Jack Conger of the United States competes in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay heat 1 on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Karosas sets another record at Texas Invitational

Posted December 2nd, 2016


Senior Texas women’s swimmer Tasija Karosas set a school record for the second straight night in the 100-yard backstroke while the Texas men notched three wins on the third night of the Texas Invitational on Friday.

Karosas became the first Longhorn to finish the 100 backstroke in under 51 seconds as she lowered her mark to 50.86 in the event final. She had set the previous record, 51.08, on Thursday in the first leg of the 400 medley relay. Her new mark is the second best time in the country this season.

Madisyn Cox made it two wins in two nights as she finished first in the 400 individual medley. Her time of 4:03.16 was a personal best and the second-best mark in UT history. Maggie D’Innocenzo took sixth place in the event.


Remedy Rule took second place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.03. Lauren Case finished in eighth place, swimming the race in 53.37.

Joanna Evans had a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.07. Rebecca Millard took third place in 1:45.38. Rule took fifth place while Freshman Case finished in seventh.

Olivia Anderson swam her 100 breaststroke race in 1:00.14 for third place while Jordan Surhoff took seventh in 1:00.81.

On the men’s side of action, Jack Conger, Townley Haas and Jonathan Roberts all took wins for UT.

Conger finished the 100 butterfly in 44.94 for the top spot in the event. Will Glass and Brett Ringgold finished in seventh and eighth.

Haas took the top spot in the 200 freestyle event with a time of 1:33.72. Clark Smith finished the race in fifth at 1:34.51.

John Shebat swam the 100 backstroke in 46.26 for second place while Austin Temple finished took sixth.

The Longhorns finished the night with a third-place time of 1:25.81 in the 200 medley relay. Shebat, Temple, Conger and Ringgold teamed up for the race.

The final day of the Texas Invitational starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Longhorn Network will televise action beginning at 4 p.m.

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