July 6, 2012
    H2Okies represent well at the 2012 Olympic Trials
    Filova will compete for Slovakia at the London Games

    OMAHA, Neb. – Twenty-two student-athletes from the Virginia Tech swimming program represented the H2Okies at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials as they competed for a chance to compete in London at this year’s Olympic Games. Among the best swims for the H2Okies were two top finishers: Nick Tremols and Heather Savage. Tremols placed 23rd in the men’s 100 butterfly, while Savage took 31st in the women’s 100 butterfly.

    Seniors Matt Baumler and Emily Ferguson capped off their distinguished careers at the competition. Baumler posted a lifetime best in the 100 butterfly by breaking the 55-second barrier with a time of 54.96. Ferguson finished with a time of 26.98 in the 50 freestyle.

    A few incoming freshmen also raced in Omaha. Joe Bonk, out of YOTA, competed in the 50 and 100 freestyles with times of 23.46 and 51.29, respectively. Local Virginia talents Kayla Iverson and Evan Nicely both represented Quest Swimming at the meet. Iverson finished with a time of 2:21.62 in the 200 butterfly, while Nicely posted times of 2:06.91 in the 200 IM and 4:27.99 in the 400 IM.

    In addition to the Tech swimmers competing for the United States, returning H2Okie Katarina Filova, who took off this past season to train for the Olympic Games, will be representing her native country Slovakia in London.

    Below is the list of Hokies and their times from Olympic Trials:

    Matt Baumler

    200 Butterfly: 2:06.42

    100 Butterfly: 54.96

    Sabrina Benson

    100 Backstroke: 1:07.64

    Alyssa Bodin

    100 Breaststroke: 1:12.81

    Joe Bonk

    50 Freestyle: 23.46

    100 Freestyle: 51.29

    Brittany Boone

    200 Backstroke: 2:19.36

    100 Backstroke: 1:05.73

    Owen Burns

    200 Freestyle: 1:54.65

    James Crabb

    200 Butterfly: 2:02.29

    100 Butterfly: 55.07

    Emmett Dignan

    100 Breaststroke: 1:04.10

    Emily Ferguson

    50 Freestyle: 26.98

    Ben Gastrock

    200 Freestyle: 1:52.44

    100 Freestyle: 52.70

    Nathan Hoisington

    100 Breaststroke: 1:04.71

    Kayla Iverson

    200 Butterfly: 2:21.62

    Morgan Latimer

    200 Butterfly: 2:03.47

    100 Butterfly: 56.44

    Alex Lutterbein

    400 IM: 4:33.18

    200 Backstroke: 2:06.89

    Gregory Mahon

    100 Butterfly: 54.22

    Zach McGinnis

    100 Back: 56.81

    Evan Nicely

    200 IM: 2:06.91

    400 IM: 4:27.99

    Jake Ores

    1500 Freestyle: 15:55.22

    Heather Savage

    100 Butterfly: 1:00.47

    100 Backstroke: 1:04.71

    Tom Sheranek

    100 Backstroke: 59.24

    200 Backstroke: 2:10.87

    Keri Sink

    100 Breaststroke: 1:13.32

    200 IM: 2:24.35

    Nick Tremols

    200 Butterfly: 2:03.65

    100 Butterfly: 54.03

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