California’s Josh Prenot put up a lifetime best in the men’s 200-meter breast at the Arena Pro Swim Series Charlotte.
Prenot threw down a top time of 2:09.30 for the win, cutting a second off his personal best and moving to sixth in the world.
Only Yasuhiro Koseki (2:07.77), Adam Peaty (2:08.34), Andrew Willis (2:0.59), Ross Murdoch (2:08.90) and Ilya Khomenko (2:08.98) have been faster this year.
Badger’s Cody Miller, who is ranked 13th in the world with a 2:10.28 from the Orlando stop, took second in 2:11.63. Nic Fink picked up the bronze medal with a time of 2:11.75.
Meanwhile, Penn Charter 15-year-old Reece Whitley demolished the 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record with a stunning fourth-place time of 2:12.92.
That swim downed the previous record of 2:14.67 set by Matthew Elliott back in 2009.
Whitley now owns the 13-14 100 breast (1:03.23) and 200 breast (2:16.48) long course records, and is battling professional swimmer Michael Andrew (1:01.67) for the final 15-16 breaststroke mark in their age group.
Carlos Claverie (2:14.64), Richard Funk (2:15.87), Thomas Dahlia (2:17.89) and Chase Kalisz (2:18.66) closed out the finale.
Top-ranked Thiago Pereira elected to scratch finals even with a 2:14.58 for the top time.
Jorge Murillo Valdes touched first in the consolation heat with a time of 2:15.35.
- Women’s 200 fly
- Men’s 200 fly
- Women’s 50 free
- Men’s 50 free
- Women’s 100 back
- Men’s 100 back
- Women’s 200 breast
- Men’s 200 breast
- Women’s 50 fly
- Men’s 50 fly
- Women’s 400 free
- Men’s 400 free