Moline grads Bohman, Harris swim at national event


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:39 pm
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Bryce Bohman and Alexa Harris, both 2009 Moline graduates, competed at the U.S. Winter Nationals over the weekend in Austin, Texas. Both exited with personal-best performances as well.

Bohman, who is redshirting this season at West Virginia, took 15th in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:45.83 and finished 18th in the 100 backstroke in 47.56. Each time was a personal best. He also took 12th in the 100 butterfly, completing the race in 48.1.

Harris, a Bowling Green senior, recorded a personal-best time of 56.04 on her way to a 38th-place finish in the 100 backstroke. In her other event, Harris took 24th in the 200 backstroke in 1:59.27.

The event also featured Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Matt Grevers and Missy Franklin.

















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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