Carson Foster Anchors 50.2 on Mason Manta Rays’ 400 FR Relay 15-16 NAG


  • July 19th-22nd, 2017
  • Columbus, OH
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  • Results on Meet Mobile

Four boys from the Mason Manta Rays in Ohio have broken the NAG record for the 15-16 age group in the 400 meter free relay. Two of those boys are brothers Jake and Carson Foster, while Adam Cheney and Tyler Babinec made up the other half of the relay. The foursome combined for a 3:28.28, taking over a second off of their seed time and going almost a full second faster than the previous NAG record.

The Upper Dublin Aquatic Club in Pennsylvania held the old record from 2014, made up of some big names. Check out the split comparison below:

 3:28.28 MMR (new) UDAC (old)  3:29.18
Adam Cheney  51.95  52.07 Jake Sannem
Jake Foster  52.22  53.49 Wyatt Amdor
Tyler Babinec  53.91  52.49 Mike Thomas
Carson Foster  50.20  51.13 Michael Jensen

The old record-holders are pretty well-known names in college swimming now. Jensen and Thomas swim at Cal, while Sannem is committed to USC and Amdor swims at Kentucky.

The real difference maker here was Carson Foster‘s impressive 50.20 split. He’s still just 15 years old, and he could bust the 50-second mark before he’s out of the 15-16 age group. Foster is known best as a backstroker and IM’er (he went 56.1/2:00.3 back and 2:03.5/4:21.1 IM just a few weeks ago at Worlds Trials) but he went lifetime bests in the 200 free and 100 fly tonight in Columbus and he’s been adding a lot of speed lately.

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4 years ago

Race video-

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Funny to see Carson Foster develop since he has broken Michael Phelps’ 10 and under 100 fly NAG record. First, butterfly was his best stroke. Recently his back has improved a lot. And now it’s the turn of his freestyle. He’s gonna be very good.

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Will he become an IMer? 😀

Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

His breastroke is decent too. Good things for his 200 and 400 im

4 years ago

That whole family is beast. Hannah foster isnt bad either

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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