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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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