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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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