2017 MEN’S PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 1-Saturday March 4
- Federal Way, WA (Pacific Time Zone)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
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- Saturday Finals Heat Sheet
Cal backstroke star Ryan Murphy put up the 9th fastest performance of all time to break his own Championship Record on night 4 of the 2017 Men’s Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way, Washington. Murphy clocked in at 1:38.04, taking down his former mark of 1:38.34 from the 2015 conference meet.
When comparing the splits, we can see that Murphy approached the race differently this time around. He attacked the front half more, splitting a 47.62 on the 1st 100 to take it out a full second faster.
Splits Comparison By 50:
|Swimmer||1st 50 Split||2nd 50 Split||3rd 50 Split||4th 50 Split||Final Time|
|Ryan Murphy 2017||22.96||24.66||25.10||25.35||1:38.04|
|Ryan Murphy 2015||23.55||25.15||24.73||24.91||1:38.34|
Splits Comparison By 100:
|Swimmer||1st 100 Split||2nd 100 Split||Final Time|
|Ryan Murphy 2017||47.62||50.45||1:38.04|
|Ryan Murphy 2015||48.70||49.64||1:38.34|
Murphy’s swim lands 9th on the all time top performances list, just ahead of his 1:38.15 from 2012. He’s now the owner of 6 of the 10 fastest performances ever. The fastest of all time is his 1:35.73 from last season’s 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta.
All Time Top Performances: Men’s 200 Back