Michael Andrew, Mason Manta Rays Set NAG Records in Lynchburg

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Both Michael Andrew and the Mason Manta Rays have set National Age Group records in the first two sessions of the 2018 ISCA Junior National Championship Cup. The meet runs from March 20-24 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

200 Medley Relay

On night one, the Mason Manta Rays got the meet off to a fast start with a 15-18 National Age Group Record in the Men’s 200 Yard Medley Relay. The team of Carson Foster (21.23), Jake Foster (23.94), Jacob McDonald (21.81) and Adam Chaney (19.29) combined for a 1:26.27 – two tenths under the previous record set by James JonesAndrew SeliskarGrant Godddard and John Shebat of NCAP in 2015. The latter still hold the 17-18 NAG in this event.

View the NAG Record-Breaking performance below:

100 Breaststroke

On the first full day of the meet, Andrew cruised to the top seed in the 100 breast with a huge personal best of 50.85. This is Andrew’s first 17-18 National Age Group Record. The previous mark of 51.16 was set by Reece Whitley in February.

Whitley’s Splits:



Andrew’s Splits:



Andrew also competed in the 200 IM on day two crushing the previous meet record in 1:42.72. He will be joined by the likes of Kieran Smith and Jake Foster in tonight’s final.

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Author: Diana Pimer

Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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