Matthew Josa: “I feel like I’ve grown up a lot at Cal” (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.


  • American Record: 49.82, Michael Phelps, 2009
  • U.S. Open Record: 50.22, Michael Phelps, 2009
  • U.S. Open Meet: 51.65, Tom Shields, 2013

Cal’s Matt Josa and Texas’ Tripp Cooper were the leading men at the 50 mark with a pair of 24-lows. Florida’s Maxime Rooney made a late charge to try and run them down, but ran out of room as Josa won it in 52.15 and Cooper took 2nd in 52.37.

Rooney was able  to go by Texas’ John Shebat to take 3rd, finishing in 52.45 to Shebat’s 52.56. Stanford’s Andrew Liang had the fastest back half of the field with a 27.67 closing split. He rounded out the top 5 in 52.72.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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