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 Clay Sanders

Career: Wrapped up career ranked fifth all-time at Duke in the 200 butterfly (1:48.07) and 10th in the 100 (49.47).

Honors: All-ACC Academic Team (2015) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014)

2014-15: Clocked a personal best of 49.47 in the 100 butterfly preliminaries at the ACC Championship … That mark ranked among the top-10 performances all-time at Duke … Reached 200 butterfly consolation final at Nike Cup Invitational. 

2013-14: Advanced to the 200 butterfly final at the ACC Championship, finishing 23rd ... Clocked a personal-best 1:48.07 in the event preliminary for the third-fastest mark in program history ... 100 butterfly time of 49.57 ranked ninth on Duke’s all-time list ... Finaled in both butterfly events at the Nike Cup Invitational.

2012-13: Duke’s top performer in the 200 butterfly during the 2012-13 campaign ... Concluded the season with new personal bests in the 100 (50.17) and 200 butterfly (1:49.92) at the ACC Championships ... Finished 17th in the conference in the 200 butterfly finals and took 21st at the 100-yard distance ... Also posted a best time in the preliminaries of the 50 freestyle (23.20) ... Earned a sixth-place finish in the finals of the 200 butterfly at the Tennessee Invitational.

2011-12: Specialized in the distance freestyle and butterfly events during his rookie campaign ... Finished 24th in the mile at the Nike Cup Invitational, posting a season-best time of 16:19.76 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 4:36.24 to place fourth in the 500 freestyle finals at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... At the same meet, also notched a new personal best of 1:52.19 in the 200 butterfly.

Prior to Duke: Completed prep career at Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif. ... Helped lead his high school team to the North Coast Section Championship as a senior ... Junior National Qualifier ... National Merit Scholar ... AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Clay Michael Sanders on Mar. 11, 1993 in Berkeley, Calif. ... Son of Gary and Janet Sanders ... Has two brothers, Brian and Evan ... Mother, Janet, graduated from Duke ('80).

Sanders Career Bests:

500 Free 4:34.90 2014 ACC Championship
100 Fly 49.47 2015 ACC Championship
200 Fly 1:48.07 2014 ACC Championship
Position: Free/Fly
Year: Senior
City/State: Moraga, Calif.
High School: Campolindo
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