Race Video: Watch Reece Whitley Take Down Michael Andrew In First Head-To-Head Showdown

Editorial coverage for U.S. Junior Nationals proudly sponsored by Q Swimwear!

IRVINE, California, July 31. LAST night, one of the highest profile age-group battles in recent history took place in the men’s 100-meter breast B final at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals. When all was said and done, 14-year-old Reece Whitley lowered his 13-14 U.S. National Age Group record, while 15-year-old Michael Andrew posted a personal best to take second.

Whitley raced his way to a 1:03.23 to beat Andrew’s 1:03.49 in the consolation heat of the finale. That swim cleared the 1:03.82 Whitley used to cut .01 off Andrew’s record while swimming at the Middle Atlantic Senior Championships.

Look for Whitley to do even more damage in the 200-meter breaststroke later this week.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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