CHEERIO! Bollier wins preliminary heat, outpacing Phelps, Clary

Mission Hills native Bobby Bollier

If his first appearance in the US Swimming Olympic Trials is any indication, Mission Hills’ Bobby Bollier is looking to take a trip across the pond this August.

Bollier outpaced all 138 other swimmers in the 200 meter butterfly preliminary heats this morning, notching a 1:56.69 performance that bested favored competitors Tyler Clary of the University of Michigan and Olympic veteran Michael Phelps. Clary came in second at 1:57.23. Phelps came in tied for third with Thomas Luchsinger at 1:57.75. Phelps holds the world record in the event with a 1:51.51 performance he logged at a meet in Rome in 2009.

WAY TO GO, BOBBY!

Info to follow on how to watch Bollier swim again tonight on NBC Sports!