Bohman Sets Fastest Time in Day 2

  • By Jonathan Harkey
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  • November 22, 2013 10:57 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University swimming and diving teams completed the second day of competition at the Mizzou Invitational Friday at the Missouri Aquatic Center in Columbia, Mo.
The men’s team currently sits in third place with 481.5 points, while the women’s team is in sixth place with 211 points.
Senior Bryce Bohman set a new school record and 2013 national top time in the 100 back.
“It was a great night to be a Mountaineer,” says coach Vic Riggs. “We had great swims and great energy.”
The highlight of the Friday session was senior Bryce Bohman, who set a new school record and current top-national time with his win in the 100 back. The 46.40 mark broke the school record by over one second and the 2013 national mark by 0.7 seconds.
“Bryce (Bohman) swam a great relay leg, which set him up for a great win in the 100 back and set the fastest time in the country,” says Riggs.
The finals on Friday started with the 200 medley relay. For the women, the “A” team of sophomore Courtney Miller, junior Jenelle Zee, junior Julie Ogden and junior Courtney Parenti finished fifth with a time of 1:41.62. The “B” team of sophomore Jaimee Gillmore, sophomore Morgan Emter, senior Eva Burlingham and freshman Lindsay Morrow finished 11th (1:44.25)
For the men’s 200 medley relay, the “A” team of Bohman, junior Christopher Brill, junior Julien Vialette and junior Tim Squires placed third with a season-best time of 1:27.97. The “B” team of senior Jake Querciagrossa, sophomore Jake Iotte, sophomore Andrew Marsh and sophomore Ross Glegg placed seventh (1:31.30).
“The 200 medley is one of the top times in the history of the program, and we continue to get better at it,” says Riggs.
For the men’s 400 IM, freshman Nate Carr made finals for the Mountaineers, finishing fifth overall with a time of 3:52.72. Querciagrossa and sophomore Chase Williams narrowly missed the finals, finishing ninth (3:55.78) and 10th overall (3:59.17), respectively.
“Having three guys under four minutes in the 400 IM was great,” Riggs says. “We had very strong 100 breasts, 100 backs and 200 frees as well.”
In the 200 free, Parenti finished 15th for the women (1:51.34). Glegg and junior Daeton Davenport placed ninth (1:38.11) and 10th (1:39.59) for the men, respectively.
In the women’s 100 breast, Zee made finals for the team, finishing seventh overall with a time of 1:02.46.
In the men’s 100 breast, Brill was able to qualify for finals, finishing eighth overall with a time of 55.79.
In the women’s 100 back, Miller and Gillmore placed 14th (56.73) and 15th (56.95), respectively.
Other finishes in the men’s 100 back were Marsh who placed sixth with a time of 50.08.
For the divers, both of the male divers qualified for finals on the 3-meter, with sophomore Keith Carmichael placing fifth overall (296.00) and senior Liam McLaughlin placing seventh overall (275.90).
For the women’s divers, junior Haily VandePoel finished 15th overall with a score of 230.55.
The swimming competition for Friday wrapped up with the 800 free relays. For the women, the “A” team of freshman Mackenzie Braden, sophomore Kelsey Frantz, freshman Emma Skelley and Parenti placed ninth with a time of 7:31.61.
For the men’s 800 free relay. The “A” team of Querciagrossa, Carr, Davenport and Glegg placed fourth (6:41.03), while the “B” team of Cobbe, Vialette, freshman Nathan Howells and freshman Philip Fossee finished ninth (6:47.73).
The final day of the Mizzou Invite takes place tomorrow, Nov. 23, with preliminary events at 10 a.m. C.T., and finals starting at 6 p.m. C.T.

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