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Nashville, Tennessee’s Jake Mason has made a verbal commitment to Arizona State University’s class of 2026.
“I’m extremely proud to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Arizona State University! A huge thanks to my friends, family, and coaches for getting me to where I am today! Thank you to Coach Bowman and Coach Behm for this amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to be a Sun Devil! FORKS UP! 😈🔱”
A junior at Ensworth High School, Mason was the runner-up in the 500 free (4:31.89) and the 5th-place finisher in the 200 IM (1:54.26) as a sophomore at the 2020 Tennessee TISCA Swimming and Diving State Championships. He also swam fly (23.11) on the 4th-place 200 medley relay and contributed a leg (47.72) to the 3rd-place 400 free relay.
Mason, who trains year-round with Ensworth Aquatics in Nashville under coaches Christian Bahr and Joe Goeken, followed up his performances at the high school state meet with a win in the 400 IM (3:59.72) at the 2020 Southeastern Swimming LSC Short Course Championships. He also took 3rd in the 1650 free (15:53.40), 3rd in the 500 free (4:33.58), 5th in the 200 free (1:42.33), and 7th in the 200 IM (1:56.32). At this year’s Southeastern Senior Championships, in February, he came in 2nd in the 400 IM (4:02.55), 3rd in the 200 IM (1:54.66), 5th in the 200 free (1:42.51), and 6th in the 200 back (1:52.14). His 200 back time was a PB.
Top SCY Times:
- 400 IM – 3:59.72
- 500 free – 4:31.89
- 200 IM – 1:53.82
- 200 fly – 1:53.15
- 200 free – 1:42.13
- 1000 free – 9:36.68
- 1650 free – 15:53.40
- 200 back – 1:52.14
Mason has posted significant drops in his events over the past few years, most notably improving in the 500 free from 4:46.94 in March 2019 to 4:31.89 in February 2020. Additionally, he went from 4:11.63 in the 400 IM in March 2019 to 3:59.72 in February 2020.
Mason’s father, Jamie Mason, played water polo for Arizona State University and graduated with both a bachelors and masters from ASU. His mother, Margaret Holmes Mason, swam at Michigan State University from 1989-1993.
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