Swimming Finishes First Day of NCAAs

  • By Jonathan Harkey
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  • March 27, 2014 03:37 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  The West Virginia men’s swimming team completed their first day of competition Thursday at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
Bryce Bohman
The Mountaineers competed in both the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay, while junior Tim Squires competed in the 50 free.
“Overall it was a strong start to our NCAAs. As is always the case if you swim your entry time you likely get a second swim,” says coach Vic Riggs. “The 200 free relay and Tim swam just off those times but both were the third-fastest in school history for each.”
In the 200 free relay, the team of Squires, senior Bryce Bohman and sophomores Julien Vialette and Ross Glegg finished 20th overall with a time of 1:18.67.
In the 50 free, Squires finished 27th overall with a time of 19.58.
In the 400 medley relay, the team of Bohman, junior Chris Brill, Vialette and Glegg finished 23rd overall with a time of 3:13.31. Bohman’s opening split of 45.78 broke the school record in the 100 back, which he set at the Big 12 Championships last month.
“In the 400 medley relay Bryce led off with a school record of 45.78 in the 100 back. The relay went 3:13.31 with solid swims from Chris, Julien and Ross,” says Riggs. “Bryce’s lead-off sets him up well for tomorrow.”
The relay competition continues tomorrow for the Mountaineers in the 200 medley and 800 free relays, while Bohman will be competing in the 100 back.

The prelims for tomorrow’s events will be streamed live on TexasSports.com at Noon, ET, while the finals will be streamed live on ESPN3 at 7 p.m. ET.