VIDEO: Watch Reece Whitley Shred National HS Record in 100 Breast

Just hours after breaking the National Independent High School and overall High School records in the 100 yard breaststroke in prelims at the 2017 Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships, Penn Charter junior Reece Whitley lowered his new marks by another half-second in finals.

Whitley went out in 24.75 and came back in 27.09 to lower the national record to 51.84. He is now .09 off Michael Andrew’s National Age Group record in the event.

Finishing second was Dean Nguyen of Mercersburg Academy in 55.72. Haverford School freshman Antonio Octaviano placed third in 56.33; he moved up to #4 on the all-time list for 13-14 boys with his swim.

Thanks to Andrew Helber for the videos from Easterns.

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4 years ago

That 56.33 by a FRESHMAN is getting a bit overlooked, that’s a ridiculous swim as well

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4 years ago

Freshman Ethan Dang went a 55.0 in prelims at Washington 4A State a couple weeks ago. He followed it up with a 55.5for second place to Johnathan Cook’s 53.9

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4 years ago

Great swim, but “ridiculous “?! Either he is your kid (you should be proud!!) or you didn’t know much about this event. A quick search in the USA SWIM database shows many 55’s for 15&U (freshmen, I assume), led by Ethan’s 55.00. In addition, HS season is not over yet for many states, and AG state meets are also coming up. He’d be lucky to make top 20 when all said and done.

4 years ago

Reece is also Huge on top of his insane talent – that works very well for him .

4 years ago


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