Cal’s Reece Whitley Becomes 10th Fastest Man Ever with 50.8 100 Breast


Cal’s Reece Whitley earned his first individual conference title on day 3 of the 2020 men’s Pac-12 Championships. Whitley, a sophomore, was dominant in the 100 breast final, beating any other swimmer in the field by a second and a half. He swam to a 50.85 as he broke 51 for the first time.

Whitley’s Splits:

  • 1st 50- 23.86
  • 2nd 50- 26.99
  • Final Time- 50.85

With that, Whitley becomes the 10th fastest performer in history in this event. He was just hundredths shy of the Pac-12 Meet Record, which stands at a 50.78 done by USC’s Carsten Vissering last season. Whitley set a new school record tonight, and his time is the 2nd fastest in the NCAA this season. The only man faster is Minnesota’s Max McHugh, who posted a 50.67 at the Big Ten Championships last week. McHugh is tied with Vissering as the 4th fastest man in history.


Place Swimmer Time
1 Ian Finnerty 49.69
2 Caeleb Dressel 50.03
3 Kevin Cordes 50.04
4 Max McHugh 50.30 (T-4)
5 Carsten Vissering 50.30 (T-4)
6 Will Licon 50.68
7 Fabian Schwingenschloegl 50.77
8 Nic Fink 50.80
9 Cody Miller 50.82
10 Reece Whitley 50.85

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Jonathan Charbroiled Steak
1 year ago

I still find it mad funny how dressed is the 2nd all time lmao

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Reply to  Jonathan Charbroiled Steak
1 year ago

Not even fully tapered when he did that.

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