Nine school records broken at Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships

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    TCU’s swimming and diving team broke nine school records to place the men in second and the women in fourth overall at the Big 12 Championships in Austin, according to a press release.

    “Between our swimming and diving we really turned it around and it was enough to make us conference runner-up,” TCU head coach Richard Sybesma said in the release.

    The Frogs closed the meet Saturday breaking three records. Senior Gabi Korac’s time of 2:12.45 set the new standard in women’s 200 breaststroke, earning her an NCAA B-Cut. The Frogs finished the meet with 23 NCAA B-Cuts in total.

    Another record fell when Anthony McMurry, Corey Nix, Garrett Hills and Ryan Wilcox swam a time of 2:58.08 in the men’s 400 free relay, securing a third-place finish.

    Junior Cooper Robinson topped his own record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:42.33 during preliminaries. He finished the final in fourth place with a time of 1:42.58.

    The record breaking began Wednesday in the men’s 200 medley relay, when Robinson, Nix, Ford Story and Josh Mangus posted a time of one minute, 28.13 seconds–the fastest finish in TCU history.

    On Friday, the Frogs set five more school records in the men’s 200 freestyle, men’s and women’s 100 backstroke, women’s 100 breaststroke and men’s 200 freestyle relay.

    Ron Forrest held the record in men’s 200 free for 20 years until McMurry set the new standard with a 1:38.12 finish.

    In men’s diving, the Frogs took places three through six in platform. Junior Ricky Bradley placed third overall with the Frogs’ top score of 273.10.

    On the women’s platform, sophomore Kristen Connolly finished sixth.

    The Frogs will travel to Austin once again Thursday for the USA Short Course Nationals.