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UT Men Place Second at NCAA Championships
March 30, 2019

The University of Texas Men's Swimming and Diving team earned a second-place finish at the 2019 NCAA Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. The Longhorns closed out the last day with three national titles, including in the final race of the championships in the 400 free relay. 

The Texas relay team of Drew Kibler, Austin Katz, Jeff Newkirk and Townley Haas started out strong Wednesday night after setting a new NCAA, American and U.S. Open record in the 800 free relay with a time of 6:05.08. 

Thursday night, Townley Haas broke the NCAA record in the 500 free, going 4:08.19. John Shebat set a new program record in the 200 IM after touching in at 1:39.63 for the third place finish. 

On the final night of competition, Shebat and Katz went 1-2 in the 200 back on with Shebat setting a new pool record and earning his first individual title after taking second-place finishes the past two season in the 100 and 200 back.

Jordan Windle won the platform title following his runner-up performance last year as a freshman. He qualified for the championship round in all three diving events while Grayson Campbell earned top seven finishes on both springboards. 

Danny Krueger, Shebat, Tate Jackson and Haas ended the night setting another pool record in the 400 freestyle relay, winning the event in a time of 2:45.12.

Since Eddie Reese became head coach in 1979, the Longhorns now have 14 NCAA titles, 12 runner-up finishes, 33 top three finishes and placed in the top ten 40 times. 

Final Standings: 

California - 560
Texas - 475
Indiana - 385.5
NC State - 307
Louisville - 212

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