Murphy went 45.59, perhaps even more impressive considering he swam the 100 fly just a few events earlier. Nolan took second with a 45.66.
Arizona won this relay, though it turned into a tighter battle than some might have predicted as Cal put up a season-best time in pushing the Wildcats.
Arizona Medley Relay Splits: Mitchell Friedemann (21.78), Kevin Cordes (23.11), Giles Smith (20.09), and Brad Tandy (18.52.)
Kevin Cordes led the Arizona men to their first ever 200 medley relay win at the Pac 12 Championships.
Update: Arizona has confirmed that Tandy will have two years of eligibility: this season and next. The biggest news, perhaps,…
Arizona State hosted desert rival Arizona in a dual Saturday, the last meet for both Pac-12 foes before the conference championships. The visiting Wildcats picked up two resounding wins – the women triumphed 171.5-105.5, while the men, swimming for a second straight week without star butterflyer Giles Smith, won 158.5-116.5.
Arizona’s Bonnie Brandon already has two individual event wins after the first day of competition against Texas.
Video interview is courtesy of Kelsey Floyd. Video edit is courtesy of Coleman Hodges.
Margo Geer is one of the few standouts left on the Arizona women’s swimming and diving team; The men still have plenty of firepower left after a phenomenal 2013-14 season.
2013 NCAA’s was Kevin Cordes’ coming out party. What will he do for an encore? (Photo credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)
Michigan’s Connor Jaeger already has a 500 free title under his belt. A win in the mile would almost seal-up a team championship for the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The Michigan Wolverines’ 200 medley surprised with an NCAA Record on day 2 of this meet. They’ll hope to start off hot again on day 3 to lock up the NCAA Championship. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
The Michigan men started the session off with a bang in the 200 medley relay: a victory they’d badly need to maintain their 30+ point advantage over Cal on day 2. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Kristian Ipsen is two-for-two in diving events so far. Is success on platform enough to pull Stanford back into the top 5? That and more questions answered by Price V. Fishback. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Tom Shields did his part for Cal by making the A-Final in both the 100 fly and the 100 back without using up too much energy. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)