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WRITTEN BY JAKE STUMP
PHOTOGRAPHED BY JUSTIN CASTERLINE

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For the first time in several years, members of the WVU swimming and diving teams splashed into action at the United States Swimming National Championships.


The three 2018 NCAA Championships qualifiers – senior Jake Armstrong, junior Morgan Bullock and sophomore David Dixon – were among some of the country’s top  swimmers at the event, held July in Irvine, Calif. 

“Overall, we had five of our seven swims go down as lifetime bests,” said WVU Coach Vic Riggs. “They competed and represented WVU very well, and it was a great way to end our summer.”

U.S. Nationals

Armstrong, Bullock and Dixon at the U.S. Nationals. Photo provided. 

Dixon, of Richmond, Va., earned a lifetime-best time of 1:58.61, just .02 off the long-course school record, in the 200 fly prelims before finishing 16th overall in the event’s B final. He also finished 65th overall in the 200 breast and 48th in the 400 individual medley. 

Bullock, of Zeeland, Mich., tallied a lifetime-best time of 2:15.99, finishing 57th overall. 


Armstrong, of Dover, Ohio, took a 44th-place finish in the 50 breast, earning a lifetime-best time of 28.82. He’s a two-time Big 12 champion  in the 100 breast. 

Follow the swim team on Twitter and Facebook @WVUSwimDive.