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Men's NCAA Champs: 400 Medley Relay

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Men's NCAA Champs: 400 Medley Relay

Mar 24, 2017

400 MEDLEY RELAY

NCAA Record: 3:00.68 (Texas, 2016) 2:59.22 (Texas, 2017)
Meet Record: 3:00.68 (Texas, 2016) 2:59.22 (Texas, 2017)
American Record: 3:01.60 (California, 2015) 3:01.51 (Cal, 2017)
US Open Record: 3:00.68 (Texas, 2016) 2:59.22 (Texas, 2017)


​TEXAS UNLEASHED on this 400 medley relay dropping an absolutely unfathomable time of 2:59.22. The first team to ever break the 3 minute barrier. They shattered their NCAA, Meet, and US Open Record of 3:00.68 from 2016. The Longhorns did not have a weak leg whatsoever -- ​John Shebat​ led off in 44.58 and was followed by ​Will Licon ​(49.75), ​Joseph Schooling​ (43.60), and ​Jack Conger​ (41.29). They certainly flexed their muscles in this race. To put it in perspective, California placed second in a new American Record time of 3:01.51 and finished over two seconds behind Texas. Unreal. The American Record holder in the 100 yard backstroke for Cal, ​Ryan Murphy​, got the Bears out to the lead out of lane eight posting a 44.32, but in the end Texas' dominance was too much and the Golden Bears took second. Touching for the bronze was Missouri in 3:01.91 led by a 50.22 breaststroke leg from ​Fabian Schwingenschloegl ​and 40.72 anchor from ​Michael Chadwick.​​

1.) Texas: 2:59.22 (NCAA, Meet, & US Open Record)
2.) California: 3:01.51 (American Record)
3.) Missouri: 3:01.91
4.) Southern Cal: 3:02.20
5.) Louisville: 3:03.96
6.) Indiana: 3:03.98
7.) Stanford: 3:04.46
8.) Florida: 3:04.90