Mason Manta Rays Crack National Age Group Record In 200 Medley Relay


  • June 21-24, 2018
  • Greensboro Aquatic Center
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Swimming at the 63rd Annual Eastern Invitational in Greensboro, the Mason Manta Ray quartet of Carson Foster (16), Jake Foster (17), Jacob McDonald (16) and Adam Chaney (16) took down a five-year-old National Age Group Record in boys’ 15-18 200 medley relay.

Posting a time of 1:43.02, they took out the previous mark of 1:43.24, set in 2013 by the Cats Aquatic Club. Below, check out a comparison of splits between the Manta Rays and the Cats:

Cats Aquatic Club, 2013 Mason Manta Rays, 2018
Alex Snarski – 27.06 Carson Foster – 26.55
Kyle Aerne – 29.04 Jake Foster – 28.63
Connor Black – 23.61 Jacob McDonald – 25.30
Bogdan Balteanu – 23.53 Adam Chaney – 22.54
1:43.24 1:43.02

The Rays were notably quicker on three of the four legs, with Connor Black‘s scintillating 23.61 fly split the only falling in favour of the Cats.

Carson Foster‘s 26.55 backstroke lead-off was his second fastest swim ever, just off his PB of 26.48, and Jake’s breast split was a tenth faster than his all-time best (28.73) and Chaney’s free was over half a second better than his lifetime best of 23.10. McDonald’s 50 fly best is out-dated (30.74 from 2014), but his split of 25.30 was very strong, as he continues to improve having dropped his 100 fly personal best from 58.16 to 56.38 earlier in the meet.

For a full recap of day 3 of the meet, click here.

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Ross Wheeler
2 years ago


2 years ago

Wow, that’s a young team to break the record! Congratulations!

Gordon Wheeler Superfan
2 years ago

Ive said it before I’ll say it again. Without the legendary Gordo at the helm of the Mason relays, you really just don’t know what’s going to happen or how they will do but it’s nice to see the boys dedicate their race to him and swim fast in his honor. It’ll be interesting to see if they can pull of the 4-peat this summer without the crucial role player on relays and the 200 free B-final

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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