Live recap of Day 3 finals

2023 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP

The Big 12 Championships continue tonight with finals of the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back, along with timed finals of the 200 free relay.

While the Longhorns should easily win both the men’s and women’s team competition, there is a race for second place on the women’s side where Texas Christian and Iowa State were separated by just 9 points today.

Be sure to continue tonight with the B-final. Many of the Texas swimmers are entered as exhibition swimmers and are therefore not eligible for the A final. This is true even if an exhibition swimmer had the best prelims time of the morning. Example – Longhorn Alec Filipovic ran the 100 fly prelims with a 46.75, but he’s in lane 2 in the B final tonight.

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES – THROUGH DAY 2

  1. Texas – 386
  2. TCU-202
  3. State of Iowa – 193
  4. West Virginia – 179
  5. Kansas is at 152

MEN’S TEAM SCORE – THROUGH DAY 2

  1. Texas – 471
  2. TCU-320
  3. West Virginia – 179

Women’s 100 Butterfly – Final

  • NCAA Record: 48.84, Kate Douglass – 2023 ACC Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 49.79, Emma Sticklen (TEX) – 2023 Texas vs. N.C. State
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 50.77, Emma Sticklen (TEX) – 2022
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 50.92
  • 2022 NCAA Call Time: 52:35 p.m

Stage:

  1. Olivia Bray (Texas) – 50.07
  2. Ava Longi (Texas) – 52.01
  3. Dakota Luther (Texas) – 52.56
  4. Fall Looney (Kansas) – 53.55
  5. Jeanne Dahem (TCU) – 53.84
  6. Trinity Kay (State of Iowa) – 54.29
  7. Grace Cooper (Texas) – 54.38
  8. Lezli Sisung (Kansas) – 54.87

Longhorn Olivia Bray stormed to victory tonight with a 50.07 taking her to #8 in the nation. That’s her first personal best in the event since 2019, when she went 50.19 to break the national age group record of 17-18.

Fellow Longhorns Tall woman (52.01) and Dakota Luther (52.56) rounded out the top three. That’s a new record for Longi, whose previous record was a 52.84 set just a few weeks ago. Her time limit for 31st this season, pending other results tonight. Kansas’ Fall Looney also cleared the NCAA ‘B’ cut with a 53.55.

Men’s 100 Butterfly – Final

  • NCAA Record: 42.80, Caeleb Dressel (FLOR) – 2018 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 43.75, Joseph Schooling (TEX) – 2017 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 44.06, Joseph Schooling (TEX) – 2017
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 44.82
  • 2022 NCAA Call Time: 45.57

Stage:

  1. Sam Artmann (Texas) – 46.18
  2. Cole Crane (Texas) – 46.59
  3. David Snider (WVU) – 47.46
  4. Piotr Sadłowski (TCU) – 47.55
  5. Braden Osborn (WVU) – 48.71
  6. Parker Hughes (TCU) – 49.03
  7. Grant Klatt (TCU) – 49.60
  8. Jake Young (WVU) – 49.61

A total of five Texas men came under 47.0, including three in the B Final.

Sam Artman And Cole Crane leader in the A-final with times of 46.18 and 46.59 respectively. That’s a new personal best of 0.02 seconds for Artmann, an improvement on his previous record of 46.20 from December. Crane’s best of 45.61 also came from the 2022 Minnesota Invite. Crane comfortably secured an NCAA invite in the 200 fly, while Artmann is about 23rd—probably safe, but certainly not guaranteed—in the same event thanks to a 1:42.67 time trial Wednesday.

Swimmers not scoring in the B-final Alec Filipovic (46.63), Ryan Brannon (46.84) and Holden Smith (46.91) all also broke the 47 second barrier. Filipovic and Brandon took PRs, while Smith was just 0.07 seconds behind.

In the A-Final, West Virginia’s David Cutter clocked a personal best of 47.46, falling just short of TCUs Pyotr Sadlowski (47.55).

