Following their program-best 6th-place finish at last year’s NCAA Championships, the Louisville Cardinals have begun to pile up the early leader for top women’s recruiting class in the country.
On Wednesday, they landed another Junior Nationals qualifier in the class of 2016 when Maggie Jahns verbally committed. Jahns’ is primarily an IM’er, but will also give the Cardinals depth in the backstroke vents, which has been the team’s biggest hole in the last few seasons.
Her best times in yards (and long course meters) are below:
- 100 back – 55.25 (1:06.22)
- 200 back – 2:01.52 (2:19.32)
- 200 IM – 2:02.66 (2:22.16)
- 400 IM – 4:20.29 (4:56.45)
Her best time in the 400 IM is already good enough to place in the C-Final at the ACC Championships, and she’s improving at an impressive pace. Her time progression, by season:
- 8th grade – 4:33.79
- 9th grade – 4:28.35
- 10th grade – 4:24.33
- 11th grade – 4:20.29
Her times in the 200 IM, as well as her long course times, have followed a similar progression, making this a potential value-addition for the Cardinals if the trend continues.
Jahns trains with the Fishers Area Swimming Tigers and Fishers High School.