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Freeman Claims Silver & Bronze Medals at FINA World Juniors
by Brian Gill 2017-08-29 08:29:00

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- Three Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes represented their respective home countries at the 2017 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships which was held August 23-28, 2017 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN.

Representing Team USA at the 6th FINA World Junior Championships, Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athlete Trey Freeman claimed a bronze medal in the 400 meter freestyle, and a silver medal as a member of the 4x200 meter freestyle relay. He swam to a new personal best time of 3:50.14 in the 400 free. Team USA put two athletes on the podium as teammate Andrew Abruzzo claimed gold. As a member of 4x200 free relay he had 1:47.5 200 split swimming the anchor leg to power Team USA to a time of 7:10.96 and a silver medal in the event, just .01 behind Hungary. The Hungarians finished with gold, and Russia took the bronze. All three relay teams were under the World Junior Record. Freeman was also the anchor leg of the men's 4x100 freestyle relay that took fourth overall. In a blazing fast 200 meter freestyle final, Freeman placed 5th overall in the event in a new personal best time of 1:47.79. The top three finishers in the event were under the World Junior Record.

Representing Team Barbados, Baylor School / Baylor Swim Club athletes Jack Kirby and Luis Sebastian Weekes also had some strong performances at World Junior Championships. Jack Kirby swam to a new personal best time of 57.63 in 100 backstroke, and was also the winner of heat four to take 23rd in the event. He also finished 23rd in the 50 backstroke, and 51st overall in the 100 freestyle. Luis Sebastian Weekes swam the 100 meter breaststroke in a time 1:06.78 good for 44th overall. He also placed 35th in the 200 IM, 36th in the 200 butterfly, and 43rd in the 200 breaststroke.