Reece Whitley Lowers National HS Record in 100 Breaststroke

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Swimming in finals of the 2018 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships Reece Whitley lowered his own National Private High School record in the 100 breaststroke. The Penn Charter senior touched in 51.16, a half second faster than the 51.68 he recorded in prelims.

That time also surpassed the recently set National Public School record, a 51.62 from Max McHugh.

McHugh’s splits:



Whitley’s prelims splits:



Whitley’s Finals Swim:

 Event 22  Men 100 Yard Breaststroke
         MEET: * 51.16  2/17/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
   NAT'L PREP: ! 51.16  2/17/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
   F & M Pool: P 51.16  2/17/2018 Reece P Whitley, Penn Charter
   F & M Pool: P 51.68
                 53.39  NAT Nationals
                 55.79  JR LC Jr Champs.
                 56.00  AA All American
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
                            === A - Final ===                            
  1 Whitley, Reece   SR Penn Charter        51.68      51.16*NAT     32  
                 24.83        51.16 (26.33)


  1. Tana Balhoff

    We saw this young man swim about 5 years ago at a meet in Jacksonville Florida. Strong and fast even back then!! Congratulations

  2. Phil Mitchell

    US swimming won’t miss a beat with the up and coming young guns.