No. 4 Men's Swimming and Diving sweeps relay events on day one of Big 12 Championships
Feb. 23, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - The fourth-ranked Texas Men's Swimming and Diving team claimed victories in the 200 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay during the first day of the 2011 Big 12 Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Texas A&M currently leads the four-day event with 122 points, followed by Missouri with 117 points and the Longhorns with 107.
The Longhorns opened the championships with a dominating victory in the 200 medley relay. Cole Cragin set the pace in 21.77 to take the backstroke, and Scott Spann swam 24.05 to claim the breaststroke leg. Woody Joye finished the butterfly in 20.83 to help UT maintain its edge, and that was more than enough for Jimmy Feigen in the final leg. Feigen swam the freestyle in 18.75 to help the Longhorns win by almost a full second.
UT won the 800 freestyle relay by more than three seconds over the Aggies. Joye swam the leadoff leg in 1:36.02, and Neil Caskey claimed the second leg with a 1:35.63 split. Scott Jostes turned in a 1:35.51 time to maintain the distance, and Dax Hill closed the relay with a 1:34.51 split.
Freshmen Will Chandler and William McCraney finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the one-meter diving event.
The Longhorns return to action in day two of the Big 12 Championships on Thursday. Preliminary action begins at 10 a.m., while the finals begin at 6 p.m.
2011 Big 12 Championships - Day 1 Results
200 Medley Relay
800 Freestyle Relay