Bohman Earns All-America Honors

  • By Jonathan Harkey
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  • March 28, 2014 10:24 PM
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Bryce Bohman
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  Senior Bryce Bohman earned All-America First Team honors Friday as the West Virginia men’s swimming team completed its second day of competition at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
Bohman surged into the finals with the third-best overall time in the prelims of the 100 back at 45.29, once again smashing the current school record. In the evening finals session, Bohman finished fifth overall with a time of 45.30.
“I’m really happy for Bryce. He made a commitment to this two years ago and I’m blessed to be able to coach him and this team,” says coach Vic Riggs. “He’s done a great job preparing and racing for tonight. Moving forward, this sets him up very well for tomorrow in the 200 back.”
The Mountaineers also competed in both the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
In the 200 medley relay, the team of Bohman, junior Chris Brill, junior Julien Vialette and junior Tim Squires finished 27th overall with a time of 1:27.58.
In the 800 free relay, the team of sophomore Ross Glegg, freshman Nate Carr, Vialette and Brill finished 11th overall with a time of 6:36.19.
“Overall it was a great day to be a Mountaineer swimmer. Our relays did well and Ross, Julien and Chris didn’t have to swim the 800 free relay, but did it so Nate could get a swim in at NCAAs, which was a great team gesture.”
Saturday’s events will include the 400 free relay, while Bohman and Squires will be competing in the 200 back and 100 free, respectively.
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 8 p.m. ET.