Reece Whitley Among Psych Sheet Highlights For 2016 Eastern Interscholastic Championships

Reece Whitley - Inter-Ac League
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The 116th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships dive into action this weekend hosted by Germantown Academy. Be sure to check out the meet coverage page as Swimming World will be live streaming the event, as well as posting photos and stories.

Reece Whitley of Penn Charter ranks as the top seed in the men’s 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, an event which he currently holds the meet record. Whitley’s seed time of 1:49.43 for the 200 IM sits just over a second away from Nick Kaschik’s 1998 meet record of 1:48.10.

Alex Sumner of Episcopal tops the women’s 200 IM with a seed time of 2:02.39, over four seconds ahead of teammate Hadley DeBruyn’s second place seed of 2:06.74.

Sumner is also perched on the edge of the meet record in the women’s 100 backstroke with a seed time of 54.30, could she take down Teresa Crippen’s 2008 meet record of 54.16 from 2008?

HS’ Matt Haigh has a narrow lead over the mid-distance free competition as he is seeded first in both the 200 and 500 free. In the 200 Haigh has a narrow lead of Peddie’s Roman Horoszewski with a time of 1:39.92, while his 500 time of 4:29.49 sits a little farther ahead of Horoszewski’s 4:30.33.

Karlee Carminati of Germantown Academy highlights the women’s 500 free with an entry time of 4:50.78, more than 10 seconds ahead of the competition. Carminati will also be a strong contender for the women’s 200 free title with an entry time of 1:51.60, good for second on the psych sheet. Emma Seiberlich of Episcopal sits ahead of her with a time of 1:49.86.

Seiberlich is sure to challenge the meet record in the women’s 100 fly as she is entered with a seed time of 54.40, only .23 seconds behind Val Yoshimura’s 2013 record of 54.17.

The women’s 100 free is highlighted by a tight field with the top three swimmers each under the 52-second mark. Teammates Nika Blank and Vanessa Ruiz of Peddie are ranked 1-2 with entry times of 51.32 and 51.74 respectively, while Mercersburg’s Lizzie Troy rounds out the top three with a 51.97.

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