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Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
James Peek
Player Profile:
James Peek 1319740
Position: Sprint Free
Year: Junior
City/State: Forest Row, Sussex, England
High School: Millfield School

Honors: CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2015) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015)

2014-15: Member of Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay that was the first to garner automatic NCAA qualification since the ‘A’ and ‘B’ standards were implemented … Group’s school record breaking time of 1:25.03 at the ACC Championship placed the Blue Devils second for a podium finish … The relay went on to compete at the NCAA meet, advancing to the consolation final before being disqualified … During the regular season, helped guide the 200 medley relay to five first-place finishes, including a facility record-breaking performance at home against Harvard and South Carolina (1/10) … Group broke North Carolina’s Koury Natatorium facility record at the Carolina College Invitational  with a 1:26.49 swim (2/7) … Duke’s top performer in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, earning NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke … Won the 50 freestyle consolation final at the ACC meet, clocking the second-fastest mark in program history at 19.74 … Took 16th in the conference in the 100 backstroke after breaking the school record during preliminaries with a 47.94 swim … Also competed on the Blue Devils’ 200 and 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays at ACCs … 400 medley relay posted a time of 3:11.71 for a school record.

2013-14: Duke’s top sprinter as a rookie ... Earned points for the Blue Devils in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the ACC Championship, placing 15th and 23rd respectively ...  Clocked 19.85 in the 50 freestyle preliminaries for an NCAA provisional cut and the third-fastest mark in program history ... 100 freestyle time of 44.32 at ACCs ranked fifth on Duke’s all-time chart ... Also competed on the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays at the conference meet ... Anchored the 200 medley relay to the second-fastest time in school history at 1:27.35 ... Won the 50 freestyle in dual meets against Virginia, South Carolina and William & Mary ... Guided the 200 medley relay to first-place finishes against UNC Wilmington, William & Mary and South Carolina ... Also helped the Blue Devils’ 400 medley relay touch first against the Cavaliers.

Prior to Duke: 2013 World Trials qualifier … British Gas International Open Meet junior champion as a senior … Also won a gold medal at the South of England Zonal Championships his final year … County and school record holder … Two-time National Youth Championship finalist, capturing a silver medal as a junior … Also played rugby, guiding his squad to the Junior Sussex County club championship as an outside center … Member of the Academic society … Named School Prefect and Head of House.

Personal: Born James Hywel Peek on Feb. 18, 1995 in Haywards Heath, Sussex, England … Son of Kenneth and Mignonne Peek … Has one sister, Elise.

Peek Career Bests:

50 Free 19.74 2nd all-time at Duke
100 Free 44.32 5th all-time at Duke
100 Back 47.94 Duke record

On Duke's Relays:

200 Medley Relay 1:25.03 Duke record
400 Medley Relay 3:11.71 Duke record


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