Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week after an eye-popping performance at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships.
Jacoby turned in a blistering time of 1:07.57 in the 100-meter breaststroke, which now ranks her No. 2 all-time among American girls 15-16 years old, only .52 seconds behind Megan Jendrick’s national record of 1:07.05 set in 2000.
The 16-year-old moved up four spots on the all-time list, bettering her previous PR of 1:08.12 set last year at the USA Swimming National Junior Championships. She finished second among 121 racers in the 100 breaststroke but earned the national title because the only swimmer to beat her was German citizen Anna Elendt, a 19-year-old star from the University of Texas who last year competed at the World Championships.
The athlete of the week recipient is selected by a panel each Friday and announced Saturday at 11 a.m. on the Sports Guys on CBS Sports Radio 590AM and 96.7FM.
View past winners here.