Feigen, Surhoff earn NCAA automatic-qualifying marks at Big 12 Championships
Feb. 25, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A pair of NCAA automatic-qualifying marks from sophomore Jimmy Feigen and freshman Austin Surhoff highlighted day two for No. 1 Texas Thursday at the 2010 Big 12 Championships.
Texas leads the four-day event with 352 points, and Texas A&M sits in second with 291 points. Missouri holds third place with 230 points.
One night after posting a NCAA automatic-qualifying mark in a 100 backstroke time trial, Surhoff broke Ricky Berens' meet record in the 200-yard individual medley, as he claimed the event in 1:43.26, the fastest time in the country. Surhoff became the third-fastest Longhorn in the event and automatically qualified to compete in the event at the NCAA Championships. Berens took second in 1:44.37, and junior Bryan Collins placed third in 1:44.91. Freshman Nick D'Innocenzo took fourth in 1:45.85, and sophomore Eric Friedland placed fifth in 1:46.72.
Feigen tacked on a win in the 50 freestyle with a NCAA "A" cut of 19.34. Senior Ben Van Roekel took second in 19.58, and Walters placed fourth in 19.94. Senior Peter Jameson placed seventh in 20.20.
Texas opened the evening by claiming the 200 freestyle relay with a NCAA "B" cut of 1:17.75. Feigen led off in 19.24, and sophomore Neil Caskey split 19.70 on the second leg. Van Roekel picked up the third leg in 19.55, and senior Dave Walters anchored in 19.26.
Sophomore Jackson Wilcox led a Texas triumvirate atop the 500 freestyle, as he claimed the event in 4:16.25, good for the fourth-fastest time in college swimming. Junior Scott Jostes posted the fifth-fastest time in the nation with a second-place mark of 4:16.35. Junior Jim Robertson placed third with a NCAA "B" cut of 4:20.07. Sophomore Kyle McNeilis won the consolation final with a NCAA "B" cut of 4:25.56.
Day three of the Big 12 Championships begins Friday at 10 a.m. Central.
2010 Big 12 Championships- Day 2 Finals
200 IM Consolation Final