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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