Women’s 400 IM – Final

  • NCAA Record: 3:54.60, Ella Eastin (STAN) – 2018 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 4:00.97, Madisyn Cox (TEX) – 2017 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 4:01.15, Madisyn Cox (TEX) – 2017
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 4:03.62
  • 2022 NCAA Call Time: 4:11.60

Stage:

  1. Kelly pass (Texas) – 4:05.55
  2. Abby Pfeifer (Texas) – 4:15.07
  3. Lucia Rizzo (State of Iowa) – 4:17.37
  4. Morgan Burton (WVU) – 4:21.35
  5. Hailey Farrell (Kansas) – 4:21.66
  6. Jordan Edwards (TCU) – 4:21.69
  7. Sydney Jackson (state of Iowa) – 4:22.97
  8. Aidan Howze (Kansas) – 4:26.47

Texas’ Kelly pass continued to flash her versatility, winning the 400 IM by almost ten seconds tonight. Her time of 4:05.55 was close to her personal best of 4:04.93, which she set at this competition two years ago. Those times also take her to 9th in the nation this season.

Teammate Abby Pfeifer threw down a big personal best and placed 2nd in 4:15.07. Heading into today, her previous best time was a 4:23.18 from last year’s conference, then she went 4:19.25 in prelims. With the final outcome of the meet well in hand and many Texas swimmers safely qualifying for NCAAs, many Longhorn women are swimming “off” events this week.

Lucy Rizzo of Iowa State also achieved a personal best and placed 3rd overall. Her time of 4:17.37 tonight beat her previous record of 4:17.46 from the 2021 Big 12 Championships.

Men’s 400 IM – Final

  • NCAA Record: 3:31.84, Leon Marchand (ASU) – 2023 ASU vs Cal
  • Big 12 record: 3:33.79, Carson Foster (TEX) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 championship record: 3:37.72, Carson Foster (TEX) – 2022
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 3:39.16
  • 2022 NCAA invitation time: 3:43.50

Stage:

  1. Carson Foster (Texas) – 3:35.49
  2. David Johnston (Texas) – 3:40.03
  3. Jack Foster (Texas) – 3:42.85
  4. Jeremiah Freri (TCU)-3:46.14
  5. Danny Berlitz (WVU) – 3:46.88
  6. Kornel Kohalmi (TCU) – 3:51.76
  7. Tristan McFarland (TCU) – 3:54.50

It was a pretty quiet meeting on the men’s side, but Texas junior Carson Foster uncorked a 3:35.49 in the 400 IM tonight to get the pool moving. That puts him ahead of Texas A&M’s Baylor Nelson for the second time in the nation this season, behind only Leon Marchand’s record-breaking 3:31.84 set by the ASU vs. Cal dual measure.

Foster’s dive tonight appears to be the 3rd fastest of his career and the 11th fastest performance ever, and is actually a bit faster than his time in last year’s NCAA’s A-Finals.

Teammate David Johnson hit a 3:40.03 for 2nd place, coming close to under 3:40 for the third time in his career. Jack Foster placed 3rd in 3:42.85. All three Longhorns safely qualified for NCAAs before this week, so see if they go faster at NCAAs – all three made the A Final last year.

Behind the Longhorn trio, Jeremiah Freri of Texas Christian stopped Danny Berlitz of West Virginia along the stretch, 4th in 3:46.14 to Berlitz’s 3:46.88. Both men were faster, with Berlitz taking an NCAA-qualifying 3:41.45 swimming for Michigan two years ago.

Women’s 200 Freestyle – Final

  • NCAA Record: 1:39.10, Missy Franklin (CAL) – 2015 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 record: 1:42.38, Kelly pass (TEX) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 championship record: 1:42.70, Kelly pass (TEX) – 2021
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:42.84
  • 2022 NCAA invitation time: 1:45.42

Stage:

  1. Kyla Leibel (Texas) – 1:45.80
  2. Emma Sticklen (Texas) – 1:46.69
  3. Olivia McMurray (Texas) – 1:47.70
  4. Emma Hultquist (TCU) – 1:47.88
  5. Abby Reardon (WVU) – 1:49.06
  6. Gabriela De La Torre (WVU) – 1:49.19
  7. Serena Gould (TCU) – 1:49.31
  8. Ellie Wehrman (Kansas) – 1:49.66

The Longhorn women won the top three for the second time tonight. Kyla Leibel led the way with a 1:45.80, about a second off her season best time of 1:44.75 from the Minnesota Invite. Emma Sticklen clocked a new personal best of 1:46.69 to take 2nd, while Olivia MacMurray narrowly missed clearing a five-year-old PR of 1:47.35 while taking third in 1:47.70.

