The Bahamas' Joanna Evans competes in a women's 200-meter freestyle heat during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Monday. (AP/Martin Meissner)

Swimming & Diving

Joanna Evans breaks 32-year-old record at Texas Invitational

Posted December 2nd, 2017

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Joanna Evans made history with her performance in the 1,650-yard freestyle while the Texas men earned two wins on the final day of the Texas Invitational Saturday.

Evans broke a 32-year-old school record in the 1,650 freestyle race. It was the oldest record in the book and is the second one Evans broke in three days. She finished the race in 15 minutes, 51.74 seconds, breaking the old record set by Tiffany Cohen by more than two minutes. It’s also a new Big 12 record, which previously set at the NCAA Championships in March.

The junior from The Bahamas also broke a 25-year-old record in the 500 freestyle at the Big 12 Championships in February.

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Quinn Carrozza and Claire Adams each took second-place finishes on the night. Carrozza was the runner up in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:53.24. Adams finished the 100 freestyle in 47.81.

Former Longhorn Madisyn Cox won the 200 breaststroke in 2:06.17.

The women finished the event with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. Rebecca Millard, Adams, Remedy Rule and Brooke Hansen teamed up to finish in 3:12.84.

On the men’s side, Austin Katz swam the second-fastest 200 backstroke in UT history with a time of 1:38.49.

Brett Ringgold took second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 42.13.

Former Longhorn Will Licon won the 200 breaststroke in 1:51.99.

Another former Longhorn, Jack Conger, defeated Joseph Schooling and the field for the 200 butterfly championship. Conger finished in 1:39.56. Schooling posted a time of 1:40.72 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships.

The men closed out the Texas Invitational with a win in the 400 freestyle relay.

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