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Melissa

Pish

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Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Bloomington, Ill.
High School: Normal Community West

Bio

2018-19: Cruised to a win in the 200 freestyle consolation final at her first ACC Championships, breaking her own school record in the process (1:45.08) ... Swam on the Blue Devils' record-breaking 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays that both finished fifth ... Also at ACCs, won the 500 freestyle bonus final (4:43.92) and took second in the 100 freestyle bonus final ... Broke the Duke, Taishoff and Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational records in winning the 200 freestyle (1:45.44) ... Member of winning 400 freestyle relay at North Carolina and against Queens University of Charlotte and William & Mary (1/12) ... Also turned in a first-place showing in the 200 freestyle to help Duke defeat the Tar Heels ... Took down the 200 freestyle school record (1:45.54) in a second-place finish at the Tennessee Invitational … Also helped Duke's 400 freestyle relay break the program record with a 3:15.32 showing ... Added a top-five finish individually in the 100 freestyle and swam on Duke's 800 freestyle relay that moved into the top three on the all-time performance list in a second-place finish (7:11.10) … Finished second in the 200 and 1,650 freestyle and fourth in the 500 freestyle at the Big Al Invitational (11/9) … Member of 400 freestyle relay that took first while recording the eighth-fastest mark in program history (3:18.22) … Competed on winning 200 and 800 freestyle relays as well … Won the 1,000 freestyle and swam on winning 400 freestyle relay in her collegiate debut at Virginia Tech (10/13).

Prior to Duke: Member of the U.S. junior national team … Competed at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships … U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier … Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier … Illinois state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle as a senior … Placed seventh in the 100 freestyle at the 2018 Speedo Junior National Championships ... Swam for BNY Waves club program ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Class valedictorian ... Scholastic All-American ... Recipient of Big 12 Conference Academic Award.

Personal: Daughter of Gene and Brenda Pish ... Has one brother (Kyle).

Pish Career Bests:
50 Free: 23.20
100 Free: 48.86 … 2nd all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:45.08 … Duke record
500 Free: 4:43.92 ... 4th all-time at Duke
1,000 Free: 10:00.22 … 5th all-time at Duke
1,650 Free: 16:49.19 … 8th all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:
400 Free Relay: 3:15.32 ... Duke record
800 Free Relay: 7:05.52 ... Duke record
400 Medley Relay: 3:34.95 ... Duke record

At the ACC Championships:
2019: 4th, 400 Free Relay ... 3:15.35
           5th, 800 Free Relay ... 7:05.52
           5th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:34.95
           9th, 200 Free ... 1:45.08 
           17th, 500 Free ... 4:43.92
           18th, 100 Free ... 48.86

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