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Men’s Swimming falls to Ohio State


By Jonathan Harkey for WVUsports.com
January 31, 2014 09:40 PM
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University men’s swimming and diving team fell to No. 9 Ohio State by a score of 151-99 on Friday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
Freshman Nate Carr scored a win in the 200 IM at Ohio State Friday.
 
 
“It was a very solid effort by the men tonight. We had several great races and relays,” says coach Vic Riggs. “Bryce continues to compete at the highest level and it's only going to pay off for him at the end of the season. Along with Bryce we had several other individuals at in-season best times.”
 
The meet started with the 200 medley relay, where the “A” team of senior Bryce Bohman and juniors Chris Brill, Julien Vialette and Tim Squires placed third with a time of 1:31.06.
 
In the 200 free, freshman Nate Carr placed third with a time of 1:41.96, while junior Daeton Davenport placed fifth (1:42.39) and sophomore Ross Glegg placed sixth (1:42.95).
 
In the 100 back, Bohman tallied another win with a time of 48.30, while senior Jake Querciagrossa placed seventh (51.22).
 
In the 100 breast, Brill placed sixth (58.07) while freshman Austin Green placed seventh (59.17).
 
In the 200 fly, sophomore Chase Williams placed fifth (1:54.33) while freshman Nathan Howells placed sixth (1:54.82)
 
In the 50 free, Squires placed fourth with a time of 20.84, while Vialette placed sixth with a time of 21.35.
 
In the 100 free, Squires finished third (46.12) and sophomore Andrew Marsh finished fourth (46.61).
 
In the 200 back, Bohman scored his second win of the day with a time of 1:47.76. Sophomore Jay Hickey placed fifth (1:50.61).
 
In the 200 breast, Carr placed fourth with a time of 2:04.82 while Brill finished seventh with a time of 2:09.42.
 
In the 100 fly, Marsh finished third with a time of 50.86, while Green placed fourth with a time of 51.51.
 
The individual events closed out with the 200 IM, where Carr scored the win for the Mountaineers with a time of 1:52.17.
 
The team closed out the meet on a high note in the 400 free relay. The “A” team of Marsh, Vialette, Bohman and Squires won the event with a time of
3:02.82.
 
“Having the relay win at the end of the meet was a great way to end our dual meet season. Andrew Marsh continues to impress with his swims and is becoming a valuable member of our relays. Nate Carr winning the 200 IM as well as posting in-season best times in the 200 free and 200 breast just shows he's continuing to move in the right direction,” Riggs says. “Overall we swam really well in a great opportunity in a great facility and this sets us up for a great Big 12 Championships.”
 
The men’s swimming and diving team has concluded its regular season and will now train for the Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 26-March 1. The women’s team is in action tomorrow against Ohio and Iowa State at 1 p.m. in Athens, Ohio.



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