Joanna Evans improved on a school mark while the Texas men’s swimming team won a pair of relay races on the second day of the Texas Invitational Thursday.
Evans finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 35.05 seconds to take the win and improve on her school record. She set her previous record of 4:36.97 at the Big 12 Championships last season. Evans’ time was good enough for second in the nation, behind Katie Ledecky of Stanford.
Rebecca Millard, Claire Adams, Brooke Hansen and Remedy Rule teamed up to open the event with a win in the 200-freestyle relay. The squad finished the race in 1:28.81.
Madisyn Cox, a former Longhorn, won the 200 individual medley in 1:54.39. Freshman Evie Pfeifer placed sixth with a time of 1:56.82.
On the men’s side, the Longhorns opened with a 200-freestyle relay victory. Tate Jackson, Brett Ringgold, John Shebat and Joseph Schooling won the race in 1:16.13. The time made the NCAA automatic-qualifying cut. It was the second-best time in the country this season.
The Longhorns ended the night with another relay victory, this time in the B final of the 400-medley relay. Austin Katz, Casey Melzer, Sam Pomajevich and Jackson won the race in 3:06.11, an NCAA automatic-qualifying mark.