Evans wins three individual races

Joanna Evans.

University of Texas senior Joanna Evans opened the 2018-19 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Swimming and Diving season off on a high note over the weekend.

At the Longhorns’ double dual meet with Florida and Indiana, Evans won the women’s 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.07, the second fastest time recorded this year. Evans also won the 1,000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.

The Texas women’s team edged Indiana 201-147 in the standings, and routed Florida 222-126. The Longhorns will be in action again on November 2 against Texas A&M.

This season, Evans looks to build on an impressive summer, in which she picked up four medals at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

She won gold in the 200 free, the 400 free and the 800 free. She got her only silver in the women’s 100 freestyle.

During her junior year, Evans was a part of the women’s 800 freestyle relay team that set a new school record and won the event at the Big 12 conference championships.

Also, over the weekend, Florida State University freshman Izaak Bastian finished fourth in the men’s 100m breaststroke in 57.06 seconds and fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:06.08.

The Seminoles lost the head-to-head meet with the University of Minnesota Gophers 181-119.

The Seminoles compete again on Friday against Arizona State University.