Townley Haas swims on his way to winning the men's 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming national championships in Indianapolis, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Swimming & Diving

Longhorns relay teams post nation’s best times at Texas Invitational

Posted November 29th, 2017


The Texas men’s and women’s swimming teams each posted the nation’s best time in the 800-yard freestyle relay to begin the Texas Invitational at the Jamail Swimming Center Wednesday night.

The ninth-ranked men’s team of Jonathan Roberts, Jeff Newkirk, Joseph Schooling and Townley Haas finished the race in 6 minutes, 14.62 seconds to dominate the competition. It was the seventh-best time in school history.

John Thomas Larson, Austin Katz, Jacob Huerta and Sam Kline finished in second place with a time of 6:19.44.


The No. 2 women finished the race in 6:58.75 to take the top spot. Claire Adams, Rebecca Millard, Remedy Rule and Joanna Evans posted an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Championships. It was the fifth-fastest time for the event in school history.

Quinn Carrozza, Evie Pfeifer, Lauren Case and Ella Tierney took fourth place in 7:03.36. Carrozza recorded a personal record in the first leg as she finished in 1:44.11.

The second day of action at the Texas Invitational begins at 10 a.m. Finals will be held at 6 p.m.