Army Men Break Two Academy Records as They Continue To Lead the Field
2010-11 (JUNIOR): Competed in a variety of butterfly and freestyle events as a junior ... posted three top-five finishes in Army's early season tri-meet with Marist and Syracuse (Oct. 15), placing runner-up in both the 200 fly (1:58.60) and 1000 free (10:09.08) and taking fifth in the 500 free (4:59.35) ... authored a pair of top-four showings in the Black Knights' dual meet at Massachusetts (Oct. 23), finishing runner-up in the 200 fly (1:58.05) and placing fourth in the 1000 free (10:04.40) ... finished sixth in both the 200 fly (1:59.53) and 1000 free (10:06.35) at Connecticut (Nov. 6) ... placed seventh in the 200 fly versus Navy (Dec. 9) with a season-best time of 1:54.15 ... added a fourth-place effort in the 100 fly versus Rowan (Oct. 2), touching the wall in 55.60 ... finished sixth in the 200 fly in Army's home dual meet opposite Columbia (Nov. 20) with a clocking of 1:57.68.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Posted top-20 finishes in the 200 IM (1:58.98), 400 IM (4:12.58) and 200 butterfly (1:56.66) at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 20) ... recorded season-best time in the 200 fly (1:55.44) in the preliminaries of the Patriots ... won the 200 fly versus Vermont/Stony Brook (Oct. 9), at the Syracuse Inivitational (Oct. 17) and versus Connecticut (Nov. 7) ... posted season-best time of 4:11.95 in the 400 IM in Army's meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 30).
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Finished eighth in the 200 fly after logging a personal-best 1:51.62 in the prelims at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 21) ... also swam to fourth place in the 400 IM consolation final (4:04.36) and eighth place in the 200 IM consolation final after swimming a PR 1:55.74 in the prelims ... 400 IM and 200 fly times were both the second-fastest on the team during the season, while the 200 IM clocking was fourth-fastest ... all times were career-best marks ... member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... time in the 400 IM ranks ninth all-time at Army.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: All-American and four-time team MVP at Roseville High School ... sectional finalist and champion in multiple events ... junior national qualifier and sectional finalist as a member of the Sierra Marlins Swim Team under coach Jeff Pearson.
PERSONAL: Taylor John Whitten was born in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on Aug. 30, 1989 ... parents are Clark Whitten and Tracy Battistessa ... has one younger brother, Grayson ... enjoys wakeboarding, hanging out with friends, eating, sleeping, watching movies and playing tennis in his spare time ... majoring in Economics and Portuguese.