Austin, Texas – The Texas Longhorns claimed all five titles on day one of the 2015 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
The Horns stand atop the men’s and women’s standings through day one. On the men’s side, Texas leads with 117 points, the Horned Frogs sit in second (115) and West Virginia in third (43). The Texas women hold down first place with 80 points, Iowa State in second with 68, followed by West Virginia (62), TCU (58) and Kansas (32).
The day began with an incredible event time trial where Texas’ Jack Konger set an NCAA and American record in the 200 butterfly with a blistering 1:39.31. The time was 34 hundredths of a second faster than the 1:39.65 posted by Michael Phelps in 2010.
The Longhorns continued to build on their success in the second session of day one with a win in the women's 200 medley relay where Tasija Karosas, Gretchen Jaques, Bynne Wong and Rebbecca Millard out touched Iowa State’s Kaylee Kucera, Kacey Roberts, Amanda Paulson and Alex Flatness to claim the first event title of the meet.
The UT men followed suit winning the men’s 200 medly relay championship with Kip Darmody, John Murray, Joseph Schooling and Bret Ringgold’s 1:24.46 time. TCU’s Adam Szilagyi, Ford Story, Garret hills and Josh Mangus claimed second place with a 1:27.52.
In the one meter diving event, Texas’ Will Chandler earned another title for UT with a championship meet high 441.50, topping Drew Livingston’s 442.70 posted in 2009. Chandler was followed by teammate Cory Bowersox (403.45) and West Virginia’s Mike Proietto (296.55).
Championship action resumes Thursday at 10 a.m. CT with preliminary action. The swimming finals are slated for a 6 p.m. CT start.
1. Texas (117) 2. TCU (115) 3. West Virginia (43)
1. Texas (80), 2. Iowa State (68), 3. West Virginia (43), 4. TCU (58) 5. Kansas (32)