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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5 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.

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

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

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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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