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.