Ryan Murphy Annihilates 100 Back Field and Swims 53.17

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

After finishing second one night earlier in the 50 back, Cal’s Ryan Murphy didn’t let anyone come close to him in the 100 back. The Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder went out in 25.54, only four tenths off his own WR pace, and he ended up finishing in a strong time of 53.17.

A pair of Murphy’s Cal teammates, Daniel Carr and Bryce Mefford, took second and third, respectively. Carr, who actually made up ground on Murphy on the second 50, touched in 54.31, and Mefford finished in 54.86.

Race Pace Club’s Michael Andrew, the 50 free winner earlier in the night and the 50 back winner Thursday, took fourth in 55.16.

Mason Manta Rays’ Noah Young finished fifth in 56.16, followed by Harrison Lierz (56.47), Chena’s Tim Zeng (57.14) and Cal’s Zheng Quah (57.62).

Event 18  Men 100 LC Meter Backstroke
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        World: W 51.85  8/13/2016 Ryan Murphy, USA
     American: A 51.85  8/13/2016 Ryan Murphy, USA
    U.S. Open: O 51.94  7/8/2009  Aaron Peirsol, Longhorn
     Jr World: J 52.53  8/6/2018  Kliment Kolesnikov, RUS
     Pro Swim: P 52.40  2016      David Plummer
    Trial Cut: T 56.59
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals  FINA       
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                        === A - Final ===                         
 
  1 Ryan Murphy      23 California Aquat    55.75      53.17T  927  
    r:+0.52  25.54        53.17 (27.63)
  2 Daniel Carr      20 Unattached          54.87      54.31T  870  
    r:+0.52  26.75        54.31 (27.56)
  3 Bryce Mefford    20 Unattached          56.39      54.86T  844  
    r:+0.55  26.81        54.86 (28.05)
  4 Michael Andrew   19 Race Pace Club      56.10      55.16T  830  
    r:+0.64  27.10        55.16 (28.06)
  5 Noah Young       18 Mason Manta Rays    56.42      56.16T  786  
    r:+0.66  27.66        56.16 (28.50)
  6 Harrison Lierz   16 Unattached          57.30      56.47T  774  
    r:+0.70  27.36        56.47 (29.11)
  7 Tim Zeng         21 Chena Swim Club     57.10      57.14   747  
    r:+0.68  27.65        57.14 (29.49)
  8 Zheng Quah       22 Unattached          56.69      57.62   728  
    r:+0.61  27.69        57.62 (29.93)

5 comments

  1. Monica McDonald

    Maria Julie Erb-there’s a target: 53:17 😂

  2. Irene Theders

    🙂nice job Cal swimmers!

  3. Myra Creighton

    David Whelchel – go for it

    • David Whelchel

      Myra Creighton – I’d need a boat with a big motor 😜

  4. 許世昌

    Look out michelle Andrew. He will take off this season. He is so versatile & talented!