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Texas Tops Leader Board After Day Two
February 28, 2019

After the second day of Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championship action, Texas has pulled into first place in the standings after breaking a Big 12 and two championship records. On the men’s side, the Longhorns tallied 367 points, second place West Virginia earned 301 and TCU 201. On the women’s end, Texas recorded 384.5 points, Kansas 241.5, West Virginia 187, TCU 165 while Iowa State rounded out the standings with 134 points.

Joanna Evans began the championship finals with the 500-yard freestyle, setting a Big 12 and championship meet record time of 4:36.87, breaking her previous record set two years ago (4:36.97). On the men’s side, UT’s John Shebat placed first in the 200-yard IM, making it the 23rd straight Big 12 title in the event for the Longhorns.

Junior diver Alison Gibson (UT), who broke the Big 12 Championship record for the 1-meter dive a year ago, took home first place after totaling 349.10 points. UT’s Meghan O’Brien came in second with 342.10 points and Kansas’ Vicky Xu in third with 322.35.

The Longhorns finished the night on a high note by breaking the men’s 400-yard medley relay championship record, earning a time of 3:04.57. The three year record was 3:04.64.

Preliminary action will pick up tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT followed by diving finals at 5 p.m. CT and swimming finals at 6 p.m. CT.

Men Team Rankings

1. Texas 

367

2. West Virginia

301

3. TCU 

201

Women Team Rankings

1. Texas  

384.5

2. Kansas 

241.5

3. West Virginia

187

4. TCU

165

5. Iowa State

134

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