Texas' Joseph Schooling reacts after winning the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA swimming and diving championships Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Schooling won the race and Texas won the team title. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

BEVO BEAT Swimming & Diving

Texas dominates, sets new marks at Big 12 Championship

Posted February 24th, 2017


Texas swimmers and divers continued to dominate the Big 12 Championship as more records fell on the penultimate day of the event at Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

Madisyn Cox won the 400-yard individual medley in 4 minutes, 01.15 seconds, breaking an eight-year-old school record in the process.

Cox was already the owner of the 200 IM record, which she set earlier this season, and broke Kathleen Hersey’s previous mark of 4:01.91.  Hersey set that record in the 2009 NCAA Championships. Cox’s 400 IM time is third best this season.


Joseph Schooling won the 100 butterfly in 44.06, just beating teammate Jack Conger by .5 seconds. Schooling’s time was just .05 shy of his NCAA record. Brett Ringgold finished in third place.

Meghan O’Brien set a meet record with 383.00 points in the three-meter diving final with Alison Gibson taking third place. Grayson Campbell scored 451.85 points to take the men’s title in the same event. Mark Anderson, the one-meter champion, took second place.

Jonathan Roberts recorded a personal best time of 3:40.26 in the 400 IM, capturing his second straight Big 12 title. Will Licon took second place in the event.

Lauren Case took her first Big 12 title, finishing the 100 butterfly in 52.03. Remedy Rule was second with a time of 52.05.

Joanna Evans finished the 200 freestyle in 1:44.41 to take her second Big 12 title this season. Quinn Carrozza was second in 1:46.11. In the men’s event, Townley Haas finished in 1:32.17 to take the title. Texas took the top four spots in the event.

Tasija Karosas won the 100 backstroke in 50.96, setting a Big 12 Championship record. Claire Adams took second in the event. John Shebat won the men’s title in the event, finishing in 45.72.

Jordan Surhoff won the 100 breaststroke for her first Big 12 title in 1:00.89. Olivia Anderson finished in second place.

Rebecca Millard, Adams, Rule and Anelise Diener recorded the third-fastest 200 freestyle relay in school history with a time of 1:28.04. Tate Jackson, Shebat, Ringgold and Haas finished the men’s 200 relay in 1:17.10 to take the title.

The Texas women have 694 points and lead the Big 12 Championship with Kansas in second at 437.5 points. The men lead with 748 points, trailed by West Virginia’s 566.

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