CARY – The North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2018 inductees, including Providence High School star Jilen Siroky.
In 1996, at age 14, Jilen competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta and made the U.S. Olympic Team for the Atlanta Olympic Games in the 200-meter breaststroke.
She finished 15th overall in Atlanta in the 200 meter breaststroke. Her state record in that event stood until 2017. She was also national champion in the 200 breaststroke that same year.
Jilen made the U.S. 1998 World Cup Team and also competed in the 2000 Olympic Trials.
She led Providence High to three state titles. She was named All-City, All-Conference, All-State and All-American during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Providence.
Jilen now lives in Chicago.
The induction ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. April 14 in Cary. Tickets cost $50 at https://ncshof.eventbrite.com.