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Texas Tops the Leader Board
February 23, 2018

The Texas men’s and women’s programs extended their top position on the leader board following Day Three of the Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship, earning 13 first place finishes. In second place, West Virginia’s men’s and women’s programs hold steady and recorded one first place finish.

The Mountaineers continued where they left off a year ago, winning their second-straight gold medal in the men’s 100-yard breaststroke. Jake Armstrong bested his 2017 championship time and set a program record after clocking in at 52.59 this evening. The event marked the first individual champion for West Virginia this season.

Longhorn Claire Adams posted two top-10 times in the nation during today’s events. In preliminaries, Adams recorded the nation’s 10th fastest time in the 100 backstroke (51.38), then lowered her time during finals to 51.13, earning the eighth-best time in the nation.

Underclassmen from Texas: Jordan Windle (freshman) and Alison Gibson (sophomore) took home the 3-meter diving events. Windle secured the men’s 3-meter victory following a stellar 470.80-point performance while All-American Gibson notched her second-straight title at the 2018 championship.

To close the night, UT men’s 200-yard freestyle relay was just one-tenth of a second away from matching the Big 12 championship record in the 200-yard freestyle relay after a time of 1:16.90.

The 2018 Big 12 swimming and diving champions will be named Saturday evening. Preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. CT. Finals will begin at 4:30 p.m. CT with the men’s platform diving followed by the remaining finals events at 6 p.m. CT. Fans can tune into to watch the live stream.

Men’s Team Rankings

1. Texas 723
2. West Virginia 611
3. TCU 310

Women’s Team Rankings

1. Texas 703
2. West Virginia 434.5
3. Kansas 407.5
4. Iowa State 321
5. TCU 310
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