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Big 12 Conference | March 1, 2014

Longhorns claim their 12th Big 12 conference title in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Longhorns claimed Big 12 title number 12 at the 2014 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

In platform diving, Murphy Bromberg of Texas took the crown with 386.70 points, shattering the Big 12 championship and all meet record of 375.00.

Texas’ Tasija Karosas took the title in 1:53.49.

Texas’ Ellen Lobb took the title in 48.83, narrowly beating out fellow Longhorn Sam Tucker (43.84).

Texas swept the meet’s distance events. Kelsey Leneave took the 1650-yard freestyle in 16:19.52.

Gretchen Jaques of Texas kicked off the second half of the evening with a win in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:09.86. Victoria Cassidy continued the Longhorn’s dominance with a 1:58.38 win in the event.

The 400-yard freestyle relay wrapped up the 2014 championship. The UT team of Ellen Lobb, Alex Hooper, Gretchen Jaques and Sam Tucker took the title for the Horns in 3:15.17.

Kansas came in second, its first runner-up finish in the meet. Iowa State came in third while TCU and West Virginia took fourth and fifth, respectively.

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