in 1:35.59 for third place. Jeff Newkirk swam well enough for third place in the consolation final.

Licon took third in the 100 breaststroke while Austin Temple finished in sixth. John Shebat took second place in the 100 backstroke as Conger finished in third. Harty and Ian LeMaistre rounded out the race in fifth and seventh.

Shebat, Murray, Conger and Ringgold teamed up to take the top spot in the 200 medley relay in 1:25.73 to finish off the night.

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