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St. George

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Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
City/State: Wheaton, Ill.
High School: Wheaton North


Honors: ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week (1/31/17) ... All-ACC Academic (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)

2016-17: Broke the 100 backstroke school record twice at the ACC Championships before finishing ninth overall in the event ... Lowered his own program record in the 200 backstroke as well, winning the bonus final in 1:43.76 ... Cracked Duke's all-time top 10 in the 200 individual medley with a 1:47.80 preliminaries swim ... Led off record-breaking 400 medley relay at the conference meet ... Swept both backstroke events in Blue Devil wins over South Carolina (1/14) and North Carolina (1/29) ... Tabbed the ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week Jan. 31 after guiding Duke to its first dual meet victory over the Tar Heels since 1939 ... Claimed the 200 backstroke in a dual meet at Queens University (12/3) ... Took third in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 200 backstroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Won the 100 backstroke and took second at the 200-yard distance at Virginia Tech's season-opening quad dual (10/21-22) ... Over the summer, competed at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships, advancing to finals in the 50-meter backstroke.   

2015-16: Made collegiate debut at Nike Cup Invitational after missing the first part of the season due to injury ... Earned a ninth-place finish in the 100 backstroke at that meet ... Duke's top performer in the 100 backstroke in the regular season finale at North Carolina (1/30) ... At the ACC Championships, broke the program record in the 100 backstroke with a 47.43 swim in preliminaries ... Dropped additional time in the evening to win the event consolation final ... Also reset the school record in the 200 backstroke during preliminaries (1:44.17) and went on to finish 12th overall ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100-meter backstroke, winning his preliminaries heat in a personal-best time of 56.66.

Prior to Duke: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 backstroke … USA Swimming Winter Nationals and Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … 2014 YMCA Nationals Long Course champion in the 50 backstroke … 100 backstroke finalist at 2014 YMCA Short Course Nationals … Senior U.S. Open qualifier in the same event … Set Illinois state record of 48.07 in the 100 backstroke his senior year … Became third swimmer in Wheaton North history to capture a state title, touching first in the 100 backstroke … Also placed fifth at the state meet in the 200 IM and helped his team's 200 medley relay place eighth … State finalist in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM as a junior … DuPage Valley All-Conference selection … Member of the BR Ryall YMCA club program.

Personal: Born Maximilian Sho St. George April 15, 1997 in Winfield, Ill. … Son of Masami Kawahira and Tim St. George … Has one sister (Julia). 

St. George Career Bests:
100 Back: 46.73 ... Duke record
200 Back: 1:43.76 ... Duke record
200 IM: 1:47.80 ... 6th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:
400 Medley Relay: 3:08.92 ... Duke record

At the ACC Championships:
2016: 9th, 100 Back ... 47.41
          12th, 200 Back ... 1:44.42
2017: 7th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:08.92
          9th, 100 Back ... 46.77
          17th, 200 Back ... 1:43.76

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