Schooling Splits 43.3 Fly En Route To Texas NCAA Relay Record


Winning their third relay and fifth NCAA title of the weekend, the Texas Longhorns fought back to overtake California on the back half of the 400 Medley relay. California’s Ryan Murphy broke the American record in the 100 backstroke, giving them a significant lead, but it wasn’t too much for Joseph Schooling to handle.

Schooling dove in for the butterfly leg of the relay nearly two second behind California’s Justin Lynch. He made up a full second on the first 50 alone, taking his swim out in 19.83 and then brought it home in 23.51 to finish with a final time of 43.34. That split is now the fastest split in history, surpassing Tom Shields‘ legendary relay split from the 2013 NCAA Championships of 43.48. 

Take a look at the comparative butterfly splits below:

On the final leg of the race, Jack Conger cemented their victory with a strong 41.29 anchor split, although it a was a little slower than he was last year. Their final time of 3:00.68 lowers their own NCAA and US Open Records set last year at the NCAA Championships of 3:01.23. California finished second tonight with a final time of 3:01.28.

Take a look at the comparative relay splits below:

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5 years ago

Gee.. Imagine if all the bolles kids went to the same school

Reply to  Dru
5 years ago

Haha. Yea, Imagine a current Bolles 400 Medley Relay:

Obviously, I guess Dressel would be great on free too, but I didin’t know who else to put in Breast.

Reply to  CraigH
5 years ago


Reply to  CraigH
5 years ago

Murphy 43.5
Dressel 51.2
Schooling 43.4
Condorelli 41.4
Current Bolles Relay 2:59.5

Reply to  CraigH
3 years ago

Teo D’Alessandro

5 years ago

so Texas graduates Darmody and replaces him immediatley. Licon and Schooling both swim faster this year. And all four swimmers return next season…

Reply to  Durham
5 years ago

And hopefully Eddie too.

Reply to  Durham
5 years ago

any chance schooling goes pro?

5 years ago

If Schooling and Murphy can go their LCM converted times from that……..49.49 for Murphy and 49.50 for Schooling…… Just let that soak in for a second……..freaking crazy, murphy would beat the WR by 2 seconds, And schooling beating Phelps famous 49.80

Reply to  SomeGuy
5 years ago

If SCY-LCM converted times would’ve counted, I would’ve made the Olympic Team back in the Mesozoic Era when I swam.

Murphy has a legit shot at the gold, except he tanked after his relay leadoff in prelims at Worlds. Needs to have the legs to go through semis and finals. Schooling will be doing great (and I mean that in the most positive sense) to medal.

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