Ryan Murphy Breaks Ryan Lochte’s 200 Back American Record To Repeat As NCAA Champion

California’s Ryan Murphy is now two for two with 200 Backstroke NCAA titles. In the process, he also broke the NCAA record to win the event for a second year row.

On Thursday, Murphy lead of the 400 medley relay with a 44.17, breaking Ryan Lochte’s NCAA record. After breaking Lochte’s 100 back record, Murphy won the 200 backstroke with a final time of 1:36.77, breaking Lochte’s 200 backstroke American and US Open record from 2007 of 1:36.81.

Take a look at his splits below:

  • 22.91
  • 24.41 (47.32)
  • 24.50
  • 24.95 (1:36.77)


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bobo gigi
7 years ago

Congrats to Mr Murphy on an amazing meet with 2 NCAA records and 1 American record individually! Plus all the great relay contributions.
Ready to dominate the world now.

Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

I am sure Murphy will do well this summer, but I doubt he will dominate the world in Kazan, unless your definition of the word “dominate” is different than mine.

7 years ago

Ryan Murphy is finally at that point where I think he is ready to be the world’s best backstroker.
His time is really coming soon for some special swims.

7 years ago

Most impressive swim of this meet, in my opinion.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Pvk
7 years ago

I’ve voted for Nolan’s 200 IM but I hesitated for a long time with both Murphy’s backstroke performances.

bobo gigi
Reply to  Pvk
7 years ago

And off topic question but are you the real Peter Vanderkaay? 🙂

7 years ago

Congrats to Ryan and Cal! Sounded like he’s been on a mission for one of these for awhile now and such a great record to attain. Those Lochte SCY records are so difficult to get to but it’s great to see it go. Sitting good for Worlds this summer, possibly a podium appearance? 🙂

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