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Hunter

Aitchison

HunterAitchison
Mid-Free/Dist.

Bio

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2017) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2016) ... All-ACC Academic (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

2016-17: Made first appearance at the NCAA Championships, competing on Duke's 400 freestyle relay that placed 23rd in preliminaries ... Member of record-breaking 800 freestyle relay at the ACC Championships ... Also scored for the Blue Devils in the 500 freestyle (23rd) and the 200 freestyle (24th) and as a member of the 400 freestyle relay ... Member of winning 400 freestyle relay in a Duke victory at North Carolina (1/29) ... Competed on the winning 200 medley relay against Queens University (12/3) ... Also won the 200 IM against the Royals ... ‘A' finalist in the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 backstroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Also helped Duke's 800 freestyle relay break the program record in Greensboro. 

2015-16: Member of Duke's record-breaking 800 freestyle relay at the ACC Championship ... Placed 20th in the conference individually in the 1,650 freestyle and 24th in the 500 freestyle ...  With those performances, moved into the top 10 on the Blue Devils' all-time performance list in both events as well as the 1,000 freestyle ... Posted 1:47.93 mark in the 200 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational to finish third overall ... That time matched the second fastest in program history ... Won the 1,000 freestyle against Old Dominion and William & Mary (11/7) ... Took first in the 200 freestyle in her collegiate debut against Pitt (10/3). 

Prior to Duke: Canadian senior national champion in the 400 and 1,500 freestyle … U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier … Bronze medalist in the 400 freestyle at 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships … Placed fourth in the 200 and 800 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay at the same meet … Finalist at 2013 Junior World Championships, 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials and 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships … NISCA All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a senior … Florida 4A state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 200 and 400 freestyle relay her final year while guiding East Lake to its first state title … Broke 12 school records during her senior campaign … 2014 Pinellas County High School Swimmer of the Year … Claimed state titles individually in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a junior while helping her team's 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays also record first-place finishes at the state meet … East Lake took second overall in team standings … Earned All-America recognition from the NISCA in the 50, 200 and 500 freestyle as well as in the 400 freestyle relay … Missed her sophomore season due to illness … NISCA All-American in the 500 freestyle as a freshman at Chaparral High School in Arizona … 2012 Arizona state champion in the 500 freestyle … Scholastic All-America.

Personal: Born Alexandra Hunter Aitchison Nov. 24, 1996 in Scottsdale, Ariz. … Daughter of Christine and Michael Aitchison … Has one sister (Catherine).

Aitchison Career Bests:

100 Free 50.76 9th all-time at Duke
200 Free 1:47.93 3rd all-time at Duke
500 Free 4:48.45 5th all-time at Duke
1,000 Free 10:12.30 8th all-time at Duke
1,650 Free 16:55.67 9th all-time at Duke
200 Back 1:58.96 7th all-time at Duke


On Duke's Relays:

800 Free Relay 7:08.99 Duke record


At the NCAA Championships:

2017 23rd, 400 Free Relay (3:16.93)


At the ACC Championships:

2016 9th, 800 Free Relay (7:13.26)
20th, 1,650 Free (16:55.67)
24th, 500 Free (4:56.07)
2017 6th, 400 Free Relay (3:16.60)
8th, 800 Free Relay (7:08.99)
23rd, 500 Free (4:51.84)
24th, 200 Free (1:49.07)
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