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Mountaineers and Longhorns Lead After Day One
February 22, 2017

After the first day of the Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship, West Virginia leads the men’s race while the Texas team sits atop the women’s standing.

The Mountaineers recorded 137 points on the men’s side, followed by Texas with 129 and TCU with 91. On the women’s side, Texas notched 80 points, followed by Kansas (68), Iowa State (64), TCU (58) and West Virginia (58).

Today’s events featured finals in the 200 medley relay, the men’s 1-meter dive and the 800-yard freestyle relay. Three Big 12 records were either matched or broken in today’s performances by the Longhorns.

Will Licon kicked off the day with time trials by swimming a Big 12 Championship and regular season-best 51.5 seconds in the 100-yard breaststroke. The women’s 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Tasija Karosas, Madisyn Cox, Remedy Rule and Rebecca Millard shaved over a second off of the Big 12 records after earning a time of 1:35.39. On the men’s side, the team also went on to match the championship 200-yard medley relay high, clocking in at 1:24.23, a time set in 2009.

On the men’s one meter dive event, Mark Anderson (UT) took first with 398.20 points, followed by Michael Proietto (WVU) with 366.85 points. The women’s one meter dive will take place tomorrow.

Championship action is slated to begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT when preliminaries will continue. Finals will start at 6 p.m. CT.

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