Connor Oslin Surpasses Lochte as 5th Fastest 100 Backstroker Ever


Alabama’s Connor Oslin popped off the 11th fastest performance ever in the 100 back this morning at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships. Oslin turned in a 44.59, just a hundredth behind John Shebat‘s relay leadoff from last night as the all-time number 11 performance.

With that, Oslin, the SEC Champion, now surpasses Olympic champion and former Florida Gator Ryan Lochte as the 5th fastest 100 backstroker in history. He was previously the 6th fastest performer with his 44.73 from the 2017 SEC Championships. In tonight’s final, Oslin will go head-to-head with Shebat and Ryan Murphy, who will be swimming on either side of him.

All Time Top 10 Performers:

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 43.49
2 Nick Thoman 44.07
3 Matt Grevers 44.49
4 John Shebat 44.58
5 Connor Oslin 44.59
6 Ryan Lochte 44.60
7 Shane Ryan 44.65
8 Ben Hesen 44.72
9 Eugene Godsoe 44.75
10 David Nolan 44.78

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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Ralf Tribuntzov was 44.76 leading off the 400 Medley relay for USC last night, that would put him at 10th


Looks to me that it’s only American lists up there.

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