Texas claims 35th consecutive conference championship
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas captured its 18th Big 12 championship and 35th consecutive conference championship.
Mark Anderson opened the day with a win for the Longhorns in the men’s platform diving. With a score of 400.75, he averaged 66.79 points per round in the event. Jack Conger of Texas followed up with a win for the men’s squad, breaking the Big 12 championship record in 1:40.56.
In the 100-yard freestyle, West Virginia picked up its third title of the 2014 championship when Tim Squires bested the field in 42.92, a new WVU school record. Squires has won two of the Mountaineers' three titles this week.
Will Licon of Texas tallied his individual title of the meet finishing in a time of 1:55.40.
In the 200-yard butterfly, Tripp Cooper of Texas claimed the crown in 1:42.64, a Big 12 championship record. Matt Ellis, Jack Conger, Kip Darmody and John Murray finished in 2:51.00 to win the event.
In the final points standings, Texas stood at the top with 1,071 points on the men’s side and 1,109.5 on the women’s. TCU finished second and West Virginia took third.