Thunder Mountain High School senior PJ Foy, 17, is less than a second away from a new pool record at USA Swimming’s 2023 Speedo Winter Junior Championships in Westmont, Illinois. The event hosts the fastest 18-and-under swimmers from across the nation.
Foy swam 47.23 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly this morning, placing second in the preliminary race at the championships. He will swim in the finals later today. The finals feature 24 swimmers.
At the meet Foy has already placed fourth in the men’s 50-yard free in 19.73, improving his preliminary race time of 20.21.
Foy has also swam the men’s 100-yard breast preliminary in 54.65 and is seeded 10th for the finals later today. He will also be swimming the preliminary in the men’s 100 free and men’s 200 breast tomorrow (Saturday). Foy has committed to swimming for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels after graduation.
Emma Fellman, 17, a Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé junior, placed 93rd in the women’s 200-yard IM with 2:07.59 and 53rd in the women’s 100-yard breast with a 1:03.94.
Fellman will swim the women’s 200-yard breast preliminaries today.
Anchorage’s Preston Kwon, a Service High School senior, is seeded 23rd for the 100 breaststroke and Colony High School senior Jasmine Anderson is also competing at the meet.
The meet ends Saturday and is being livestreamed at usaswimming.org.