(Race Video) 43.49 From Ryan Murphy To Break NCAA, American Record in 100 Back

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California’s Ryan Murphy has been unstoppable this week in the 100 backstroke, breaking his NCAA and American record in the men’s 100-yard back at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Murphy won the finale tonight in 43.49 to down his record of 43.51 set as the relay leadoff for California in the 400-yard medley relay.

Murphy topped the race by 1.83 seconds over Alabama’s Connor Oslin (45.32).  That’s nearly the record for the biggest margin of victory in a 100 back at NCAAs.  Brian Retterer of Stanford (45.43) beat Kurt Jachimowski of Auburn (47.35) by 1.92 seconds in 1995.

Murphy also has been super consistent in this event throughout the past two years. He owns five of the top 10 times all time.

All Time Top 10 100 Back:

1 43.49 Ryan Murphy California Atlanta 3/25/16
2 43.51r Ryan Murphy California Atlanta 3/24/16
3 44.07 Nick Thoman SwimMAC 12/5/13
4 44.17r Ryan Murphy, California 3/26/15
5 44.21 Ryan Murphy, California 3/27/15
6 44.49 Matt Grevers Tucson Ford 12/5/13
7 44.55 Matt Grevers Tucson Ford 11/29/12
8 44.56 Nick Thoman SwimMAC 12/5/13
9 44.60p Ryan Murphy California Atlanta 3/25/16
9 44.60r Ryan Lochte Florida Atlanta 3/23/06

The win is also Murphy’s third as he joins a select few with three or more victories in the 100 back. If he wins next year, he’ll join John Naber as the only men to complete a career sweep in the event.

3+ 100 Back Winners:

4 – John Naber, Southern California
3 – Clay Britt, Texas
3 – Peter Marshall, Stanford
3 – Yoshi Oyakawa, Ohio State
3 – Jeff Rouse, Stanford
3 – Ryan Murphy, California

Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich (45.33), BYU’s Jake Taylor (45.52), USC’s Ralf Tribuntsov (45.57), California’s Jacob Pebley (45.61), NC State’s Hennessey Stuart (45.73) and Ohio State’s Matt McHugh (46.70) also took part in the historic heat.

                           === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Murphy, Ryan           JR California          44.60      43.49N  20  
    r:+0.55  20.96        43.49 (22.53)
  2 Oslin, Connor          JR Alabama             45.16      45.32   17  
    r:+0.65  21.58        45.32 (23.74)
  3 Tarasevich, Grigory    JR Louisville          45.26      45.33   16  
    r:+0.56  21.91        45.33 (23.42)
  4 Taylor, Jake           SR BYU                 45.47      45.52   15  
    r:+0.64  21.86        45.52 (23.66)
  5 Tribuntsov, Ralf       SO USC                 45.62      45.57   14  
    r:+0.59  21.96        45.57 (23.61)
  6 Pebley, Jacob          SR California          45.68      45.61   13  
    r:+0.68  21.99        45.61 (23.62)
  7 Stuart, Hennessey      SO NC State            45.75      45.73   12  
    r:+0.96  22.03        45.73 (23.70)
  8 McHugh, Matt           JR Ohio St             45.77      46.70   11  
    r:+0.69  22.38        46.70 (24.32)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Dale, Taylor           JR Georgia             46.02      45.13    9  
    r:+0.53  22.05        45.13 (23.08)
 10 Dobbs, Chatham         FR Arizona             46.05      45.62    7  
    r:+0.58  22.08        45.62 (23.54)
 11 Shebat, John           FR Texas               45.87      45.63    6  
    r:+0.64  22.29        45.63 (23.34)
 12 Blyzinskyj, Jack       JR Florida             45.96      45.82    5  
    r:+0.60  22.22        45.82 (23.60)
 13 Kaliszak, Lucas        SO Alabama             46.10      45.88    4  
    r:+0.75  21.91        45.88 (23.97)
 14 Lehane, Sean           SR Tennessee           45.88      45.92    3  
    r:+0.57  22.20        45.92 (23.72)
 15 Schiellerup, Andreas   JR NC State            46.09      46.12    2  
    r:+0.71  22.16        46.12 (23.96)
 16 Rysemus, Logan         JR LSU                 45.91      46.44    1  
    r:+0.79  22.46        46.44 (23.98)
                 Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 12                  
 
  1. Texas                             311   2. California                        237
  3. Florida                           225   4. NC State                          183
  5. Georgia                           136   6. Tennessee                         111
  7. Michigan                          108   7. Missouri                          108
  9. Louisville                      106.5  10. Alabama                           103
 11. Auburn                             89  12. Indiana                          86.5
 13. Southern Cali                      83  14. Stanford                         74.5
 15. Ohio St                            62  16. Arizona                            44
 17. South Carolina                     36  18. Virginia Tech                    28.5
 19. Brigham Young                      27  20. Wisconsin                          25
 21. Air Force                          16  22. Cleveland St                       15
 23. University of Miami                14  24. Oakland                            13
 25. George Washington                  11  25. Pittsburgh                         11
 27. Unlv                                9  27. Univ of Utah                        9
 29. Princeton                           8  30. Lsu                                 6
 30. Penn                                6  32. Georgia Tech                        5
 33. Minnesota                           4  34. Virginia                            3
 34. UNC                                 3  36. Penn State University               2
 36. Iowa                                2  36. Harvard                             2
 39. Texas A&M                           1
5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Blake Owen

    WTF? Aiden le Roux Brodi Williams

  2. Ashraf Ul

    very nice JOSE. Is this ur ART ?

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