2016 MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 23 – Saturday, March 26
- McAuley Aquatic Center – Atlanta, GA
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Texas (results)
- Championship Central
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday prelins & finals, Friday/Saturday prelims /Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Live results
The men’s 200 medley relay went to the Alabama Crimson Tide, but the race also featured monster swims from Cal and Texas. Cal’s Ryan Murphy posted the fastest 50 back in history on the lead off, blazing his way to a 20.20. Texas’ Joseph Schooling swam the fastest 50 fly split ever, rocking a 19.36 on that relay.
Even with those splits, the Golden Bears and the Longhorns couldn’t outdo Alabama, who had an incredible anchor leg of 18.00 from Kristian Gkolomeev. Also at an 18.00 on the free leg was Florida’s Caeleb Dressel.
MySwimPro posted a video of the race on their Facebook page.
Murphy’s split topped Junya Koga’s previous fastest 50 back of 20.35. Schooling had previously been tied for the fastest 50 fly split with Chris Brady and Matt Targett at 19.66.