Ryan Murphy Crushes 100 Back American, NCAA Record With 43.51; Texas Breaks 400 Medley Relay Record With 3:00.68

Ryan Murphy
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All sorts of records fell as Texas cranked out a win in the men’s 400-yard medley relay at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Championships.

Texas’ John Shebat (45.36), Will Licon (50.69), Joseph Schooling (43.34) and Jack Conger (41.29) unleashed a 3:00.68 for the win.  That swim blasted Texas’ previous U.S. Open and NCAA record of 3:01.23 from last year.  California’s American record of 3:01.60 from last year remained on the books due to Schooling’s Singapore nationality.

That’s Texas’ 13th victory in the event’s history at NCAAs, breaking a tie with Stanford atop the rankings.

Previous Texas Winners:

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 *
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 *
2015 Texas (Kip Darmody, Will Licon, Joseph Schooling, Jack Conger) 3:01.23

Texas is having a historic meet thus far, capturing five of the first seven titles on offer.  Texas holds the record for most wins in a single meet with 11 from 2001, and should have a shot at breaking that record.

California’s Ryan Murphy broke the American and NCAA record in the 100-yard back with a scorching 43.51. That’s the first sub-44 second swim ever, beating Nick Thoman’s American record of 44.07 from 2013 as part of SwimMAC, as well as Murphy’s NCAA record of 44.17 from NCAAs last year.

Murphy (43.51), Josh Prenot (50.71), Justin Lynch (45.03) and Long Gutierrez (42.03) placed second in 3:01.28 tonight, while Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich (45.24), Carlos Claverie (51.62), Pedro Coutinho (45.85) and Trevor Carroll (42.02) placed third in 3:04.73.

Missouri (3:04.99), Florida (3:05.19), Tennessee (3:05.23), Indiana (3:05.57) and NC STate (3:08.12) rounded out the top eight.

Alabama would have placed third with a 3:04.32 from the consolation heat.

                              === A - Final ===                                 
 
  1 Texas                               3:04.31    3:00.68N  40  
     1) Shebat, John FR               2) r:0.17 Licon, Will JR        
     3) r:0.26 Schooling, Joseph SO   4) r:0.10 Conger, Jack JR       
    r:+0.67  22.07        45.36 (45.36)
        1:09.09 (23.73)     1:36.05 (50.69)
        1:55.88 (19.83)     2:19.39 (43.34)
        2:38.89 (19.50)     3:00.68 (41.29)
  2 California                          3:05.32    3:01.28P  34  
     1) Murphy, Ryan JR               2) r:0.30 Prenot, Josh SR       
     3) r:0.21 Lynch, Justin SO       4) r:0.21 Gutierrez, Long JR    
    r:+0.54  20.90        43.51 (43.51)
        1:07.01 (23.50)     1:34.22 (50.71)
        1:54.92 (20.70)     2:19.25 (45.03)
        2:39.05 (19.80)     3:01.28 (42.03)
  3 Louisville                          3:04.92    3:04.73   32  
     1) Tarasevich, Grigory JR        2) r:0.08 Claverie, Carlos SO   
     3) r:0.11 Coutinho, Pedro SR     4) r:0.20 Carroll, Trevor JR    
    r:+0.63  21.87        45.24 (45.24)
        1:09.07 (23.83)     1:36.86 (51.62)
        1:57.71 (20.85)     2:22.71 (45.85)
        2:42.48 (19.77)     3:04.73 (42.02)
  4 Missouri                            3:04.66    3:04.99   30  
     1) Griffin, Carter JR            2) r:0.26 Schwingenschlogbian JR
     3) r:0.33 Sansoucie, Andrew JR   4) r:0.40 Chadwick, Michael JR  
    r:+0.68  22.92        47.08 (47.08)
        1:10.75 (23.67)     1:38.20 (51.12)
        1:59.25 (21.05)     2:23.45 (45.25)
        2:43.17 (19.72)     3:04.99 (41.54)
  5 Florida                             3:05.99    3:05.19   28  
     1) Blyzinskyj, Jack JR           2) r:0.21 Dressel, Caeleb SO    
     3) r:0.27 Switkowski, Jan SO     4) r:0.10 Main, Corey SR        
    r:+0.69  21.86        45.76 (45.76)
        1:09.77 (24.01)     1:37.56 (51.80)
        1:58.48 (20.92)     2:23.09 (45.53)
        2:43.32 (20.23)     3:05.19 (42.10)
  6 Tennessee                           3:05.94    3:05.23   26  
     1) Lehane, Sean SR               2) r:0.17 Stevens, Peter SO     
     3) r:0.26 Coetzee, Ryan SO       4) r:0.30 Decoursey, Kyle FR    
    r:+0.76  22.02        45.77 (45.77)
        1:08.87 (23.10)     1:36.71 (50.94)
        1:57.45 (20.74)     2:22.73 (46.02)
        2:42.94 (20.21)     3:05.23 (42.50)
  7 Indiana                             3:05.90    3:05.57   24  
     1) Glover, Bob JR                2) r:0.26 Kurz, Tanner SR       
     3) r:0.26 Lanza, Vinicius FR     4) r:0.36 Pieroni, Blake SO     
    r:+0.51  22.37        46.60 (46.60)
        1:10.16 (23.56)     1:38.24 (51.64)
        1:59.41 (21.17)     2:23.84 (45.60)
        2:43.70 (19.86)     3:05.57 (41.73)
  8 NC State                            3:05.88    3:08.12   22  
     1) Stuart, Hennessey SO          2) r:0.29 Hren, Derek JR        
     3) r:0.38 Burkett, Jon FR        4) r:0.34 Bonk, Joe JR          
    r:+0.48  22.15        46.03 (46.03)
        1:10.56 (24.53)     1:38.28 (52.25)
        1:59.79 (21.51)     2:25.38 (47.10)
        2:45.53 (20.15)     3:08.12 (42.74)
 
