Will Licon, a member of the Men's Texas Longhorns Swimming and Diving team playfully pews water as he warms up in the Joe Jamail Swim Center as he prepares for the U.S. Olympic Time Trials. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Swimming & Diving

Will Licon concludes competition at World University Games

Posted August 23rd, 2017

Story highlights
  • Former Longhorn Will Licon concludes competition at World University Games
  • Licon takes seventh in 200-meter breaststroke
  • Ex Horn Mark Anderson finishes 19th in three-meter diving event

The Big 12 Athlete of the Year, Will Licon, finished in seventh place in the 200-meter breaststroke at the World University Games. The result concludes his competition in Taipei City, Taiwan.

The former Longhorn finished the race in 2 minutes, 10.75 seconds. Andrew Wilson, Licon’s U.S. teammate, took gold with a time of 2:08.45. Licon tied for second in his semifinal heat Tuesday with a time of 2:10.51.

Licon also competed in the 200 individual medley earlier in the week. He finished fifth in his semifinal heat with a time of 2:01.44 and failed to qualify for the final.


Another former Longhorn, Mark Anderson, finished the three-meter diving event in 19th place. He scored 357.25 points in the preliminary round but failed to advance to the final.