Ryan Murphy Beats World Leader Mitch Larkin En Route to 100 Back Meet Record in Santa Clara

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Ryan Murphy clocked a 52.76, new meet record at tonight’s finals of the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara. That time is the third fastest this year, though he already holds the second best with a 52.57. Mitch Larkin is the world leader in 52.48. Tonight he turned in a 53.32 for second place.

Jacob Pebley finished third in 53.57.

Thiago Pereira was fourth in 55.29. Fifth and sixth went to Markus Thormeyer (56.33) and Patrick Conaton (56.67).

Thomas Anderson (56.98), Jon Knox (57.26), and Benjamin Ho (57.86) were sixth through ninth.

vent 14  Men 100 LC Meter Backstroke
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    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Murphy, Ryan           20 California Aquat    54.86      52.76  
                 25.77        52.76 (26.99)
  2 Larkin, Mitchell       22 St Peters Wester    54.12      53.32  
                 25.99        53.32 (27.33)
  3 Pebley, Jacob          22 California Aquat    54.03      53.57  
                 26.00        53.57 (27.57)
  4 Pereira, Thiago        30 Brazilian Swimmi    55.86      55.29  
                 27.25        55.29 (28.04)
  5 Thormeyer, Markus      18 Ubc Dolphins-US-    56.55      56.33  
                 27.72        56.33 (28.61)
  6 Conaton, Patrick       20 Unattached-PC-      56.97      56.67  
                 27.70        56.67 (28.97)
  7 Anderson, Thomas       18 King Aquatic Clu    57.33      56.98  
                 27.86        56.98 (29.12)
  8 Knox, Jon              20 Una Troj-CA-        57.41      57.26  
                 27.82        57.26 (29.44)
  9 Ho, Benjamin           18 Palo Alto Stanfo    57.47      57.86  
                 27.86        57.86 (30.00)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
 10 Fleming, Shayne        24 De Anza Cupertin    58.03      57.17  
                 28.69        57.17 (28.48)
 11 Hill, Robert           20 Chena Swim Club-    57.88      57.23  
                 28.08        57.23 (29.15)
 12 James, Brandon         19 Walnut Creek Aqu    57.87      57.39  
                 28.04        57.39 (29.35)
 13 Natalizio, Jeff        34 Gators Swim Club    57.87      57.77  
                 27.92        57.77 (29.85)
 14 Jakl, David            22 Trojan Swim Club    57.68      57.93  
                 27.70        57.93 (30.23)
 15 Ryckman, Jesse         22 California Aquat    57.88      58.10  
                 28.21        58.10 (29.89)
 16 Molinari, Joe          18 Palo Alto Stanfo    58.05      58.17  
                 28.18        58.17 (29.99)
 17 White, Forrest         18 Crow Canyon Coun    58.07      58.40  
                 28.53        58.40 (29.87)
 18 Walsh, Jack            19 Unattached-MI-      58.51      58.86  
                 28.57        58.86 (30.29)