OMAHA, NE.--Ryan Murphy capped a great week at the U.S. Olympic swim trials by finishing fourth in the 200 meter backstroke. The finish misses out on a spot on the Olympic team but brings Murphy some great experience. Giving up almost ten years to most of the guys in the pool, Murphy tells me that Matt Grevers, the 50 meter champ told him, "this will be you in four years".
Murphy was cheered on by a watch party at the Bolles School. He is flying back home to Jacksonville on his 17th birthday on Monday.