June 26, 2016
In Sunday’s first day of competition, Carr placed 78th overall in the men’s 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:32.62. He competed in the sixth of 10 heats.
“Nate has done a good job making a change in his racing of the 400 individual medley this summer, but today he was out a bit too fast on the butterfly and it caught up to him on the second 200 meters,” WVU coach Vic Riggs said. “It’s right around his best morning swim, but just like at NCAAs, you need to swim like it’s the finals in prelims at this level. This wasn’t the best start to our week.”
Competition continues tomorrow for West Virginia when Bohman and Marsh race in the 100 backstroke. On Wednesday, Marsh competes in the 100 freestyle and Spencer swims in the 200 breaststroke. The following day, Carr races in his second event, the 200 individual medley. The prelims conclude for WVU on July 1, 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 each day, while the finals will 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.