NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Texas Blasts NCAA Record in 400 Medley Relay, Cal Takes Down American Mark

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The men’s 400-yard medley relay proved be record-filled as Texas held off California for the win at the NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Texas’ Kip Darmody, Will Licon, Joseph Schooling and Jack Conger delivered the NCAA and U.S. Open record with a time of 3:01.23.  That swim cleared the previous mark of 3:01.39 set by Auburn in 2009, but did not break the American record as Schooling represents Singapore internationally.

California’s Ryan Murphy, Chuck Katis, Justin Lynch and Seth Stubblefield turned in an American-record time of 3:01.60 for second place.  That time beat the 3:01.91 posted by Stanford in 2009 behind Auburn that drew huge USA USA chants for the second-place finish at that time.

Murphy’s leadoff of 44.17 broke Ryan Lochte’s NCAA record of 44.60 from 2006, and moved him really close to Nick Thoman’s American mark of 44.07.  In fact, Murphy’s time is the second-fastest ever.

All Time 100 Back

Rank Name Time
1 Nick Thoman 44.07
2 Ryan Murphy 44.17
3 Matt Grevers 44.49
4 Ryan Lochte 44.60
5 Ben Hensen 44.72

Alabama’s Connor Oslin, Anton McKee, Brett Walsh and Kristian Gkolomeev picked up third-place honors in 3:04.46.

The win for Texas tied it with Stanford for the most 400 medley relays in NCAA history at 12, and first win since 2004.

Former Texas wins:

1980 Texas (Clay Britt, Scott Spann, William Paulus, Kris Kirchner), 3:14.59
1981 Texas (Clay Britt, Scott Spann, William Paulus, Kris Kirchner), 3:12.93
1982 Texas (Clay Britt, Nick Nevid, William Paulus, Eric Finical), 3:14.24
1984 Texas (Rick Carey, Stuart Smith, Chris Rives, John Smith), 3:13.35
1988 Texas (Andy Gill, Kirk Stackle, Keith Anderson, Chris Jacobs), 3:13.97
1989 Texas (Andy Gill, Hans Dersch, Keith Anderson, Doug Gjertsen), 3:11.60
1990 Texas (Jeff Thibault, Kirk Stackle, Shaun Jordan, Doug Gjertsen), 3:09.70
2000 Texas (Tom Hannan, Russell Chozick, Nate Dusing, Bryan Jones), 3:31.23 *SCM
2001 Texas (Nate Dusing, Brendan Hansen, Tom Hannan, Ian Crocker), 3:05.37
2003 Texas (Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker, Chris Kemp), 3:04.47
2004 Texas (Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Ian Crocker, Garrett Weber-Gale), 3:25.38 *SCM

  1 Texas                         3:05.53    3:01.23N        40  
     1) Darmody, Kip SR               2) r:+0.22 Licon, Will SO       
     3) r:+0.30 Schooling, Joseph FR  4) r:+0.20 Conger, Jack SO      
             22.03        45.39 (45.39)
        1:09.13 (23.74)     1:36.32 (50.93)
        1:56.54 (20.22)     2:20.27 (43.95)
        2:39.21 (18.94)     3:01.23 (40.96)
  2 California                    3:04.69    3:01.60A        34  
     1) Murphy, Ryan SO               2) r:+0.33 Katis, Chuck SR      
     3) r:+0.36 Lynch, Justin FR      4) r:+0.05 Stubblefield, Seth SR
             21.36        44.17 (44.17)
        1:07.20 (23.03)     1:34.29 (50.12)
        1:54.89 (20.60)     2:19.76 (45.47)
        2:39.79 (20.03)     3:01.60 (41.84)
  3 Alabama                       3:05.65    3:04.46         32  
     1) Oslin, Connor SO              2) r:+0.17 McKee, Anton SO      
     3) r:+0.14 Walsh, Brett JR       4) r:+0.04 Gkolomeev, Kritian SO
             21.80        45.08 (45.08)
        1:09.13 (24.05)     1:37.45 (52.37)
        1:58.21 (20.76)     2:23.52 (46.07)
        2:42.77 (19.25)     3:04.46 (40.94)
  4 Michigan                      3:05.15    3:05.18         30  
     1) Whitaker, Aaron FR            2) r:+0.33 Funk, Richard SR     
     3) r:+0.31 Bosch, Dylan JR       4) r:+0.35 Ortiz, Bruno SR      
             22.13        46.24 (46.24)
        1:10.36 (24.12)     1:37.45 (51.21)
        1:58.70 (21.25)     2:23.34 (45.89)
        2:43.25 (19.91)     3:05.18 (41.84)
  5 Auburn                        3:05.67    3:05.38         28  
     1) Patching, Joe SO              2) r:+0.21 Duderstadt, Mihael SO
     3) r:+0.29 Morris, Hugo FR       4) r:+0.23 Darmody, Kyle SO     
             22.11        46.22 (46.22)
        1:10.04 (23.82)     1:37.43 (51.21)
        1:58.60 (21.17)     2:23.52 (46.09)
        2:43.34 (19.82)     3:05.38 (41.86)
  6 Georgia                       3:06.07    3:05.39         26  
     1) Dale, Taylor SO               2) r:+0.13 Fink, Nicolas SR     
     3) r:+0.26 Clark, Pace SO        4) r:+0.03 Trice, Michael JR    
             22.19        45.78 (45.78)
        1:09.55 (23.77)     1:37.29 (51.51)
        1:58.61 (21.32)     2:23.32 (46.03)
        2:42.73 (19.41)     3:05.39 (42.07)
  7 Florida                       3:05.58    3:05.71         24  
     1) Blyzinskyj, Jack SO           2) r:+0.33 Solaeche-Gomezardo SR
     3) r:+0.12 Homer, ChristiPaul SR 4) r:+0.23 Dressel, Caeleb FR   
             22.23        45.78 (45.78)
        1:10.34 (24.56)     1:38.31 (52.53)
        1:58.94 (20.63)     2:23.52 (45.21)
        2:43.48 (19.96)     3:05.71 (42.19)
  8 NC State                      3:06.41    3:11.63         22  
     1) Schiellerup, Andreas SO       2) r:+0.40 Hren, Derek SO       
     3) r:+0.47 Newell, John SR       4) r:+0.40 Deana, Jason JR      
             22.61        47.38 (47.38)
        1:11.84 (24.46)     1:40.69 (53.31)
        2:02.31 (21.62)     2:27.46 (46.77)
        2:48.15 (20.69)     3:11.63 (44.17)
  1. Texas                             171   2. California                        119
  3. Florida                           108   4. Michigan                          105
  5. Alabama                            79   6. Southern Cali                      77
  7. Stanford                           75   8. Auburn                             67
  9. Georgia                          61.5  10. Arizona                          54.5
 11. NC State                         53.5  12. Missouri                           49
 13. Miami (Fl)                         29  13. Indiana                            29
 15. Purdue                             20  16. UNC                              18.5
 17. Ohio St                            17  18. Georgia Tech                       14
 19. Univ of Utah                     12.5  20. Unlv (M)                           12
 20. Tennessee                          12  22. Wisconsin                          10
 23. Louisville                          9  24. Texas A&M                         4.5
 25. Minnesota                           4  26. South Carolina                      2
 26. Virginia Tech                       2  26. Northwestern                        2
 29. Florida St                          1

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

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