Purdue Collects 2020 Verbal from Distance Freestyler Abby Jahns of Fishers Area

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NEW COMMIT: Fishers, Ind. native and current high school junior Abby Jahns has announced her in-state verbal commitment to Purdue University as a member of the class of 2024.

A freestyler who gets faster as the distance gets longer, Jahns swims year-round with Fishers Area Swimming Tigers and most recently raced five events at Indianapolis Speedo Sectionals after finishing sixth in the mile at Indiana SCY Seniors. This past summer, she earned bronze in both the 800m free and 1500m free at Indiana LCM Seniors before going on to place 18th in the 800m free at NCSAs.

Also competing for Fishers High School, Jahns is a five-time Indiana State Championship finalist and has earned NISCA All-American honors. She finished 10th in the 500 free and 16th in the 200 free as a junior after taking seventh and 15th, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m very excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming career at Purdue University! I want to thank my coaches, family, and friends who have helped me get where I am today! I can’t wait to be a Boilermaker! #boilerup”

Her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:51.44
  • 500 free – 4:56.28
  • 1000 free – 10:05.52
  • 1650 free – 16:55.68

When she suits up for the Boilermakers at the start of the 2020-21 season, Jahns will add her talents to a distance freestyle group that’ll be led by Paige Miller and Katie Hughes following the graduation of Emily Meckstroth, Purdue’s only scorer in the mile at the 2019 Big Ten Championships. She will also join Hayley Pike and Masy Folcik in West Lafayette next fall.

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