DURHAM, N.C. - On Saturday, the Duke swimming and diving team opened ACC competition at home against the Maryland Terrapins, in front of family, friends and alumni.
The Blue Devil men found their first win in conference action. The men opened strong, setting a pool record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:32.52.
"I've really never been more proud to be on this team," said senior captain Spencer Booth. "This early in the season to post a time like this is really special. It's a good indication of what we have in store for the rest of the season."
The men posted two first, second and third finishes, as well as two first, second, third and fourth finishes to hold the Terrapins to a 168-124 loss.
Setting another pool record was sophomore Nick McCrory who scored a personal best of 433.05 on the three-meter board.
The women's team was unable to record its first win, falling short to the Terrapins 163-136.
Leading the scoring drive for the women was freshman Christine Wixted, who set another two pool records in her first home meet. Posting a time of 1:02.39 in the 100 breast, she set an NCAA provisional qualifying time. She also broke the pool record in the 200 breast.
"I'm shocked. I've never swam so well in my life," said Wixted. "Swimming so well last week put me in a good mindset to swim well this week."
The men now stand 2-0 (1-0 ACC) and the women fall to 0-2 (0-1 ACC).
The Blue Devils will continue interleague competition Friday when they host North Carolina State on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
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