In-state Back/IM Specialist Reese Stoner (2023) Commits to UNC Chapel Hill

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Raleigh, North Carolina native Reese Stoner has announced his verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina. He will join Ben Delmar, Craig Bohlman, Logan Richards, and Tucker Valliere in the class of 2027.

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue both my athletic and academic journeys at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Big thanks to my family, friends, and coaches who helped me get to this point in my career. GO TAR HEELS!”

A senior at Millbrook High School, Stoner swims year-round with YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) and specializes in backstroke and individual medley. He placed third in the 100 back (50.17) and sixth in the 200 IM (1:54.19) at the North Carolina High School 4A State Championships in February, before notching PBs in the 50/100/200 back and 200/400 IM a month later at the YMCA Short Course National Championships. There, he made A finals in the 200 back and 400 IM. In December, he competed at Winter Juniors-East in the 100/200 back and 200/400 IM.

In August, he had a strong outing at the ISCA Summer Senior Blast, where he clocked PBs in the LCM 50 back, 200 back, and 200 IM. He won the 200 back and made the A finals in the 50/100 back and 200 IM.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 back – 1:46.73
  • 100 back – 49.77
  • 200 IM – 1:51.39
  • 400 IM – 3:57.62
  • 200 breast – 2:05.79
  • 100 breast – 59.67

Stoner will join Tar Heel backstrokers Walker Davis, Noah Rutberg, Mateja Milovanovic, and Matt Van Deusen in the fall of 2023. It took 47.59/1:44.89 in the 100/200 back and 1:46.65/3:53.14 in the 200/400 IM to score at the 2022 ACC Championships.

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Michelle Hardy
1 year ago

Congratulations, Reese! You will do well at UNC… your swim family is very proud of you!

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