RACE VIDEO: Carson Foster Chops Three Seconds Off 400 IM Meet Record With 3:40 at Winter Junior Nationals East

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Carson Foster made a huge impact on the 400 IM final tonight at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Championships with a massive time drop with a 3:40.86, breaking the meet record by almost three full seconds. The old meet record was a 3:43.64 by Kieran Smith from last year, and Foster dropped that down to a whole new level.

Foster moved up to fourth all-time in the 17-18 age group in the 400 IM, sitting only behind Andrew Seliskar, Chase Kalisz and Gunnar Bentz. Foster moved ahead of 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte on the all-time list. Foster’s time would also be second in the nation in Division I this season, and he is only a junior in high school.

Foster finished first ahead of his brother Jake Foster, who tied the old meet record with a 3:43.64. Foster also moved up to tied for 12th in the 17-18 all-time rankings with Curtis Ogren.

Those two were well in front of the rest of the field as Owen Conley finished in third at 3:46.25. Those three were the only ones under 3:50.

17-18 All-Time Rankings:

  1. Andrew Seliskar, 3:37.52 (2015)
  2. Chase Kalisz, 3:39.82 (2013)
  3. Gunnar Bentz, 3:40.57 (2014)
  4. Carson Foster, 3:40.86 (2018)
  5. Ryan Lochte, 3:41.45 (2003)
  6. Robby Giller, 3:41.56 (2018)
  7. Dave Wharton, 3:42.23 (1988)
  8. Michael Phelps, 3:42.59 (2004)

 Event 14  Men 400 Yard IM
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  SC Jrs Meet: J 3:43.64  12/8/2017 Kieran Smith, Ridgefield Aquat
         Pool: P 3:39.52  2/23/2018 Ted Schubert, UVA-VA
    Name            Age Team              Prelims     Finals HyPts Points
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Carson Foster    17 Mason Manta Rays  3:47.16    3:40.86J  987   20  
             23.51        50.65 (27.14)
        1:18.76 (28.11)     1:45.83 (27.07)
        2:17.05 (31.22)     2:48.97 (31.92)
        3:15.87 (26.90)     3:40.86 (24.99)
  2 Jake Foster      18 Mason Manta Rays  3:44.69    3:43.64J  956   17  
             23.85        51.70 (27.85)
        1:21.30 (29.60)     1:50.26 (28.96)
        2:20.81 (30.55)     2:51.83 (31.02)
        3:18.41 (26.58)     3:43.64 (25.23)
  3 Owen Conley      17 Dayton Raiders-O  3:49.10    3:46.25   927   16  
             24.68        52.97 (28.29)
        1:21.06 (28.09)     1:48.76 (27.70)
        2:21.55 (32.79)     2:54.72 (33.17)
        3:21.06 (26.34)     3:46.25 (25.19)

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