David Plummer Swims 5th Fastest 100 Back Ever to Take Top Seed

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Ryan Murphy was under world record pace at the halfway mark and won the first semifinal in 52.28, the fastest time in the world this year in the 100 backstroke.

In the next heat, David Plummer also flipped under world record pace and then posted a final time of 52.12, to take back the number one world ranking. That time was the fifth fastest ever.

Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers swam a 52.64 for the third seed entering tomorrow’s final. Jacob Pebley posted a 53.10 for second in the first semifinal, and the fourth overall seed. Seventeen year old Michael Taylor earned fifth in 54.07.

Sean Lehane (54.08), John Shebat (54.52), and Jake Taylor (54.63) also earned lanes in tomorrow’s final.

Hennessey Stuart (54.66), Taylor Dale (54.75), Eugene Godsoe (54.84), Justin Ress (54.90), Patrick Mulcare (54.93), Ryan Harty (55.24) Austin Katz (55.43) and Carter Griffin (55.50) completed tonight’s semifinals.

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