Ryan Murphy Lowers Yesterday’s 100 Backstroke NAG Record On Day 2 of NCAA’s

Ryan Murphy has outdone himself again. Despite an aggressive charge from Penn State’s Shane Ryan, Murphy managed to sneak his hand on the wall for the win. Murphy’s time of 44.63 lowers the NAG record he set last night during the 400 medley relay at 44.91.

The 18 year-old is making headlines not only on the national age group record books, but the all time books as well. Murphy’s time just missed Ryan Lochte’s NCAA record of 44.60, but with three more years of eligibility remaining, don’t hold your breath. Murphy is developing into a world-class athlete and is throwing down times to prove it. His swim today in Austin will stand as the sixth fastest 100 backstroke in history and is now the 4th fastest swimmer in history.

Murphy just missed Matt Grevers’ Texas Swimming Center pool record of 44.55. Murphy will have the opportunity to defend his own pool record in tomorrow’s 200 backstroke. His record stands at 1:38.15. It will be a very competitive race, and has the potential to be the fastest 200 backstroke A-final in NCAA history. We could/should see 8+ swimmers under 1:40.

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bobo gigi
8 years ago

Wow! Almost the NCAA record I predicted for him!
Huge swim for Ryan Murphy!
And a great Shane Ryan too.
The US backstroke goes very very very well.
Good luck to all the American backstrokers. 🙂
The competition to qualify for Kazan and Rio will be insane with at least 10 guys able to swim under 54 and at least 6 able to swim under 1.56.

Now Mr Murphy, the American and NCAA records in the 200 back! 😎

8 years ago

Small typo- Lochte’s record is 44.60, not 44.63.

In a related story, Ryan Murphy is a mon-star.

Reply to  sven
8 years ago

I like that, Mon-Star. Very accurate.

Steve Nolan
Reply to  coacherik
8 years ago

(It’s from Space Jam.)

8 years ago

HOLY FREAKING CRAP! 44.6!?!? This kid is 18 and a freshman… Murphy has defied nature once again. He will be the best backstroker in history once he is done, mark my words.

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