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Cox takes fourth in 200 IM at NCAA Championships

Posted March 17th, 2016

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Madisyn Cox finished fourth in the women’s 200-yard individual medley as the Longhorns competed on the second day of the NCAA swimming and diving championships in Atlanta, Ga.

Cox finished in the top-four for the second-straight year at the NCAA Championships. She finished the race in 1 minute, 54.80 seconds. It was the eighth-fastest time in Texas Longhorns history.

Ella Eastin of Stanford won the 200 IM in the time of 1:51.65.

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The Longhorns also took a sixth place finish in the consolation final of the 200 freestyle relay. Mimi Schneider, Rebecca Millard, Brooke Hansen and Remedy Rule finished the race in 1:29.33.

Texas took a seventh-place finish in the consolation final of the 400 medley relay. Tasija Karosas, Cox, Schneider and Millard finished the race in 3:34.54.

As a team the Longhorns scored 39 points and sit in 15th place. Georgia is leading the NCAA Championships with 174 points with California in second place with 144.5 points.

Freshman Joanna Evans just missed the cut in the preliminaries of the 500 freestyle, swimming a 4:40.65 in the event.

Meghan Houston competed in the 1-meter diving event, scoring 279.30 points, but she failed to advance to the finals. Meghan O’Brien missed the cut as well, scoring 238.65 points.

The NCAA Championships will continue through Friday and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. on each day.

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