Patrick Mulcare Pops Off 1:38.5 to Become #9 All-Time 200 Backstroker


USC’s Patrick Mulcare ripped through prelims of the 200 back at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Championships. Mulcare dropped almost a full second from his time, clocking in at 1:38.56 to tie NC State’s Hennessey Stuart as the 9th fastest performer ever in the event. Stuart put up that time in finals at last season’s NCAA meet.

Heading in to tonight’s finals, Mulcare is the #2 seed behind only Cal’s American Record holder Ryan Murphy (1:38.22). He’ll also be up against Texas’ John Shebat (1:38.67) and Louisville’s Grigory Tarasevich (1:38.74), who joined Mulcare in breaking 1:39 this morning.

All-Time Top 10 Performers:

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 Ryan Lochte 1:36.81
3 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
4 Arkady Vyatchanin 1:37.87
5 Eugene Godsoe 1:38.21
6 Drew Teduits 1:38.27
7 Aaron Piersol 1:38.45
8 Jacob Pebley 1:38.50
9 Hennessey Stuart 1:38.56
9 Patrick Mulcare 1:38.56

All-Time Top 10 Performances:

Place Swimmer Time
1 Ryan Murphy 1:35.73
2 Ryan Murphy 1:36.77
3 Ryan Lochte 1:36.81
4 Ryan Murphy 1:37.35
5 Tyler Clary 1:37.58
6 Ryan Lochte 1:37.68
7 Ryan Murphy 1:37.80
8 Arkady Vyatchanin 1:37.87
9 Ryan Murphy 1:38.07
10 Ryan Murphy 1:38.15

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