US World Junior Roster Updates: Carson Foster Earns 200 FR/200 BK Double


The world juniors roster continues to expand after day 2 of the 2019 US Nationals. This past session, the 200 free, 200 breast, and 200 back earned new junior qualifiers headed to Budapest.

Qualifiers (Priority 1)

  • These athletes should be locked in, provided they don’t decline their roster spots.

In the B-final of the 200 free, Luca Urlando earned his second qualifying swim in Budapest with his consolation winning time of 1:46.31, the 3rd-fastest 17-18 swim in history. Finishing behind Urlando and punching their tickets to Budapest were Carson Foster and Dare Rose. Rose and Jake Magahey will join Urlando and Foster on the 4×200 free relay while Foster earned the second individual spot for the event.

Magahey is now a double-event qualifier with his relay positions for the 4×100 and 4×200 free relays. Later in the meet, Foster became the third male double-qualifier with his A-final swim in the 200 back. Just before that, Joshua Matheny‘s 15-16 NAG-breaking efforts in the 200 breast also put him on the World Junior roster.

Priority Boys (As of 8/1)
Athlete Event
Destin Lasco 100 FR
Adam Chaney 100 FR
Jake Magahey 4×100/4×200 FR-R
Jack Alexy 4×100 FR-R
Arik Katz 1500 FR
Luca Urlando 200 FL/200 FR
Carson Foster 200 FR/200 BK
Dare Rose 4×200 FR-R
Joshua Matheny 200 BR

The girls’ roster, on the other hand, is falling short of double-qualifiers and putting the priority 2 swimmers in jeopardy. The 4×200 free relay spots were filled in by Claire Tuggle, Ashley Strouse, Erin Gemmell, and Olivia McMurray.

Shortly after, Natalie Mannion swam in the top 8 of the 200 back final to earn her way to Budapest. Out of the 200 breast A-final, national runner-up Abby Arens wrote her name in the history books as the 4th-fastest 17-18 performer.

Priority 1 Girls (As of 8/1)
Athlete Event
Gretchen Walsh 100 FR
Torri Huske 100 FR
Amy Tang 4×100 FR-R
Grace Cooper 4×100 FR-R
Chase Travis 800 FR
Lillie Nordmann 200 FL
Claire Tuggle 200 FR
Ashley Strouse 200 FR
Erin Gemmell 4×200 FR-R
Olivia McMurray 4×200 FR-R
Abby Arens 200 BR
Natalie Mannion 200 BK

Potential Qualifiers (Priority 2 & 3)

  • These athletes are in line for selection, but need enough athletes to double up in events to be officially added to the roster.

With 3 doubles-spots filled, the priority 2 boys have a 60% shot at making the World Junior roster. Matt Fallon‘s 200 breast and Wyatt Davis‘ 200 back efforts have now been thrown into the mix.

Priority 2/3 Boys (As of 8/1)
Athlete Event
Jake Mitchell 1500 FR
Brendan Burns 200 FL
Matt Fallon 200 BR
Wyatt Davis 200 BK
Matt Brownstead 4×100 FR-R

The priority 2/3 girls have a slimmer chance, as of day 2 competition, in making the World Junior roster. Anna Keating‘s 200 breast will be in the mix alongside Rye Ulett‘s 200 back B-final winning performance. Ulett, only 14 years old, could be one of the youngest roster members (if selected) next to Erin Gemmell.

Priority 2/3 Girls (As of 8/1)
Athlete Event
*Olivia McMurray *800 FR
Charlotte Hook 200 FL
Anna Keating 200 BR
Rye Ulett 200 BK
Maxine Parker 4×100 FR-R

*McMurray has already qualified priority 1 with her 4×200 FR relay spot, yet to be determined if she will swim the 800 free as a secondary event.

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4 years ago

Will be bummed if Ulett doesn’t make it. Mannion goes 2:14 in A finals and Ulett goes 209 in B finals. I understand the roster selection criteria, but given that Mannion was only 211 in prelims, would be unfortunate if we didn’t bring the best junior swimmer to the meet…

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Reply to  SwimFan2.0
4 years ago

Gotta get it done in prelims. No B final at Jr Worlds

Reply to  SwimFan2.0
4 years ago

Hey that is the way it works. Maybe ask what Rye was doing in prelims? She might do the same in Budapest in prelims. That is why they don’t have B heats at Trials or Olympics. It doesn’t do any good to see “what if”

4 years ago

Just wondering if you could put their times in the article. Can’t get omega timing to work

Reply to  Samesame
4 years ago

Go to meet mobile

Reply to  Samesame
4 years ago

Skip the links and go straight to Omega Timing from Google.

4 years ago

Seems silly that Jake Foster won’t make the team in the 200 Breast because of being in the B final

Reply to  IMO
4 years ago

Or cause he’s ineligible…

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