Reece Whitley Posts National HS Records in 200 IM, 100 Breast

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Swimming at the 2018 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships Penn Charter’s Reece Whitley has broken two National High School records.

In Friday evening’s finals of the 200 IM Whitley clocked a 1:43.55 to set the National Independent School record. He was nearly a second and a half faster than the old mark, a 1:44.90 set by Curtis Ogren in California in 2014. David Nolan still holds the public school and overall mark of 1:41.39 swum in 2011.

 Event 6  Men 200 Yard IM
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         MEET: * 1:43.55  2/16/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
   NAT'L PREP: ! 1:43.55  2/16/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
         MEET: * 1:44.91  2/24/2017 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
                 1:45.19  NAT Nationals
                 1:48.89  JR LC Jr Champs.
                 1:49.83  AA All American
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
=========================================================================
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Whitley, Reece   SR Penn Charter      1:45.19    1:43.55*NAT     32  
                 22.67        48.01 (25.34)
        1:17.39 (29.38)     1:43.55 (26.16)

 

Whitley returned on Saturday morning to swim prelims of the 100 breaststroke. There he touched in 51.68, lowering his own National Independent School mark of 51.84, swum at this meet last year. Whitley came up just shy of Max McHugh‘s brand new public school, and overall, national record of 51.62. Whitley will have a chance to chase that mark in tonight’s finals.

Event 22  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
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         MEET: * 51.68  2/17/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
   NAT'L PREP: ! 51.68  2/17/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
                 53.39  NAT Nationals
                 55.79  JR LC Jr Champs.
                 56.00  AA All American
    Name           Year School               Seed    Prelims              
==================================================================
                      === Preliminaries ===                       
 
  1 Whitley, Reece   SR Penn Charter        51.84      51.68*qNAT   
                 25.14        51.68 (26.54)

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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