Reece Whitley Wasn’t Going to Celebrate… But Did Anyway (Video)

2019 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reported by Lauren Neidigh.

MEN’S 200 BREASTSTROKE – FINAL

  • World Record: Anton Chupkov (Russia), 2:06.12, 2019
  • American Record: Josh Prenot, 2:07.17, 2016
  • Championship Record: Josh Prenot (United States), 2:07.17, 2016
  • U.S. Open Record: Josh Prenot (United States), 2:07.17, 2016
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 2:17.89

TOP 3

  1. GOLD: Reece Whitley (CAL), 2:09.69
  2. SILVER: Daniel Roy (ALTO), 2:10.01
  3. BRONZE: Joshua Matheny (PEAQ), 2:11.02

Reece Whitley and Daniel Roy have been battling in this race since they were age group swimmers. Roy had the edge going into the final turn, but Whitley kicked it into gear to win this one, breaking 2:10 for the first time in 2:09.69. Roy wound up 2nd in 2:10.01. That makes Whitley the #6 American this year, while Roy is ranked #5 with his season-best 2:09.50.

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Biggy

200 breast for the US Olympic Trials will be interesting. But im still betting on my main men- Nic Fink and Andrew Wilson

Jalen Stimes

What about Cordes?

Scribble

“I have a lot of room left to go, if I want to be where I want to be next summer.”

Hank

Such a class act. 2:09 now makes 2:07 at OTs look very possible. This event is always deep for USA but if Reece hits a 2:07 and anyone else is not at the very top of their game he is probably in.

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