Shamali Whittle Blasts All-Time 200m At CVC Showdown

Video: Whittle's closing speed hunts down multiple anchors in the 4x400m during Penn Relays at the end of April.

Hamilton North - Nottingham's Shamali Whittle continued to impress on Tuesday clocking a 20.55 (NWI) 200 meter dash time during the CVC Showdown series.

This is the second fastest all-conditions time in New Jersey high school state history only behind the wind aided 20.51 (+2.8) by Antonio Tarantino of Paul VI in 2018 during New Balance Nationals.

He currently ranks US No. 2 this season among all-condition times.

Whittle already owns the state record of 20.75 (+2.0) for a wind legal 200m dash which he set during the 2021 Outdoor Nationals.

That 2021 performance had knocked down the previous state record of 20.93 (0.5) by .18 of a second! It was held by Danny Johnson of Rahway since the 2001 NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

Whittle committed to the University of Georgia back in November as one of the nation's top track and field recruits.

This CVC meet was the third installment in a series of showdown events by the Colonial Valley Conference, their Divisional Championship will take place May 20th through 21st. 

2022 CVC Series Results & Dates

4/19CVC Showdown #1 (400 IH / 3200)
5/3CVC Showdown #2 (100 / / 400)
5/10CVC Showdown #3 (High Hurdles / 800 / 200)
5/20-21CVC Divisional Championship

Whittle won the 200 meter at New Balance Nationals this past indoor season with a 21.08 and recording an indoor PR of 21.05 earlier that season. He already owns multiple gold medals at the NJSIAA Group State Championship and Meet of Champions levels heading into this final spring NJSIAA series of meets.

The star athlete noted on social media this was an easy 200m and that he has more to come. After his high school career so far there's no reason to doubt some more special performances are en route to close out this senior season. 

Also at the CVC Showdown #3 meet: Navonn Barrett of Trenton Central took over the 110m hurdles NJ No. 1 spot with his 14.47 (NWI). Whittle led a quick 200m field, Jaci Summers of Hamilton West now ranks NJ No. 3 at 21.47 and Zach Della Rocca of Princeton HS is NJ No. 5 at 21.79.

Note: For newcomers to the sport our all-condition lists include performances with legal wind readings, no wind reading, or illegal wind readings. A wind legal performance on a straightaway event is +2.0 m/s or below.