Reece Whitley Breaks 100 Breast National Independent HS Record

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Penn Charter junior Reece Whitley achieved a new National Independent High School record mark while swimming in prelims of day two of the 2017 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships.

Whitley uncorked a 52.35 to soar past Jacob Molacek’s 2014 record of 52.92. That time also took down his own meet record of 52.97, set at last year’s championships.

Comparing splits:

  • Molacek (2014): 24.45/28.47 – 52.92
  • Whitley (2017): 25.00/27.35 – 52.35

The junior will return to finals tonight to defend his title and seek to lower his record again.

All results can be found on Meet Mobile – Easterns 2017



  1. Aunt Kim

    Gooooo @_reecewhitley !!!!!

  2. Rick Carroll

    Congrats for putting your name in the record book

  3. Susan L. Lansbury

    Betsy Bacher Mulvehill and Alice O’Leary McClenahan!!!!! Pretty.darn.quick.

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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