JANUARY 15, 2015 - Texas' Jack Conger, left, leads Texas' Tripp Cooper, right, in the Men 100 Meter Butterfly during the Arena Pro Swim Series finals held at the Jamail Texas Swim Center in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2014. Conger won first with a time of 51.64 and Cooper placed 2nd with a time of 52.91. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Records fall as Longhorns lead Big 12 Championships

Posted February 26th, 2016

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The Texas men and women continued to set meet records at the Big 12 Championships being held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday.

The Texas men increased their team lead on the strength of five victories on Friday.

Jonathan Roberts started the night with a Big 12 meet record, finishing the 400-yard individual medley in 3 minutes, 41.54 seconds. Will Licon was second with a time of 3:42.98. Licon held the previous record at 3:41.88.

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Joseph Schooling also set a meet record with his 100 butterfly time of 44.62. It’s the fastest time in the country this season. Jack Conger finished the event in second place with a time of 45.28. Will Glass made it 1-2-3 for the Longhorns, finishing in 46.01.

Townley Haas won the 200 freestyle in 1:33.19 while Jeff Newkirk came in second at 1:35.09.

Austin Temple came in second in the 100 breaststroke at 54.01. John Shebat also earned a runner-up finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 46.08.

Mark Anderson earned 475.65 points on his way to a Big 12 title in the three-meter diving finals. The Longhorns finished 1-2-3 as Cory Bowersox placed second with 460.35 points and Sean O’Brien took third with 412.35 points.

The Texas men finished the day with a win in the 200 freestyle relay in a time of 1:17.10. Schooling, John Murray, Tate Jackson and Brett Ringgold teamed up for the win.

The men lead the Big 12 Championships with 712 points with West Virginia in second place with 566 points.

The Texas women won all seven events to continue their dominant performance on Friday.

Tasija Karosas set a school and Big 12 record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 51.40 seconds. The previous record of 51.48 was set by Lily Moldenhauer at the 2014 Big 12 Championships.

Meghan Houston won the three-meter diving finals with a score of 345.60 for her second Big 12 title of the meet.

Madisyn Cox topped her own meet record in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:04.67 for her second straight Big 12 title for the event.

Mimi Schneider earned her first individual Big 12 title in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.65. Quinn Carrozza also cashed in on her first individual Big 12 title with a first place finish in the 200 freestyle. She finished the race in 1:44.99. Joanna Evans took second place in 1:46.95.

Olivia Anderson won the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.06, her personal best, for her first individual Big 12 title. Jordan Surhoff finished in 1:01.13 for second place. Bethany Leap rounded out the 1-2-3 finish in 1:01.70.

Texas won the 200 freestyle relay with Schneider, Rebecca Millard, Brooke Hansen and Remedy Rule swimming a 1:28.69.

The Longhorns lead with 707 points while Kansas trails with 434.5 points.

The final day of the Big 12 Championships starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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