2016 U.S. WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS- EAST
- Wednesday, December 7th – Saturday, December 10th
- Columbus, OH (Ohio State University)
- Psych sheets
- Meet information
- Live results
16-year-old Reece Whitley was on another level when he stepped up for the 200 breast final at the 2016 U.S. Winter Junior Championships (East). Whitley, a swimmer for the Penn Charter Aquatic Club, ripped a 1:52.37 to set a new 17-18 National Age Group Record. That took over a second off the previous record, which Whitley had set at 1:53.66 in 2015.
When looking at the splits comparison, we can see that a good portion of Whitley’s improvement came on the back half. When he previously set the NAG Record, he came home with a 29.83 on the last 50. Tonight, he was a full second faster on that 50 alone, with a 28.86 final split. He was also about a half second faster on the 2nd 50, lowering that split from a 28.90 to a 28.34.
|Swimmer||1st 50 split||2nd 50 split||3rd 50 split||4th 50 split||Final Time|
|Reece Whitley (2016)||25.99||28.34||29.18||28.86||1:52.37|
|Reece Whitley (2015)||25.82||28.90||29.11||29.83||1:53.66|
With that swim, Whitley now heads home with 4 individual gold medals from the meet. Throughout the weekend, he won the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM.