Ryan Hoffer Holds Off Albiero to Win Second Title of Meet in 100 Fly

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Cal senior Ryan Hoffer won his second event of the 2021 NCAAs in Greensboro with a 44.25 in the 100 butterfly, just 0.01 off his prelims time, as he held off Louisville senior Nick Albiero (44.32) in the final five yards.

Hoffer backs up his 50 freestyle win from last night as his time this morning put him fifth on the all-time list, while Albiero is now tied for sixth just behind Hoffer. Albiero should be a threat tomorrow in the 200 butterfly while Hoffer will tackle the 100 freestyle. This was almost the closest margin of victory as Rafal Szukala of Iowa won the 1994 title over Florida’s Stephen Clarke by 0.04.

Cal is just five points down to Texas at this point in the meet after Ryan Hoffer’s win.

“What I am doing right now is for the team. That ‘W’ brings us one step closer and that makes me even more happy,” Ryan Hoffer said after the race.

Georgia’s Camden Murphy placed third (44.42) and moved up to 11th on the all-time list as he looked to win the race on the final 25, kicking out the furthest on the final 25 but ending up third at the touch. He should also be a factor in the 200 butterfly.

Texas’ Alvin Jiang, who will join Albiero later tonight in the 100 back, was fourth at 44.50 ahead of Missouri’s Danny Kovac (44.66) and Virginia Tech’s Antani Ivanov (44.67).

Florida’s Eric Friese (44.79) and Georgia’s Luca Urlando (44.99) also swam in the very fast championship final.

California now has six NCAA titles in the 100 butterfly as  Ryan Hoffer joins Par Arvidsson (1979, 1980), Duje Draganja (2005) and Tom Shields (2010, 2012, 2013) as winners of the event for the Golden Bears.

All-Time Rankings:

  1. 42.80, Caeleb Dressel, Florida, 2018
  2. 43.75, Joseph Schooling, Texas, 2017
  3. 43.84, Tom Shields, California, 2016
  4. 44.18, Austin StaabStanford, 2009
  5. 44.24, Ryan Hoffer, California, 2021
  6. 44.32, Nick Albiero, Louisville, 2021
  7. 44.32, Marius Kusch, Queens, 2019
  8. 44.32, Youssef Ramadan, Virginia Tech, 2021
  9. 44.35, Jack Conger, Texas, 2017
  10. 44.37, Vini Lanza, Indiana, 2019
  11. 44.42, Camden Murphy, Georgia, 2021

 Event 9  Men 100 Yard Butterfly
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         NCAA: N 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Meet: M 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
     American: A 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
   U. S. Open: O 42.80  3/23/2018 Caeleb Dressel, Florida
         Pool: P 44.24  3/26/2021 Ryan Hoffer, California
    Name                 Year School            Prelims     Finals Points 
=========================================================================
                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Hoffer, Ryan           SR California          44.24      44.25   20  
    r:+0.65  20.52        44.25 (23.73)
  2 Albiero, Nicolas       SR Louisville          44.82      44.32   17  
    r:+0.61  20.78        44.32 (23.54)
  3 Murphy, Camden         SR Georgia             44.69      44.42   16  
    r:+0.61  20.75        44.42 (23.67)
  4 Jiang, Alvin           SR Texas               44.85      44.50   15  
    r:+0.66  20.95        44.50 (23.55)
  5 Kovac, Danny           JR Missouri            45.00      44.66   14  
    r:+0.63  20.62        44.66 (24.04)
  6 Ivanov, Antani         JR VT                  44.54      44.67   13  
    r:+0.63  20.83        44.67 (23.84)
  7 Friese, Eric           SO Florida             44.98      44.79   12  
    r:+0.66  20.63        44.79 (24.16)
  8 Urlando, Luca          FR Georgia             45.10      44.99   11  
    r:+0.70  20.99        44.99 (24.00)
 
                        === Consolation Final ===                        
 
  9 Frankel, Tomer         FR Indiana             45.20      45.23    9  
    r:+0.61  21.40        45.23 (23.83)
 10 Pomajevich, Sam        SR Texas               45.41      45.26    7  
    r:+0.62  21.12        45.26 (24.14)
 11 Ferraro, Christian     SR GT                  45.56      45.34    6  
    r:+0.63  21.10        45.34 (24.24)
 12 Hu, Ethan              FR Stanford            45.58      45.46    5  
    r:+0.66  21.58        45.46 (23.88)
 13 Burns, Brendan         SO Indiana             45.39      45.53    4  
    r:+0.66  21.33        45.53 (24.20)
 14 Miljenic, Nikola       SR USC                 45.64      45.63    3  
    r:+0.62  21.29        45.63 (24.34)
 15 Wright, River          SO Michigan            45.64      45.88    2  
    r:+0.65  21.33        45.88 (24.55)
 16 Mota, Kayky            SR Tennessee           45.50      45.92    1  
    r:+0.66  21.00        45.92 (24.92)
Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 9                  
 
  1. Texas                             280   2. California                        275
  3. Florida                           193   4. Georgia                           157
  5. Indiana                            97   6. Texas A&M                          88
  7. NC State                           87   8. Louisville                         81
  9. Michigan                           66   9. Arizona                            66
 11. Virginia                           63  12. Missouri                           56
 13. Virginia Tech                      52  14. Stanford                           51
 15. Alabama                            38  16. Ohio St                            28
 16. Purdue                             28  18. Lsu                                23
 19. Georgia Tech                       20  20. University of Miami                19
 21. Florida St                       18.5  22. Notre Dame                         15
 23. Penn St                            13  24. Pittsburgh                         12
 25. Kentucky                            9  26. Wisconsin                           8
 27. Tennessee                           7  28. UNC                                 4
 29. Southern California                 3  30. Utah                              2.5

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