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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: 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 with a 1:45.54 showing 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, moving up to sixth on the all-time performance list (49.51) … Also 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) … Mile time of 16:49.19 ranked her eighth on Duke's all-time performance list … Also took third in the 100 freestyle at the meet at Princeton … 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 … Clocked 10:00.22 in the 1,000 freestyle against 11th-ranked NC State, marking the fifth-fastest time in program history … Won the same event 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: 49.51 … 6th all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:45.54 … Duke record
500 Free: 4:55.93
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

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