Texas’s John Murray, Cal’s Ryan Murphy and Florida’s Marcin Cieslak (pictured above) all hold top-2 seeds as their teams battle for the overall NCAA title on the meet’s final day.
A video interview with freshman Ryan Murphy after winning the 100 backstroke at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.
Ryan Murphy of Cal, the 100 backstroke winner, is congratulated by teammate Tony Cox who placed seventh at the 2014 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships.
Kevin Cordes, on breaking the American Record: “I tried to take it out faster and it really worked with the speed in my turns.”
Georgia’s Chase Kalisz smashed one of the most impressive American records on the books with a 3:34.50 in the 400 IM that won him his second NCAA title in the event.
Ryan Murphy lowers his 17-18 NAG record in the 100 backstroke with a 44.63 on day 2 of the NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.
Tony Cox had a huge fly leg for the Cal Bears’ winning/American-Record-setting 200 medley relay.
Cal gained 46 points from seeds this morning, a big gain – but it still falls short of Texas, which picked up 76 and is projected to score the exact same amount of points as Cal tonight (not including diving and the 800 free relay).
USC’s Cristian Quintero is one of a bunch of men in hot pursuit of the 200 free title – Quintero cruised to a prelims heat win after taking the 500 free last night.
After breaking a NAG record as the lead off leg of the 400 Medley relay, Cal’s Ryan Murphy discusses day 1 of his first NCAA’s.
Coach Durden’s Cal Golden Bears dominate the relays…with a little help from a very loud bench.
Quotes from Tyler Messerschmidt, Christian Quintero, Marcin Cieslak, Brandy Tandy, Kristian Gkolomeev, Ryan Murphy, Seth Stubblefield, Matt Scoggin, Michael Hixon & Eddie Reese
Seth Stubblefield came up with two huge relay anchor legs for Cal, which swept the relays and gained a ton of points on night one. The Golden Bears sit a close second to Texas with Florida still in the hunt
Ryan Murphy leads off the 400 medley relay with a NAG record time of 44.91 on day 1 of the NCAA Championships in Austin, TX.
Ryan Murphy rose from the 49th seed to the A final of the 200 IM, just one of many places the Cal Bears picked up points compared to seeds. Cal gained 66 points and Texas 78 at day 1 prelims.