For the second year in a row, the Texas women’s relay team set a school record in the 800-yard freestyle as the NCAA swimming and diving championships kicked off in Columbus, Ohio Wednesday.
Quinn Carrozza, Claire Adams, Evie Pfeifer and Rebecca Millard finished the race in fifth place while making UT history. They clocked a time of 6 minutes, 53.42 seconds to top last season’s mark of 6:54.83 by over a second. Adams was on that relay squad as well.
“I think we always expect the best,” said UT head coach Carol Capitani. “That’s a heck of a way to start the meet with a team record by almost a second-and-a-half. Quinn had her best 200 on that relay, Claire went a best time by a second-and-a-half. Evie went her best by over a second, and Millard had a best time. That was a lot of fun.”
Texas earned 28 team points with the finish.
The second day of action starts with preliminaries at 9 a.m. Thursday. Finals are to follow at 5 p.m. Four Texas divers will also compete, including Alison Gibson, in the one-meter springboard event.
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