Schooling, Licon push Texas to record 12th national title

ATLANTA (AP) Joseph Schooling won the 200-yard butterfly and Will Licon took the 200 breastroke in record-setting performances, helping Texas run away with its second straight NCAA swimming and diving title.,

Coach Eddie Reese, in his 38th year at Texas, passed Ohio State's Mike Peppe with 12 national titles, the most in NCAA history. The Longhorns are tied with Michigan for the NCAA record.

Texas won nine individual and relay titles to finish with 541.5 points, 190.5 more than runner-up California. Florida was third with 334, North Carolina State fourth and Georgia fifth.

Schooling tied Florida's Caeleb Dressel and Cal's Ryan Murphy for national swimmer of the year award.

Schooling, from Singapore, swam the 200 in 1 minute, 37.97 seconds to break the NCAA record by 1.36 seconds and the U.S. open mark by 1.34. His teammate, Jack Conger, was the runner-up in 1:38.06, breaking his own American mark.

Licon swam the 200 breast in 1:48.12 to break Kevin Cordes' NCAA, American and U.S. open records by 0.54.