In 2012, Ryan Murphy set the 17-18 National Age Group record in the 200 backstroke at 1:38.15. That time still stands from the Jr. National Championships in 2012. After earning the top seed in the 200 backstroke this morning, he came back tonight and broke his NAG record.
During tonights finals, Cal Berkeley’s Murphy won the event with a 1:37.35!! He led the whole away, despite a close race through 175 with Indiana’s Eric Ress. Not only did he break the NAG and pool record, it will also stand as the new NCAA record as well. The points earned from this event win will be huge points for the team race between the Cal Bears and the Texas Longhorns.