Longhorns aplenty in tonight’s men’s swimming final
By Greg Echlin
OMAHA, Neb. — The 100 meter freestyle finals is shaping up to be, as University of Texas swimming coach Eddie Reese says, a battle of swimming’s heavyweights.
It’s also a battle of brother-against-brother as three of the eight swimmers are Longhorns. A fourth Longhorn is listed as an alternate. The race features former Longhorns Garrett Weber-Gale and Ricky Berens. Longhorn swimmer Jimmy Feigen will also compete. He won two individual NCAA titles last March. Former longhorn David Walters is listed as the first alternate.
“The good thing is there are six places out of eight that can make the team. The bad thing is there are two who won’t go, and it’s always close,” said Reese.
Three Longhorns will compete in tonight’s men’s 100-meter freestyle finals to find out if they’re going to the summer Olympics in London.