Ryan Murphy: I’m hoping they put me on a relay (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges. 

Reported by Jared Anderson. 

For the second consecutive day, Cal Bear Ryan Murphy beat a murderer’s row of backstroking threats by a wide margin. Last night was the 100, tonight the 200, where the rising junior went 1:57.06. That’s just about a tenth off his season-best, which currently sits 9th in the world.

Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary was second, putting up a 1:59.32, and the only other guy under two minutes was Jacob Pebley, Murphy’s college teammate, at 1:59.82.

Colombian Olympian Omar Pinzon was originally fourth, but took a DQ, moving Tristan Sanders of Club Wolverine up into that spot. Sanders was 2:01.60, just ahead of Olympic gold medalist in the 100 Matt Grevers at 2:01.89.

Bluefish’s Connor Green was 2:01.99, coming off his freshman year at Cal, and Michael Taylor, a 16-year-old from Dynamo, was 2:03.56 for 7th. The final A final spot went to Michael Phelps, coming off a big 200 IM and hurting a little bit on his way to a 2:04.11, about a second slower than he was in prelims.

North Baltimore’s Chase Kalisz took the B final in 2:02.84.

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7 years ago

Plummer will be with Grevers in the 100

Reply to  Zanna
7 years ago

I agree on that too . Plummer can surprise this summer , that’s clear too . Thoman seems to be off since the Olymics /

7 years ago

Plummer will be wig Grevers in the 100

7 years ago

It’s going to be a great summer of racing and an exciting year leading up to Rio. This past weekend’s meets showed that anyone may end up making the Olympic team and touching the wall first. Swimming is an awesome sport.

7 years ago

He is going to be Stellar this summer , he is hungry for a special gold winning race in the 200 . In Pan Pacs , he was a bit off but not far at all from Clary and Irie . If he can pace his race with more smartness , he wins the 200 back .
Is he racing the 100 in Kazan ? i don’t remember who is with Grevers …
He might well be put in medley relay ( prelims + ??? Finals ) . I hope for him ….

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7 years ago


7 years ago

If he medals in the 200, he probably will get a prelim swim in the medley relay

7 years ago

or he could sign up for the first world cup and get a time since it immediately follows worlds.

7 years ago

he might have an ‘in’ on the relay thing considering his personal coach is the head men’s coach! ha! sometimes that would make it a tougher call though.

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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