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Carr Notches Personal-Best Time at Olympic Trials

June 30, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University rising senior Nate Carr swam a personal-best time in the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Team Trials on Thursday, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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.”

Carr is one of four Mountaineers competing at the trials at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center. He is joined by WVU graduate Bryce Bohman, Andrew Marsh and Max Spencer. Bohman, Carr, Marsh and Spencer will compete in a total of nine events for spots on the U.S. Olympic Team.

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.

Complete schedule, meet information and TV schedule can be found at USASwimming.org/trials. Live results are available at USASwimming.org. NBC Sports will broadcast each day of the U.S. Olympic Trials. There also will be a live stream of the event online at NBCSports.com/Live.

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. 

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