Christopher Reid Touches Out Jacob Pebley for 100 Back National Title

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 15: Christopher Reid during the finals session 4x100m time trial medley relay on day 6 of the SA National Aquatic Championships and Olympic Trials on April 15 , 2016 at the Kings Park Aquatic Center pool in Durban, South Africa. Photo Credit / Anesh Debiky/Swim SA

Christopher Reid, a South African Olympian and member of the Alabama Crimson Tide, used a strong burst over the final 15 meters to hold off Jacob Pebley to win the 100 back national title. Reid finished in 53.95, just ahead of Pebley in 53.99. Pebley was going for his second win of the evening after earlier winning the 200 free.

In a tight finish among four swimmers, HPC-Victoria’s Markus Thormeyer took third in 54.09, and Grand Canyon’s Mark Nikolaev was just behind in 54.12. Luke Kaliszak, Reid’s teammate at Alabama, finished fifth in 54.87.

Rounding out the top eight were Kane Follows (55.68), Gator’s Corey Main (55.97) and UNCW’s Will Countie (56.16).



  1. Nancy Maxwell

    Jacob Pebley wins 200 free!!! ??????