Ryan Murphy, Back at it Again with the American Record


California’s Ryan Murphy struck once again in the men’s 100 backstroke at the 2016 Men’s NCAA Championships. Murphy claimed his 3rd straight title in the event, lowering his own American, NCAA, and U.S. Open Record to a 43.49. Murphy was almost 2 seconds ahead of the next fastest finisher, Alabama’s Connor Oslin, who posted a 45.32.

Out slightly slower than he was when he first set the record last night, Murphy flipped at a 20.96 to the feet. He came home a little harder tonight, closing in 22.53. His overall time tonight was nearly a second faster than he was last season, when he swam a 44.17.

Swimmer 1st 50 2nd 50 Time
Ryan Murphy 2016 Finals 20.96 22.53 43.49
Murphy 2016 Relay Split 20.90 22.61 43.51
Murphy 2015 21.36 22.81 44.17

Murphy has now further solidified his status as the fastest 100 yard backstroker of all time, leading a list that includes elite backstrokes Nick Thoman, Ryan Lochte, and Matt Grevers. Murphy now owns 5 of the 10 fastest 100 backstroke performances of all time.

Murphy still has the 50 back to swim on Cal’s 200 medley relay tonight.

All Time Top Performances, Men’s 100 Back:

  1. Ryan Murphy, 2016- 43.49
  2. Ryan Murphy, 2016- 43.51
  3. Nick Thoman, 2013- 44.07
  4. Ryan Murphy, 2015- 44.17
  5. Ryan Murphy, 2015- 44.21
  6. Matt Grevers, 2013- 44.49
  7. Matt Grevers, 2012-44.55
  8. Nick Thoman, 2013- 44.56
  9. (T-9) Ryan Murphy, 2016- 44.60
  10. (T-9) Ryan Lochte, 2006- 44.60

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22.53 on the second 50.

Great picture!

But Wait

So here’s the thing: Amazing swim for Ryan again but is Clark Smith even on the team anymore? Like will he keep his scholarship? No offense but my son and daughter came up with the nickname Clark “choke” Smith and it is now a regular nickname in the household.

Frat Swimmer

This comment is both offensive and unnecessary. I highly doubt anyone here cares about the nicknames that you and your children make up for other people.


With any luck, Clark “Choke” Smith will show up at your door some day and lay some 6 foot 9 inch whoop-ass on you in front of your kids.


Hope you like getting banned.


U have no idea how to educate your kids properly . lets say what about when u choked in your own life and lets call u names , what about that dude ? would u like it ? would it be supportive ? i guess not . Lets call u ” But wait , u choked there !!! ” that wouldn’t be kind , would it ?


It’s okay, guys, this user said “no offense.” That means he or she isn’t being offensive.

So funny

What are you talking about? How immature is that comment? Being a NCAA champion and All-American in 1/3 events is hardly considered choking. And I doubt your son or daughter will ever be close to that.

But Wait

Immature? You are rude for denying my children’s potentials. Have you ever seen them swim before? No.


What he’s saying is, don’t jump to conclusions about amazing swimmers and give them nicknames and encourage your children to do that, and until your kids are atop a ncaa podium don’t make fun of those who have!


Probably hasnt seen them swim because they are not ncsa champs like Clark smith. Zing

No way you can justify

Don’t need to see your kids swim. Your comments and leading your kids down the path of putting others down is enough for all to know you have failed as a parent.


No Need , funny how persistent in your nonsense u seem to keep your mind — u got loads to grow with , right now .

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