INDIANAPOLIS — Texas swimmers posted four victories Saturday night, setting an NCAA record in each event, and cruised to their third consecutive men’s team title at the NCAA championships.
The Longhorns tied their own record with 11 victories over four days en route to their 13th NCAA crown. Texas totaled 542 points, with California second at 349 and Florida third at 294.5. Texas A&M was 16th with 87 points.
Three Texas seniors — Clark Smith, Will Licon and Jack Conger — won with NCAA-record times, and the Longhorns’ 400 freestyle relay also set the NCAA standard.
Smith led the way in the 1650-yard freestyle final with a time of 14 minutes, 22.41 seconds. He was one of four swimmers in the race to break the NCAA, American and U.S. Open records.
Licon took the 200 breaststroke in 1:47.91, Conger the 200 butterfly in 1:37.35.
Texas’ foursome of Brett Ringgold, Conger, Townley Haas and Joseph Schooling closed out the meet with a victory in the 400 freestyle relay in 2:45.39.
Also, Texas sophomore John Shebat placed second in the 200 backstroke.
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