Ryan Murphy Leaps To 2nd in World in 200 Back With 1:54.94

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Ryan Murphy uncorked the second-fastest men’s 200-meter back in the world during the B final at the 2016 Canadian Trials.

Competing in the consolation heat as part of the meet’s open international setting, Murphy sizzled with a 1:54.94 for the B final win.  That’s just behind Xu Jiayu’s 1:54.79 to stand second in the world as Murphy leapt Mitch Larkin’s 1:55.08 into second in the world.

Jacob Pebley, meanwhile, placed second in 1:56.40 to move to sixth in the world rankings.

Jeremy Gagne took a distant third with a time of 2:04.87.

                       === B - Final ===                         
 
 11 *Murphy, Ryan F  95 CAL-PC            1:58.09    1:54.94   923  
    r:+0.57  27.34        56.46 (29.12)
        1:25.44 (28.98)     1:54.94 (29.50)
 12 *Pebley, Jacob   93 CAL-PC            1:56.93    1:56.40   888  
    r:+0.64  27.83        57.08 (29.25)
        1:26.87 (29.79)     1:56.40 (29.53)
 13 Gagné, Jérémy    95 Rouge et Or       2:04.88    2:04.87   720  
    r:+0.57  28.73      1:00.15 (31.42)
        1:32.21 (32.06)     2:04.87 (32.66)
 14 Fox, Matthew     97 OAK               2:05.38    2:05.12   715  
    r:+0.64  29.29      1:01.11 (31.82)
        1:33.33 (32.22)     2:05.12 (31.79)
 15 Côté-Leduc, Fél  94 Blue Machine      2:06.46    2:05.68   706  
    r:+0.56  29.51      1:01.68 (32.17)
        1:34.00 (32.32)     2:05.68 (31.68)
 15 Kay, Philip T    99 MAC               2:06.27    2:05.68   706  
    r:+0.58  29.29      1:00.75 (31.46)
        1:33.25 (32.50)     2:05.68 (32.43)
 17 Duke, Nicolas    98 Chena Swim Club   2:06.10    2:06.87   686  
    r:+0.70  29.81      1:01.38 (31.57)
        1:34.06 (32.68)     2:06.87 (32.81)
 18 *Nguyen, Thomas  92 SA-GA             2:05.22    2:07.58   675  
    r:+0.57  28.62      1:00.31 (31.69)
        1:34.14 (33.83)     2:07.58 (33.44)
 19 Fan, Hau-Li      97 UBCDS             2:05.59    2:07.98   668  
    r:+0.72  30.01      1:02.55 (32.54)
        1:35.35 (32.80)     2:07.98 (32.63)
 20 Kawaguchi, Tosh  97 UNCAN             2:06.20    2:09.67   642  
    r:+0.68  29.80      1:02.60 (32.80)
        1:35.97 (33.37)     2:09.67 (33.70)
9 Comments

9 comments

  1. Gian Alessandro

    They shouldn’t be putting him in the B final.

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      Lolo

      This is common practice during Olympic Trials for other countries. Natives swim in A finals.

    • Swimming World

      It’s just how it works at an open national championship that also serves as a team selection trials. He’s allowed to go up there and get some swims in, but he can’t bump a Canadian from having a shot at the Canadian team or national championship.

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