                                === B - Final ===                                 
 
  9 Alabama                             3:06.02    3:04.32   18  
     1) Oslin, Connor JR              2) r:0.12 McKee, Anton JR       
     3) r:0.15 Kaliszak, Lucas SO     4) r:0.21 Gkolomeev, Kristian JR
    r:+0.61  21.77        45.32 (45.32)
        1:09.23 (23.91)     1:36.97 (51.65)
        1:57.43 (20.46)     2:22.30 (45.33)
        2:42.00 (19.70)     3:04.32 (42.02)
 10 Auburn                              3:06.86    3:05.45   14  
     1) Patching, Joe JR              2) r:0.13 Duderstadt, Michael JR
     3) r:0.28 Mendes, Arthur SR      4) r:0.02 Holoda, Peter SO      
    r:+0.62  22.05        46.08 (46.08)
        1:09.87 (23.79)     1:37.95 (51.87)
        1:58.77 (20.82)     2:23.72 (45.77)
        2:43.19 (19.47)     3:05.45 (41.73)
 11 Ohio St                             3:07.91    3:06.42   12  
     1) McHugh, Matt JR               2) r:0.33 Tynes, Dustin SO      
     3) r:0.23 Lim, Ching SO          4) r:0.21 Appleby, Andrew JR    
    r:+0.87  21.84        45.63 (45.63)
        1:09.72 (24.09)     1:37.57 (51.94)
        1:58.73 (21.16)     2:24.22 (46.65)
        2:44.04 (19.82)     3:06.42 (42.20)
 12 Georgia                             3:06.23    3:06.65   10  
     1) Dale, Taylor JR               2) r:0.19 Bentz, Gunnar SO      
     3) r:0.32 Clark, Pace JR         4) r:0.25 Koski, Matias SR      
    r:+0.64  21.75        45.62 (45.62)
        1:10.52 (24.90)     1:38.74 (53.12)
        1:59.52 (20.78)     2:24.47 (45.73)
        2:44.42 (19.95)     3:06.65 (42.18)
 13 Stanford                            3:07.62    3:06.81    8  
     1) Dudzinski, Ryan FR            2) r:0.22 Anderson, Matt FR     
     3) r:0.14 Liang, Andrew SO       4) r:0.14 Perry, Sam SO         
    r:+0.55  22.29        46.46 (46.46)
        1:10.64 (24.18)     1:39.04 (52.58)
        2:00.32 (21.28)     2:25.04 (46.00)
        2:44.78 (19.74)     3:06.81 (41.77)
 14 Michigan                            3:07.34    3:07.68    6  
     1) Whitaker, Aaron SO            2) r:0.29 Klein, Christopher JR 
     3) r:0.36 White, Evan SO         4) r:0.35 Powers, Paul SO       
    r:+0.79  22.17        45.90 (45.90)
        1:09.83 (23.93)     1:38.26 (52.36)
        1:59.67 (21.41)     2:24.42 (46.16)
        2:44.94 (20.52)     3:07.68 (43.26)
 15 Arizona                             3:07.72    3:07.91    4  
     1) Dobbs, Chatham FR             2) r:0.25 Bish, Blair FR        
     3) r:0.36 Richmond, Renny JR     4) r:0.16 Maudslien, Thane JR   
    r:+0.58  21.71        45.67 (45.67)
        1:09.94 (24.27)     1:38.20 (52.53)
        1:59.53 (21.33)     2:24.96 (46.76)
        2:45.37 (20.41)     3:07.91 (42.95)
 16 UNC                                 3:07.96    3:07.96    2  
     1) Graesser, Nic SR              2) r:0.23 Wohlrab, Kurt SR      
     3) r:0.14 Lewis, Sam SR          4) r:0.04 Heck, Logan SR        
    r:+0.62  22.38        46.14 (46.14)
        1:10.56 (24.42)     1:39.17 (53.03)
        2:00.05 (20.88)     2:24.49 (45.32)
        2:44.82 (20.33)     3:07.96 (43.47)
                     Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 7                       
 
  1. Texas                             209   2. Florida                           163
  3. California                        141   4. NC State                          137
  5. Michigan                           90   6. Missouri                           81
  7. Tennessee                          79   8. Auburn                           72.5
  9. Georgia                            68   9. Alabama                            68
 11. Indiana                            62  12. Louisville                         60
 13. Stanford                         57.5  14. Southern Cali                      53
 15. Ohio St                            38  16. Arizona                            28
 17. South Carolina                     23  17. Wisconsin                          23
 19. University of Miami                14  20. Brigham Young                      12
 21. Pittsburgh                         11  21. Virginia Tech                      11
 23. Unlv                                9  23. Univ of Utah                        9
 25. Princeton                           8  26. Penn                                6
 27. Georgia Tech                        5  28. Minnesota                           4
 29. UNC                                 2  29. Penn State University               2
 29. Harvard                             2  32. Texas A&M                           1

2 comments

  1. Niles Keeran

    Take that backstroke leadoff to Omaha and Rio, Ryan!!