Ryan Perham Didn’t Know His Place or Time After His 50 Free

Arizona’s Ryan Perham unpacks his 19.39 50 free at the 2022 MINN Invite.

Bjorn Seeliger (Cal) – 18.87
Ryan Perham (Arizona) – 19.39
Daniel Krueger (Texas) – 19:47

Cal’s Bjorn Seeliger, who’s tied as the 2nd-fastest man in history in this event, took the win tonight with a 18.87, the only man under last year’s NCAA invite time. His teammate Jack Alexy took 4th in 19.49.

The Arizona Wildcats had a bit of a surprisingly strong showing in this event. Senior Ryan Perham took 2nd in 19.39, which appears to his second new lifetime best today. The Wildcats had a pair of freshmen, Tommy Palmer (19.55) and Billy Oates (19.63) finish 6th and 7th, while Marin Ercegovic also made the A-final, but was DQ’d.

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1 month ago

Great to see! Got some sprinting genes from mom!

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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