Mason Manta Ray Carson Foster wins silver at World Junior Championships

Posted at 9:52 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 09:52:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mason Manta Rays swimmer Carson Foster earned a silver medal in the 200-meter backstroke in the FINA World Junior Championships Monday night at the Indiana University Natatorium.

Foster, 15, had a time of 1:57.87 which was a significant drop from his previous best time. The meet was for individuals aged 18-and-under.

“That is the fastest anyone has gone at that age -- ever,” Olympian Aaron Peirsol said on the USA Swimming Deck Pass show, according to the Manta Rays.

Foster earned one of 10 medals for Team USA Monday. The U.S. won 32 total medals including 12 gold to top the medal table in Indianapolis.

Foster had an excellent prelim swim in the 200 backstroke going 1:59.44 earlier on Monday.

The Mason Manta Rays showed plenty of support for Carson Foster at his meet in Indianapolis Monday night. (Photo from the Mason Manta Rays)

Foster, a sophomore at St. Xavier High School, enjoyed the strong support from his Manta Rays teammates at the meet.

Foster competed in the Olympic Trialsin the 400 individual medley in 2016.