Reece Whitley Clocks Quick 100 Breast on Day 2 of 2015 NCAP Invitational

May 15, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Reece Whitley swims the 100 LC Meter Breastroke during the finals at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
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Day two of the 2015 Nation’s Capital Invitational continued with fast swims all around. Reece Whitley set the tone for the evening when he delivered a sizzling 52.56 to win the boy’s open 100 breaststroke. Whitley’s time was quicker than the previous National Age Group record of 52.83 set in 2014 by Carsten Vissering, but he was not the only quick breaststroker swimming today. Michael Andrew turned in a final time of 52.50 at the 2015 USA Swimming Junior Nationals West meet to claim the official NAG record.

Nation Capital’s Anna Belousova finished first in the girls open 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.58. Kaki Christensen of Chelsea Piers Aquatics Club (CPAC) was second with a time of 1:01.41, while Allie Szekely of Central Bucks (CBST) took third with a 1:01.70.

Katie Ledecky of Nation Capital surged ahead of the competition in the girls open 200 freestyle with a final time of 1:41.04. Teammate Morgan Hill grabbed second in the event with a time of 1:46.99, and Rachael Burnett of Machine Aquatics was third with a 1:48.52.

Machine Aquatics’ James Murphy turned in a final time of 1:36.77 for first in the boys open 200 free. North Carolina Aquatics’ (NCAC) Will Macmillan posted a time of 1:37.04 for second, while Nation’s Capital’s Vince Regent took third with a 1:38.38.

Cassidy Bayer of Nation Capital dashed ahead of the competition in the girls open 100 fly, stopping the clock at 52.78. Teammates Kylie Jordan (53.59) and Jasmine Hellmer (54.20) finished second and third respectively.

Macmillan turned up the heat in the boys open 100 fly finishing ahead of the competition with a time of 47.97. CBST’s Greg Brocato was second in the event with a time of 48.59, while Nation Capital’s Sam Pomajevich finished a close third with a time of 48.74.

Thirteen-year-old Anna Keating dashed ahead of the competition in the 13-14 girls 100 breaststroke, posting a final time of 1:03.26. Joseph Schaefer of MACH topped the boys 13-14 100 breaststroke with a final time of 1:00.40.

NCAP’s Katie Mack posted the top time in the girls 13-14 200 free with a time of 1:49.14, finishing almost a full two seconds ahead of the competition. CPAC’s Bridget Semenuk took second in the event with a time of 1:51.13, while NCAP’s Claire Nguyen rounded out the top three with a 1:52.47.

The boys 13-14 200 free was a battle to the finish with NCAP’s Sean Conway and Brian Brennan of SSC dueling for first. Conway got to the wall first, stopping the clock at 1:43.76 over Brennan’s 1:43.92.

Mack was at it again in the 13-14 girls 100 fly finishing first with a time of 54.97. Teammate Abby Harter took second overall with a time of 56.16, while Caroline Famous of SSC was a close third with a 56.46.

The top three athletes in the boys 13-14 100 fly finished within .71 seconds of one another. Benjamin Charles of MACH grabbed the first-place finish with a 53.20, while NOVA’s Atesh Camurdan delivered a second-place finish with a time of 53.60. NCAP’s Peter Makin rounded out the top three with a 53.91.


  • Jazz Barry–DCPR, girls 50 breaststroke (31.41)
  • Johnny Bradshaw–MACH, boys 50 breaststroke (30.57)
  • Meghan Lynch–DOLPHINS, girls 100 free (53.11)
  • Brett Feyerick–NCAP, boys 100 free (49.10)
  • Joy Jiang–WEST, girls 50 fly (25.84)

2015 NCAP Invitational – (12-10-2015 – 12-13-2015) – Results