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MANTA RAYS WIN WINTER JUNIOR NATIONALS

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The SwimMAC Carolina girls’ team and the Mason Manta Rays boys’ team won their respective national titles this weekend at the 2017 Speedo Winter Junior Championships. SwimMAC took the combined title, with the Carmel Swim Club placing 2nd and Mason 3rd. The City of Mason boys won their side by way of a significant number of victories:

  • 200 medley (Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, Adam Chaney – 1:27.58)
  • 200 IM (Carson Foster – 1:43.79)
  • 400 medley (Carson Foster, Jake Foster, McDonald, Chaney – 3:13.68)
  • 200 back (Carson Foster – 1:41.66)
  • 200 breast (Jake Foster – 1:55.54)

Their 5 event wins was the most of any team at the meet. 

The final scoring order of the combined teams is similar to last year’s, with the top two (SwimMAC Carolina and Carmel) being the same as they were last year. The big movers-up-the-ladder were the Mason Manta Rays, who were just 9th overall last year and jumped all the way to 3rd this season. While the boys’ team won a lot of headlines, the girls’ team had their best-ever finish of 7th.

FINAL TEAM SCORING – TOP 7 (out of approximately 1500 eligible teams) 

Combined:

  1. SwimMAC Carolina – 841.5
  2. Carmel Swim Club – 549
  3. Mason Manta Rays – 512
  4. Marlins of Raleigh – 345
  5. SwimAtlanta – 273

6.Nashville 

7.Mason Manta Rays 

Boys’:

  1. Mason Manta Rays – 346
  2. SwimMAC Carolina – 327.5
  3. Carmel Swim Club – 311
  4. Dayton Raiders – 245
  5. SwimAtlanta – 235

Girls’:

  1. SwimMAC Carolina – 514
  2. Nashville Aquatic Club – 440
  3. Marlins of Raleigh – 257
  4. Carmel Swim Club 

 

Mason’s Carson Foster walked away from the 2017 USA Swimming Winter Junior Championships – boys’ high point award. 

The boys’ award went to 16-year old Carson Foster of the Mason Manta Rays. He and older brother Jake Foster both placed in the top 4 of the award, with Cody Bybee of the Dayton Raiders and Drew Kibler from the Carmel Swim Club in between them.

Besides winning 4 of the 5 relays with his brother and the rest of his Mason teammates, Carson Foster’s other results:

  • 1st – 200 IM (1:43.79)
  • 1st – 200 back (1:41.66)
  • 2nd – 400 IM (3:44.16)
  • 3rd – 100 back (47.15)
  • 6th – 50 free (20.28)
  • 7th – 200 fly (1:47.20)

Kibler actually won more races (the 50, 100, and 500 frees), but scored 4 fewer points overall than Carson Foster, due in part to having fewer events. He entered 7, but scratched the 200 free (that he won last years).

Boys’ Standings (Top 4

  1. Carson Foster, Mason Manta Rays – 98
  2. Cody Bybee, Dayton Raiders
  3. Drew Kibler
  4. Jake Foster, Mason Manta Rays – 82