Auburn Snags Pair of 2020 Verbals from Michael Bonson, Evan McInerny

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NEW COMMITS: Auburn University has added a pair of verbal commitments for the 2020-21 season from Slidell, Louisiana’s Michael Bonson and Lawrenceville, Georgia’s Evan McInerny.

Michael Bonson

Michael Bonson Auburn

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Bonson, who swims year-round with Hurricane Swim Club, owns four Summer Juniors cuts and is a versatile freestyler. At NCSAs last month, he notched six new best times and took seventh in the 200 free after finishing 14th in the 500 free at Juniors West this past winter. He won four events at LA LCM States in July before going on to take 17th in the 400m free at NCSAs last summer.

The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American is also a six-time Louisiana D1 State Championship finalist while representing Northshore High School. He won the 200 free and 500 free as a junior after taking sixth and fourth, respectively, in those events during his sophomore campaign. He also broke the state record in the 500 free this past season.

He told Swimming World:

“I’m extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study for Auburn University for the class of 2024. The amazing team, coaches, facilities, and academic support will help me to achieve my goals in and out of the pool. I would like to thank God as well as my family, friends, teachers, and coaches who have helped me all throughout this process. WAR DAMN EAGLE!!”

His best times include:

  • 1650 free – 15:41.88
  • 1000 free – 9:23.85
  • 500 free – 4:25.35
  • 200 free – 1:37.98

Evan McInerny

Evan McInerny Auburn

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McInerny does his club swimming with Swim Atlanta and owns a trio of Winter Junior time standards. He most recently competed at the Southern Premier Invitational where he placed tenth in both the 200 fly and 400 IM after earning 100% lifetime bests at Juniors East in December. At the Georgia LCM State Championships this past summer, McInerny finished fifth in the 200m breast.

Also competing for Peachtree Ridge High School, McInerny is a four-time Georgia 6-7A State Championship finalist. He grabbed silver in the 100 fly and bronze in the 200 IM during his junior season after placing 14th and 15th, respectively, in those events during his sophomore season.

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 58.47
  • 200 breast – 2:04.44
  • 200 IM – 1:50.80
  • 400 IM – 3:55.09
  • 100 fly – 50.35
  • 200 fly – 1:48.69

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