No. 3 Men's Swimming and Diving sweeps day two, takes the lead at Big 12 Championships
Feb. 26, 2009
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Trailing by one point heading after the opening day of action, No. 3 Texas seized all four events and took the lead on day two of the 2009 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.
Texas leads the four-day event with 397 points, and Texas A&M sits in second with 265 points. Missouri is in third place with 241 points.
Freshman Jackson Wilcox opened the evening with a narrow win over teammate Michael Klueh in the 500-yard freestyle. Wilcox was victorious in 4:13.50 with Klueh following closely behind in 4:13.75. Sophomore Scott Jostes took third at 4:18.27, and sophomore Bryan Collins placed fourth at 4:19.29. Senior Sean Patton placed fifth at 4:22.51.
Junior Ricky Berens led a first-through-fourth Texas finish in the 200 individual medley. Berens trailed going into the freestyle leg and pulled away for the win in 1:43.84, well under the Big 12 meet record of 1:44.31 produced by Texas-Ex Nate Dusing in 2001. Sophomore Brian Wilson placed second at 1:44.35, and senior Agustin Magruder took third at 1:44.45. Freshman Hayes Johnson placed fourth at 1:47.09, and freshman Eric Friedland took sixth at 1:47.67.
The 50 freestyle featured a tie for the title with UT junior Dave Walters and UT freshman Jimmy Feigen. The duo tied for first in a NCAA automatic-qualifying mark of 19.27. Junior Ben Van Roekel took fifth in 19.79, and sophomore Jonathan Jackson placed sixth at 19.88. Sophomore Matt Donch placed eighth at 20.06. Junior Peter Jameson claimed the consolation final in 20.02.
Texas finished off the evening with a win in the 400 medley relay in 3:06.40. Junior Hill Taylor led off in 46.03 before giving way to Magruder, who split 52.30 on the breaststroke leg. Berens picked up the butterfly in 45.49, and Feigen anchored in 42.58.
Day three of the Big 12 Championships begins Friday at 10 a.m. Central at the Mizzou Aquatics Center.
2009 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships - Day Two Texas Finals Results
200 IM - Consolation Final
400 Medley Relay