Texas women's swimmer Madisyn Cox. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Longhorns take five wins and set three school records at Texas Invitational

Posted December 1st, 2016

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The Texas Longhorns women’s swimming team took down three school records while the men posted two of the nation’s best times at the Texas Invitational at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Thursday night.

Madisyn Cox swam the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 52.83 seconds for her first individual school record. The previous school record of 1:58.33 was set by Kathleen Hersey at the 2009 NCAA Championships. Cox posted the nation’s fastest time this season in the preliminary round before improving on her time by over a second.

Tasija Karosas swam a 51.08 in the 100 backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay to set a school record. Her first leg led the Longhorns to break the school record with a 3:29.77 finish. Cox finished the breaststroke in in 59.20 before Remedy Rule finished the butterfly in 51.95. Rebecca Millard swam the freestyle anchor leg in 47.54.

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The quartet broke the previous mark of 3:30.43 which was set at the 2016 Big 12 Championships.

Millard and Rule teamed up with Brooke Hansen and Claire Adams to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Arizona topped the field in 1:27.67 while the Longhorns finished in 1:28.19.

Joanna Evans finished in fourth place in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:39.51. Texas freshman Lauren Case took eighth in the event.

In the 50 freestyle, Millard took third place in 21.98 while Rule finished in sixth with a 22.21 finish. Adams took eighth place in 22.77.

In men’s action, the Longhorns took three wins on the day, including two top national times.

Clark Smith swam a time of 4:11.20 in the 500 freestyle to edge out Stanford’s Grant Shoults and post the country’s top time this season. Townley Haas finished fifth in a time of 4:14.36.

The Longhorns started the night with a season-best finish in the 200 freestyle relay. Tate Jackson, Brett Ringgold, John Shebat and Jack Conger teamed up for a 1:16.73 finish in the event.

Texas took another victory in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:05.63. Shebat, Will Licon, Conger and Ringgold teamed up to post the NCAA automatic-qualifying time.

Conger took a third place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.45. Ringgold finished in sixth while Jackson took eighth.

The Longhorns will continue Texas Invitational action at the event on Friday at 10 a.m. with finals scheduled for 6 p.m. Longhorn Network will have tape delayed coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m.

 

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