15-Year-Old Adam Chaney Splits 19.29 To Anchor 200 Medley Relay to NAG at TYR Junior National Cup


  • March 20-24, 2018
  • Lynchburg, VA (Liberty University)
  • Meet Central

Due to issues with the timing system at the ISCA meet which caused swimmers’ times to appear .39 faster than they actually were, times listed below have been adjusted to reflect USA Swimming’s decision to add .39 seconds to times swum at Wednesday prelims, Wednesday finals, Wednesday time trials, Thursday prelims, and Thursday time trials sessions. Read more about the decision here.

Day one of the 2018 TYR Junior National Championship cup kicked off featured the women’s and men’s 200 medley relay, women’s 1650 free, men’s 1000 free, and the women’s and men’s 200 free relay.

The Virginia Gators’ team of Emma Muzzy, Caroline Kulp, Olivia Bray, and Whittney Hamilton kicked off the night with a win in the 200 medley relay, going 1:41.35. In second was the Mason Manta Rays in 1:41.62, and in third was the Tac Titans in 1:43.17. The Mason Manta Rays won the men’s race by nearly two seconds. Published results are showing incorrect splits for the women’s relay, and we’re working to find the correct times.

The men’s team of Carson Foster (16 y.o.), Jake Foster (17 y.o.), Jacob McDonald (16 y.o.), and Adam Chaney (15 y.o.) split 21.62/23.94/21.81/19.29 for the win in 1:26.66.

Auburn-commit Emily Hetzer topped the women’s 1650 in 16:13.08, over 13 seconds ahead of the field. NCAP’s Brooke Travis was second in 16:26.3, followed by Mizzou-commit Allison Bloebaum in 16:49.5. University of Pennsylvania-commit CJ Hinckley won the men’s 1000 free in 9:07.96, well ahead of  Virginia Tech-commit Brennan Doss‘ second-place 9:15.73. Tennessee-commit Spencer Tussing was third in 9:20.95.

The Virginia Gators team of Olivia Bray, Emma Muzzy, Caroline Kulp, and Whittney Hamilton split 23.00/22.69/22.94/23.22 to win the 200 free relay in 1:31.85. The Mason Manta Rays took second in 1:31.89, followed by the Tac Titans in 1:34.07.

In the men’s free relay, the Mason Manta Rays team of Carson Foster, Jake Foster, Jacob McDonald, and Adam Chaney again won, going 1:20.87. Their splits have been confirmed entirely incorrect on the posted results (including Carson Foster‘s incredibly fast but still believable 19.63, unfortunately) — we are working on locating the proper splits. Check out the race video below:



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6 years ago

Yo Jake from Liberty, cut the 25 times and show some real splits please. New pool looks sick though!

6 years ago

I thought you meant Jake from State Farm.

Me too!
6 years ago

Not sure if I believe any splits from this meet. Meet Mobile has Adam swimming a 15.46 on his leg! Also seen lots of other impossible splits on other teams.

6 years ago

Foster boys are kind of big….

6 years ago

Even though it doesn’t count for much, I timed the lead-off and anchor for the RAYS 200 FR nearly a dozen times and got an average of 20.44 for Carson and 19.43 for Adam.

Reply to  Amunnn
6 years ago

First 50 split of every race is about .5 – .6 faster than reality. This timing glitch needs to be fixed.

Reply to  Amunnn
6 years ago

First 50 split of all swims is about .5 – .6 faster than reality

Reply to  Stallion06
6 years ago

If that is correct then officials will need to go back and adjust all times….timing system can mess up in a way to have times about .5 faster than reality and will need to use backup watch times. Hope they get this corrected and real times reposted.

6 years ago

Most swimmers are noted as college team”Commit”. Should you list the team they are actually swimming for at this meet????

6 years ago

That’s an insane split for 15 years old- congrats ??

6 years ago

15 year old freshman Anthony Grimm on Makos lead off 21.66 backstroke, I would say that’s pretty darn impressive

Reply to  BSD
6 years ago

This kid’s progression over the last year is insane. He’s already going 48.9 in his 100 back as a freshman and he got his 100 fly down to a 49.1 after being at a 52 last year

Reply to  PVSFree
6 years ago

Young kids usually are able to make big improvements because they’re growing. Most just don’t start out as fast as this kid.

samuel huntington
6 years ago

wow, Carson already going 21.2

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