NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Ryan Murphy Cracks Ryan Lochte American Record in 200 Back

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California’s Ryan Murphy swept the backstrokes in style with an NCAA and American record in the men’s 100-yard back at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Murphy unloaded a winning effort of 1:36.77 to clear Ryan Lochte’s American record of 1:36.81 set back in 2007. He also broke his NCAA record of 1:37.35 set a year ago.

Comparative splits

Name Year 50 100 150 200
Lochte 2007 23.11 47.61 1:11.93 1:36.81
Murphy 2014 22.76 47.13 1:11.98 1:37.35
Murphy 2015 22.91 47.32 1:11.82 1:36.77

Murphy defended his title from the 1:37.35 he used to win last year.

That’s California’s fourth victory:

1978 Peter Rocca, California, 1:47.48
1979 Peter Rocca, California, 1:46.21
2014 Ryan Murphy, California, 1:37.35

Tennessee’s Sean Lehane raced to second in 1:39.20 with Stanford’s David Nolan picking up third in 1:39.59.

  1 Murphy, Ryan     SO California        1:38.65    1:36.77A        20  
             22.91        47.32 (24.41)
        1:11.82 (24.50)     1:36.77 (24.95)
  2 Lehane, Sean     JR Tennessee         1:38.76    1:39.20         17  
             23.72        49.09 (25.37)
        1:13.91 (24.82)     1:39.20 (25.29)
  3 Nolan, David     SR Stanford          1:39.66    1:39.59         16  
             23.32        48.30 (24.98)
        1:13.83 (25.53)     1:39.59 (25.76)
  4 Taylor, Jake     JR Brigham Young     1:39.76    1:39.87         15  
             23.78        48.79 (25.01)
        1:14.47 (25.68)     1:39.87 (25.40)
  5 Pebley, Jacob    JR California        1:39.87    1:39.91         14  
             23.41        48.12 (24.71)
        1:13.86 (25.74)     1:39.91 (26.05)
  6 TeDuits, Drew    SR Wisconsin         1:39.85    1:39.97         13  
             23.09        47.95 (24.86)
        1:13.59 (25.64)     1:39.97 (26.38)
  7 Stuart, Henness  FR NC State          1:39.60    1:40.39         12  
             23.07        48.01 (24.94)
        1:13.90 (25.89)     1:40.39 (26.49)
  8 Patching, Joe    SO Auburn            1:40.16    1:40.85         11  
             23.41        48.44 (25.03)
        1:14.42 (25.98)     1:40.85 (26.43)
  1. Texas                             409   2. California                        309
  3. Michigan                          238   4. Florida                           211
  5. Southern Cali                     197   6. Stanford                          172
  7. Georgia                         168.5   8. Auburn                            142
  9. Alabama                           131  10. NC State                        130.5
 11. Tennessee                         109  12. Indiana                           104
 13. Arizona                          91.5  14. Missouri                         87.5
 15. Louisville                       77.5  16. Ohio St                            72
 17. UNC                              49.5  18. Miami (Fl)                         49
 19. Wisconsin                          48  20. South Carolina                     36
 21. Brigham Young                      30  22. Purdue                             29
 23. Univ of Utah                     27.5  24. Penn St                            27
 25. Northwestern                       18  26. Virginia Tech                      16
 27. Georgia Tech                       14  28. Wku                                13
 29. Denver                             12  29. Unlv (M)                           12
 31. Florida St                         11  32. Virginia                            8
 33. Notre Dame                          7  34. Penn                                6
 35. Texas A&M                         4.5  36. Minnesota                           4
 37. Southern Methodist University       2  37. Yale                                2

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, Live Results – Results

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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