University of Iowa Athletics
Back/Free

Wil Whaley

Class So.
Hometown Homeland, Calif.

2007-08 — set school record in 200 back at Big Ten Championships (1:46.11)… ranks fifth all-time in 100 back (49.31), anchored the ninth all-time 800 free relay (6:33.95) and swam first leg for the eighth all-time 200 medley relay (1:31.44)… led team in 50 (24.03), 100 (49.31) and 200 back (1:46.11) and part of team-leading 800 free relay (6:33.95) and 200 (1:31.44) and 400 medley relay (3:22.48)… won the 100 back vs. Michigan State (52.43) and Purdue (52.21), and 200 back vs. Minnesota (1:51.58), Michigan State (1:53.64), Purdue (1:51.38), Truman State (1:55.77) and Missouri (1:49.42)… finished fourth in the 200 back (1:49.40/1:47.69) and ninth in the 100 back (51.29/50.74) at the Ohio State Invite… finished 10th in the 100 back (49.31/49.52) and 15th in the 200 back (1:46.85/1:46.11) at the Big Ten Championships… met NCAA Provisional Qualifying standard in the 200 back (1:46.11)… season bests in the 100 (46.76) and 200 free (1:39.50), 50 (24.03), 100 (49.31) and 200 back (1:46.11) and 200 IM (1:53.89)… set collegiate-bests in the 100 (46.76) and 200 free (1:39.50), 50 (24.03), 100 (49.31) and 200 back (1:46.11) and 200 IM (1:53.89)… letterwinner.

2006-07 — led team in 100 (50.93) and 200 back (1:47.66)… won 200 back at Michigan State (1:52.72) and 100 free vs. Truman State (52.71)… recorded eight runner-ups and 16 top-five finishes… letterwinner… placed 26th in 200-meter back (2:04.65) and 57th in 100-meter back (58.92) at USA National Championships.

High School — all-American in 100 back and 200 free… best times were 21.86 in 50 free, 47.43 in 100 free, 1:41.12 in 200 free, 4:35.69 in 500 free, 51.13 in 100 back and 1:49.50 in 200 back… swam for E.A.S.T. Elite club… coached by Jeremy Elliott and Ellie Abahider.

Personal — born October 28, 1987… son of Bill and Barbara Whaley… communication studies major.

Whaley’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.89 at Big Ten Championships 2/16/07
100 Free 46.76 at Ohio State Invite 12/2/07
200 Free 1:39.50 at Ohio State Invite 12/1/07
50 Back 24.03 at Ohio State Invite 12/1/07
100 Back 49.31 at Big Ten Championships 2/29/08
200 Back 1:46.11 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/08
200 IM 1:53.89 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/08