Carson Foster Rips New Personal Best 1:57.28 200 Back at Mason Manta Rays Meet

2022 OH RAYS City of Mason Record Breaker Meet

  • May 20-22, 2020
  • Mason Municipal Aquatic Center, Mason, OH
  • LCM (50m)
  • Results on MeetMobile, search “2022 OH RAYS Cityof Mason Record Breaker Meet”

Mason Manta Rays alum Carson Foster is home in Ohio racing at the City of Mason Record Breaker Meet this weekend, and boy, is he making the most of his trip home. Foster won the men’s 200 back on Friday night, roaring to a new personal best of 1:57.28. The swim takes half a second off his previous best of 1:57.70, which has stood since the 2018 U.S. Summer Nationals meet when Foster was 16. Foster last swam the LCM 200 back officially in 2019, where he swam a 1:58.26.

With the swim, Foster now sits at #11 in the world this year, at least at the time this article was posted. Moreover, the time would have been good for 5th at the U.S. International Team Trials last month. The 20-year-old swam well at the International Team Trials, qualifying for the World Championships team in the 400 IM, 200 IM, and the 4×200 free relay. After last night, it seems possible we might start seeing Foster swimming the LCM 200 back more often.

Foster took his race out hard last night, splitting 27.60 and 29.29 on the first two 50s, for a 56.89 on the first 100. He faded a bit on the back half of the race, splitting 30.01 and 30.38 on the final two 50s, but that was still plenty to get him into the wall in a new PB.

Here is a split comparison between Foster’s race last night and the 1:55.01 Ryan Murphy swam to win the U.S. International Team Trials last month, which also stands as the fastest time in the world this year.

Split Carson Foster, City of Mason Record Breaker Meet (May 2022) Ryan Murphy, U.S. International Team Trials Finals (April 2022)
1st 50 27.60 27.05
2nd 50 29.29 (56.89) 29.14 (56.19)
3rd 50 30.01 (1:26.90) 29.20 (1:25.39)
4th 50 30.38 29.62
FINAL TIME 1:57.28 1:55.01

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PFA
1 month ago

Here are both races courtesy of James Foster.
2 back: https://youtu.be/EokK3A7h0Dg
2 IM: https://youtu.be/mRl-JQtTkco

Fean Darris
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Wow he so big 😌😙😩😩😩

THEO
1 month ago

As long as the Olympics continue to put the 2back next to the 2IM on the mens event lineup, Carson has little incentive to focus on this race… unless you want to make the Lochte 2012 mistake

Seems like a fun thing to throw down at a meet like this tho. Certainly likely that with more favorable scheduling it could be a medal-earner for him

Fean Darris
1 month ago

He’s like Lochte with out the Ryan Lochte mentality

Swimswamswum
Reply to  Fean Darris
1 month ago

Nah, Foster always swim fast in season. Lochte never swam fast in season.

Lochte always delivered when it counts.
Foster…. we’ll see

Fean Darris
Reply to  Swimswamswum
1 month ago

JEAH

PFA
1 month ago

I know Carson is a very good backstroker but one issue for him is being able to close in backstroke. He knows how to go out but if he wants to be one of the best, he needs to learn how to close in this a bit better. This is partially why he got beat in the 2 back at NC’s. Not hating on him just pointing out something that he can really work on and get a lot better at.

Chris
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

true, but it’s not his event. A good tune up race for his IM’s for sure.

Squid Ward
1 month ago

This is the inaugural meet for the Manta Rays for their new long course pool. It’s basically an inter-squad meet, timed-finals.

Khachaturian
1 month ago

and i bet he wasn’t tapered

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  Khachaturian
1 month ago

He’s not

Snarky
Reply to  Khachaturian
1 month ago

Texas guys never taper. Just like UVa women!

Virtus
Reply to  Khachaturian
1 month ago

I mean he’s definitely not that’d dumb to do that

CraigH
1 month ago

Probably did this in Prelims, right?

NoCarsonHate
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

Probably nicer, more caring, more compassionate, more athletic, and overall better person than you, right?

Stop hating on him people, he’s a young kid who works his butt off to be at the top level of swimming. He went lifetime bests at Olympic trials by large margins, so if anything he exceeded expectations. Keep rocking Carson!

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  NoCarsonHate
1 month ago

These Carson criticizers are just getting sad now

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

Joseph Schooling thinks this comment is getting monotonous.

25Back
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
1 month ago

He’s wiping his tears with his Hugo Boss sponsorship and Olympic Gold

Tommy Schmitt
Reply to  25Back
1 month ago

Or the 1million singapore dollars he got for his gold lol

Swimswamswum
Reply to  Michael Andrew Wilson
1 month ago

Michael Andrew is still dreaming of winning Olympics individual medal.

Peaty55Paris
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

Timed finals

swimgeek
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

That trope is dead. Did you sleep through Worlds Trials?

Michael Andrew Wilson
Reply to  swimgeek
1 month ago

“Trope” is exactly the word I wasn’t smart enough to think of 😂👍 Thank you