National Teamers shatter records at men's NCAA Championships


Kevin Cordes swimming breaststroke for the University of Arizona. (Small)The University of California won the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, topping the field with 468.5 points. The University of Texas was second with 417.5 points, followed by the University of Florida with 387 points. The University of Michigan and the University of Georgia rounded out the top five with 310 and 259 points, respectively.


U.S. National Team member Kevin Cordes (pictured, above right), representing the University of Arizona, broke the NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the 100-yard and 200y breaststrokes, turning in times of 50.04 and 1:48.66. Another U.S. National Teamer, Chase Kalisz of the University of Georgia, took down all three marks in the 400y IM in 3:34.50.


Ryan Murphy (small)National Team member Ryan Murphy (pictured, right) also had an outstanding meet, helping the University of California’s 200y medley relay (Murphy, Chuck Katis, Tony Cox and Tyler Messerschmidt) to an American record in 1:22.83. Murphy also set the NCAA and meet record in the 200y back in 1:37.35, and was a member of Cal’s winning 200y free and 400y medley relays.


In other swims, South African Dylan Bosch of the University of Michigan set the NCAA and U.S. Open record in the 200y butterfly, touching in 1:39.33. U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger of Michigan won the 1650y free in 14:29.27.


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