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Records for Whitley, Wins for Girls Swimming

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Question: Is there ever a time when Penn Charter senior Reece Whitley fails to turn heads in a swim meet?

Answer: Never, ever.

In a team loss at powerful Haverford School on Tuesday, Whitley broke TWO short course meters national records. (Short course means the pool is 25 meters in length; long course means 50. Those times are still undergoing the usual process for confirming national records.)

In the 200 individual medley, Reece, shown above in a previous meet, clocked 2:01.50 to smash the mark by almost four seconds. His time in the 100 breaststroke was 1:01.40. He lowered that standard by 1.23 seconds.

Also faring well for PC were Zion Weeks (200 free, 100 fly) and newcomer Luke Brogan (50/100 free).

Girls swimming traveled to Agnes Irwin and came home quite happy, thanks to a 116-64 victory that featured wins in all but two events.

The 200 medley relay got things started in splendid fashion. That youthful quartet included eighth grader Lane Murray, sophs Sally Foley/Sam Boyes and ninth grader Camille Weiss. Boyes was part of two other winning relays. Foley, Weiss, soph Gabby Lopez-Ona and senior Madison Freeland bagged two relay wins apiece while Foley was quite impressive in the 400 freestyle, winning the event from lane six.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Thursday January, 11 at 12:00PM
Tag:  swimming
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