Ryan Murphy Breaks Lochte’s NCAA Record Leading Off 400 Medley Relay; Cal Finishes 2nd With New American Record

Ryan Murphy ran away from the field, leading off the 400 medley relay with an impressive 100 backstroke time of 44.17. That time smashed Ryan Lochte’s Championship and NCAA record from 2006 of 44.60. Murphy is now within 1 tenth of a second of Nick Thoman’s American record of 44.07 from the 2013 US Winter National Championships.

California lead through the first 2 legs of the race with crazy splits from Murphy and Chuck Katis. Texas’ Joseph Schooling threw down a 43.9 100 butterfly to run down California’s Justin Lynch and even things up going into the final leg.

California finished second with a final time of 3:01.60, breaking the American record. Texas won the event with a new US Open record of 3:01.23. Joseph Schooling competes for Singapore internationally, which makes the Texas relay ineligible to break the American record.

Take a look at the final splits below:

  • Ryan Murphy – 44.17
  • Chuck Katis – 50.12
  • Justin Lynch – 45.57
  • Seth Stubblefield – 41.84


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Texas puts a lock on championship. Amazing performance today.


Great day for the former bolles kids.. Murphy schooling and caeleb coming up huge

Not really

Swim Swam isn’t always totally objective (no one is) but complaining about how they posted this ten minutes before the Texas article is kind of silly..

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