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Texas Increases Lead At Big 12 Champs

Mar 4, 2000

Courtesy: Texas A & M University
The No. 1-ranked Texas men's swimming and diving team won seven of eight events Friday evening, increasing their lead to 225 points after two days of competition at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Student Recreation Center Natatorium on the Texas A&M campus in College Station.

The Longhorns lead with a point total of 693, while No. 18 Nebraska (468 points) strengthened its hold on second. Iowa State (367), No. 15 Texas A&M (358), Kansas (222) and Missouri (202) round out the field.

Three conference records were set and 14 automatic qualifying times were posted Friday. Nebraska senior Adam Pine prevented the Longhorn sweep, as he won himself a trip to NCAAs with a Big 12-record time of 46.26 in the 100-yard butterfly.

The Longhorn 200-medley relay squad broke the conference record with a time of 1:26.08, while Texas junior Troy Dumais took the 3-meter diving title with a Big 12 record-breaking 744 points.

The meet concludes Saturday with finals in the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving and the 400 freestyle relay.

This site will provide in-depth coverage throughout the meet, including pictures, audio clips, press releases and results.

The 13th-ranked Texas women claimed the conference title Feb. 19 at the Student Rec Center with a meet-record total of 914.50 points. Host Texas A&M, ranked 22nd nationally, finished second with 735.50 points. No. 16 Nebraska (634 points), Kansas (472.50), Missouri (425) and Iowa State (242.50) rounded out the field.