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Duke Splits Double Dual Meet On Senior Day
Friday 01/19/2008  -  Duke Sports Information
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Sophomore Julie Brummond

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke swimming and diving teams each came away with one victory and one loss on Saturday at Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion, as the Blue Devil women defeated Gardner-Webb, 142-81, and fell to Virginia, 135-104, and the Duke men posted a 122-75 win over the Bulldogs and dropped a 113-91 decision to the Cavaliers.

On the women’s side, sophomore Julie Brummond took first place on both boards. Her 1-meter score of 301.57 was just a few points off from a Duke record that was previously set by Brummond in 2006. The St. Louis, Mo., native also recorded a personal best on the 3-meter springboard, as she posted a mark of 330.22.

Junior Lauren Gonzalez also had a stellar day on the springboard as she qualified for NCAA Zones. Gonzalez notched scores of 283.87 and 246.15 on the 3- and 1-meter boards, respectively.

In the pool, sophomore Shannon Beall set a lifetime best in the 200 free, touching in 1:52.43 for a first-place finish. Beall also also placed second in the 100 fly in 56.23 seconds and was a member of Duke’s second-place 200 medley relay team that touched in 1:46.78.

Freshman Ashley Twichell took first place in the 1650 free, finishing in 16:30.93, a mark which ranks second-fastest all-time at Duke. Twichell was also a member of the the Blue Devils’ top 200 freestyle relay squad that touched in 1:39.69.

In men’s competition, the Blue Devil relay teams dominated, taking first place in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle group races. The foursome of sophomore David Hahn, junior Jordan Charles, freshman Nick Garvy and senior Ryan Packer touched first in the 200 medley relay (1:34.26), while freshman Andy Osterland, Garvy, Hahn and senior Scott Champagne combined for a time of 1:26.40 for the 200 freestyle medley.

Packer picked up an individual victory in the 100 free, finishing in a season-best 46.75 seconds.

Twelve seniors -- Garrick Berberich, Amy Brown, Scott Champagne, Cat Gordon, Alexa Namba, Peter Osterland, Ryan Packer, Sara Reynolds, Anna Rogers, Jesse Sandberg, Brett Sauers and Danielle Spearman -- were honored before the start of the meet.

The Blue Devils will be in action next on Jan. 26 when they take on East Carolina at 1 p.m. at the Pirates’ Minges Aquatic Center.


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