Texas senior swimmer Tate Jackson is a five-time All-American and the school and Big 12 record-holder in the 100 freestyle. (UT Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas swimming and diving teams open Big 12 Championships

Posted February 27th, 2019


The Texas swimming and diving teams opened competition at the Big 12 Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Wednesday.

The No. 4 men won the three events contested on the first day while the second-ranked women took two wins.

The men won the 200 medley relay, the 1-meter diving event and the 800 freestyle relay. The women claimed the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay.


The women lead the standings with 80 points. The men are in second place with 117 with a lot of action to go.

Grayson Campbell earned his second Big 12 title by winning the 1-meter diving competition with 375.25 points.

Ryan Harty, Charles Scheinfeld, John Shebat and Tate Jackson took the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 24.25 seconds.

Drew Kibler, Austin Katz, Jeff Newkirk and Townley Haas won the 800 freestyle relay in 6:15.61.

For the women, Claire Adams, Evie Pfeifer, Remedy Rule and Joanna Evans teamed up to win the 800 freestyle relay in 6:58.52.

Adams, Kennedy Lohman, Rule and Grace Ariola won the 200 medley relay in 1:36.86 for the Longhorns’ second win.

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