Emma Hultquist from Texas, Christian came under 1:48 for the first time tonight, finishing 4th in 1:47.88, the only non-Longhorn to go under 1:49.

Men’s 200 Freestyle – Final

  • NCAA Record: 1:29.15, Dean Farris (HARV) – 2019 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 1:29.50, Townley Haas (TEX) – 2018 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 1:32.01, Ricky Berens (TEX) – 2009
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:31.98
  • 2022 NCAA invitation time: 1:33.08

Stage:

  1. Peter Larson (Texas) – 1:32.95
  2. Coby Carrozza (Texas) – 1:33.14
  3. Luke Hobson (Texas) – 1:33.17
  4. Milan Fabian (TCU) – 1:35.24
  5. Roanoke Shirk (WVU) – 1:35.82
  6. Luke Dimiceli (TCU) – 1:36.84
  7. Max Nielsen (WVU) – 1:37.99

Texan senior Peter Larson went out fast and hung to win, going under 1:33 for the second time in three days with a winning mark of 1:32.95. Coby Carranza was almost three-tenths of a second ahead Luke Hobson at the halfway point, but Hobson pulled ahead slightly with a third lap of 23.72 before Carrozza fought back on the final lap. Carrozza came in in 1:33.14 for 2nd, followed by Hobson in 1:33.17. All three men were already under 1:33 this season.

In the B final Longhorns Jackson Huckabay And Kobe Ndebele every hit is the best in life, stopping the clock at 1:34.38 and 1:34.48.

Texas Christian Milan Fabian placed 4th in the A-final with a best time of 1:35.24, his first dive under 1:36.

Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Final

  • NCAA Record: 55.73, Lilly King (IU) – 2019 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 56.88, Anna Elendt (TEX) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 57.35, Anna Elendt (TEX) – 2022
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 58.10
  • 2022 NCAA invite time: 59.87

Stage:

  1. Lydia Jacoby (Texas) – 57.29
  2. Anna Elendt (Texas) – 57.59
  3. Channing Hanley (Texas) – 1:00.48
  4. Mia Cheatwood (WVU) – 1:00.60
  5. Lindsey Hosch (Texas) – 1:01.15
  6. Gabrielle LePine (State of Iowa) – 1:01.28
  7. Claire Chahbandour (TCU) – 1:01.29
  8. Paige Hanley (State of Iowa) – 1:02.72

Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Final

  • NCAA Record: 49.69, Ian Finnerty (IU) – 2018 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 record: 50.49, Caspar Raven (TEX) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 championship record: 50.96, Caspar Raven (TEX) – 2022
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 51.40
  • 2022 NCAA invitation time: 52.20

Women’s 100 Backstroke – Final

  • NCAA Record: 48.74, Katharine Berkoff (NCSU) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 50.51, Claire Adams (TEX) – 2020 Big 12 Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 50.51, Claire Adams (TEX) – 2020
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 50.89
  • 2022 NCAA invitation time: 52.46

Men’s 100 Backstroke – Final

  • NCAA Record: 43.35, Luca Urlando (UGA) – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 44.35, John Shebat (TEX) – 2017 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Championship Record: 44.95, Alvin Jiang (TEX) – 2020
  • NCAA ‘A’ Cut: 44.79
  • 2022 NCAA Call Time: 45.87

Women’s 200 Free Relay – Timed Finals

  • NCAA Record: 1:24.47, Virginia – 2022 ACC Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 1:26.84, Texas – 2018 Texas Hall of Fame Invitation
  • Big 12 championship record: 1:27.97, Texas – 2021
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:28.43

Men’s 200 Free Relay – Timed Finals

  • NCAA Record: 1:14.08, Auburn – 2009 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 Record: 1:14.41, Texas – 2022 NCAA Championships
  • Big 12 championship record: 1:15.76, Texas – 2021
  • NCAA ‘A’ cut: 1:16.80

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