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


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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