Raleigh, N.C. – The Duke women’s swimming and diving team won nine events on Friday as they went on to defeat both N.C. State and Campbell.
The Blue Devils earned an ACC win over the Wolfpack by a 156-141 advantage. Duke cruised to a 237-48 win against Campbell.
Long distance swimmer Ashley Twichell won two events on the day. She set a school record to win the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 16:28.47. Her time was 15 seconds better than the previous school record and also made the NCAA B cut. She was five seconds off of the NCAA A cut mark. In the first 1000 yards of the event, Twichell had a time of 9:56.83, which was a N.C. State pool record and three seconds better than her own school record she set last week. Her teammate Jackie Fasano was close behind in second with a time of 17:13.84. Twichell and Fasano also finished 1-2 respectively in the 500 freestyle. Twichell had a time of 4:57.09 and Fasano was in second with a time of 5:05.12.
Shannon Beall also won two events. In the 200 yard butterfly, she posted a time of 2:03.40 to record the win and in the 100 butterfly she finished first with a time of 56.20.
Julie Brummond took first in both the one and three meter diving events. She won the three meter by over 35 points with a score of 282.38. She had a score of 256.88 in the one meter, over five points more than the second place diver.
Danielle Spearman had a time of 57.92 to win the 100 yard backstroke. Jessica Perry had a photo finish to win the 100 yard breaststroke. She was two tenths of a second ahead of N.C. State’s Anna Linkenauger.
The women’s team will be back in action next Saturday, November 3 when they travel to College Park, Md. to face the University of Maryland at 2 p.m.