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Texas swim teams sweep Big 12 team titles

Posted February 28th, 2016

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The top-ranked Texas men’s swimming and diving team won its 20th Big 12 swimming and diving team title and the seventh-ranked Texas women’s team won seven races to complete a weekend sweep of 21 events and cruised to a team victory on Saturday night at the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships at Jamail Swim Center.

The Texas women’s team led by over 270 points heading into the final day of competition and finished 392.5 points ahead of second-place Kansas. The Longhorns won every event this weekend and finished with 1,043 points. The Lady Longhorns have won 14 Big 12 team swimming and diving titles.

The men’s team held a 146 point edge after winning five events on Friday and tallied 1,018 points. West Virginia placed second with 847 points. It was the Longhorns’ 37th consecutive conference title.

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All-America junior Madisyn Cox  was named women’s swimmer of the meet and Will Lincon was honored as men’s swimmer of the meet. Cox claimed her third Big 12 individual title on Saturday with a win in the 200 breaststroke at 2:09.37. Lincon broke his own meet record in the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall in 1 minute 50.47 seconds to take the tile. Lincon’s mark is the fastest collegiate time recorded this season.

UT’s Tasija Karosa won her third straight Big 12 title in the 200 yard backstroke to complete a sweep of the backstroke events.

Texas sophomore Rebecca Millard won her second straight league crown in the 100 freestyle at 47.88, just off of the NCAA automatic-qualifying cut.

Texas All-America junior Clark Smith set school and Big 12 records in the 1,650 freestyle, finishing at 14 minutes, 31.29 seconds. Smith broke Michael McBroom’s school and Big 12 record of 14:32.75.

All-America junior Mark Anderson won his third straight Big 12 platform diving title with 458.70 points and was named the men’s diver of the meet.

 

 

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