Cal’s Ryan Murphy got his first Pac-12 title by coming from behind to top Stanford’s Dave Nolan in a thrilling 100 back race. That was a microcosm of the team race, where Cal passed up Stanford for the Pac-12 lead on night 3.
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.
Cal’s Tony Cox has two A-final swims on Friday night, part of 14 overall for the Cal Golden Bears.
Kevin Cordes led the Arizona men to their first ever 200 medley relay win at the Pac 12 Championships.
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Dave Durden’s Cal Bears won in convincing fashion over rival Stanford 169-74 Saturday morning at the Avery Aquatics Center
Cal was nothing short of dominant at home, winning 206-92 on the men’s side and 190-109 for the women. Missy Franklin and Ryan Murphy each won four races, putting up huge relay splits along the way.
Chuck Katis swam his first meet as a Golden Bear on Friday, and walked away with a win in the 200 breaststroke.
A powerhouse 100 backstroke field did not disappoint, putting together a race that was up in the air until the very finish.
Destin Lasco has broken his 2nd National Age Group Record at the MA Elite Meet.
Although Tyler Clary (far left) is a scratch today, (L-R) Matt Grevers, Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley will all collide in the men’s 100 back on the final day of action in Austin, Texas.
Ryan Murphy, Cal freshman and backstroker extraordinaire, talks about his experiment with a new race plan in his 200 backstroke win at the Austin Grand Prix.
Many thanks to Rafael Domeyko, rafaeldomeyko.com, for these beautiful swimming photos. Featured image: Charlie Houchin
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