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Texas Takes A Commanding Lead
March 01, 2019

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 12 first place finishes.

David Dixon started the Mountaineers off on the right foot after taking first place in the 100-yard fly with a time of 46.73. The sophomore claimed WVU’s first gold medal of the meet.

The Texas men’s swimming squad had a dominant night placing three races in the nation’s top 10 season performances. Longhorn Braden Vines won the 400-yard IM, setting the 10th fastest time in the NCAA this year (3:422.55) while Townley Haas registered the seventh-highest NCAA time in the 200-yard freestyle earning a time of 1:32:42. Junior Ryan Harty also set the seventh fastest time and broke a championship record in the 100-yard back with a time of 45.19.

Juniors Grayson Campbell and Vicky Xu took home the 3-meter diving events. Grayson secured the men’s 3-meter victory following a 461.60 point performance while Xu notched Kansas’ first gold medal of the Big 12 Championship with a score of 380.00.

Texas closed out the night by sweeping the men’s and women’s 200-yard freestyle relays. The men recorded a time of 1:17.00 while the women finished in 1:28.46.

The 2019 Big 12 swimming and diving champions will be named Saturday evening. Preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. CT. Women’s platform diving finals begin at 4:40 p.m. CT and swimming finals at 6 p.m. CT. Fans can tune into FloSwimming.com to watch the live stream.

Men Team Rankings

1. Texas 

682

2. West Virginia

575.5

3. TCU 

405.5

Women Team Rankings

1. Texas  

773.5

2. Kansas 

466.5

3. West Virginia

350

4. TCU

318

5. Iowa State

289

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