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.
It’s been a good morning to be a Gator, as Florida holds top seeds in three of the five day 1 swimming events, including an ultra-fast 200 IM with Marcin Cieslak (above) sitting on top.
Cal freshman Ryan Murphy is one of the favorites in a crowded field of superstars contending for the 200 back title at this year’s NCAAs.
Auburn looks to defend its top seed and its reputation as a sprinter’s destination school in the 200 free relay, which kicks off men’s NCAAs tomorrow.
In absence of a clear favorite, we’re sticking with our guns and going Tyler Messerschmidt and the Cal Golden Bears for the win, but we’re much more confident in our lack of confidence than we were during the women’s meet.
Michael Thomas, in the middle on the highest podium step, broke a NAG record in his 46.65 100 backstroke win at the Pennsylvania High School state meet.
Cal’s Ryan Murphy (right) has swapped his 100 fly from Pac 12’s for the more expected 200 IM at NCAA’s.
Arizona’s American Record holder, Kevin Cordes, is the top seed in the men’s 200 breaststroke for tonight’s session of the PAC-12 Championships.
California freshman Ryan Murphy earned another win with a 1:39.21 to win the event.
Cal sophomore Jacob Pebley comes into prelims of the men’s 200 back as the top seed at the 2014 Men’s Pac-12 Championships, but David Nolan and Ryan Murphy won’t let him have that title without a fight.