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Ryan Murphy, now in his junior year with the Berkeley Bears, turned in another great weekend of swimming in Athens. Murphy posted the nation’s top times in the 100 backstroke (44.75) and 200 backstroke (1:38.35) with Jacob Pebley right behind swimming the second fastest 200 backstroke (1:38.86) in the country this year. The Bears’s relay teams were in championship form posting two nation-leading relay performances, Murphy alongside Josh Prenot, Justin Lynch, and Long Gutierrez would combine to end night one winning the 400 Medley relay (3:04.88) just off our their prelim swim in Iowa last March. Gutierrez and Murphy would be joined by Andrew Seliskar and Trent Williams on night two to win the 800 Freestyle relay (6:16.41) actually out doing their performance from last year’s ncaas.
Murphy discussed his focus going into his 100 and 200 backstrokes and what he took away from his first summer world championships in Kazan. The former Bolles star has also informed us we will not need to wait long for his return to long course stating he will be competing at the Arena Pro Series in Austin next month.