2017 M. NCAAs: Cal Downs 400 Medley Relay American Record in 3:01.51

2017 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Californa Golden Bears were all business in the 400 medley relay tonight. Though they finished 2nd to Texas, the Bears took down the American Record in a blistering 3:01.51. That took down the former American Record mark of 3:01.60 set by Cal at the 2015 NCAA Meet.

Backstroke stud Ryan Murphy led them off in 44.32, while Connor Hoppe took on the breaststroke leg in a personal best split of 50.97. Transfer Matt Josa picked up the fly leg, blazing to a 44.59, and freshman sprint standout Michael Jensen brought it home in 41.63 on the free leg.

Cal 400 Medley Relay Splits:

In addition to their American Record, Murphy also notched the 6th fastest 100 back of all time. Murphy currently makes up half of that list.

All-Time Top 10 Performances:

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 43.49
2 Ryan Murphy 43.51
3 Nick Thoman 44.07
4 Ryan Murphy 44.17
5 Ryan Murphy 44.21
6 Ryan Murphy 44.32
7 Matt Grevers 44.49
8 Matt Grevers 44.55
9 Nick Thoman 44.56
10 John Shebat 44.58

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