June 30, 2016
On the fifth day of the eight-day Olympic Trials, Carr finished second in his heat and 30th overall with a time of 2:03.44. He improved on his seed time by 0.39 seconds. A total of 89 swimmers competed in the event.
“Nate had a very strong swim today,” WVU coach Vic Riggs said. “He made some great adjustments from his first swim and finished today’s 200 IM with a lifetime best time of 2:03.44 and a top-30 finish, which was a great way to finish his meet.”
The meet opened on Sunday, when Carr placed 78th in the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:32.62. Monday’s competition was highlighted by Bohman and Marsh’s top-30 finishes in the 100-meter backstroke. In a field of 183 swimmers, Marsh placed 20th overall with a personal-best time of 55.63, while Bohman touched the wall in 30th with a 55.91. Wednesday, Marsh tied for 46th place overall and finished second in his heat with a time of 50.46 in the 100 freestyle. Making his lone Trials appearance, Spencer raced in the 200 breaststroke, finishing 60th with a time of 2:19.11.
Competition in the prelims concludes for WVU on Friday, with Bohman in the 100 butterfly and Marsh racing in two events, the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle. Heats will begin at 11 a.m. ET, while the semifinals and finals start at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Swimmers with the top 16 times in the morning heats will advance to the semifinals. The top eight times in the semifinals will move on to the finals with the first- and second-place finishers in the finals qualifying for the 2016 Olympics.