DURHAM, N.C. – Senior Hunter Knight garnered ACC Male Swimmer of the Week accolades for the first time in his career Tuesday after opening the season with a strong performance at the All-North Carolina Invitational last weekend in Greensboro, N.C.
An All-ACC performer last year in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, Knight picked up right where he left off last season. The Richmond, Va., native broke his own meet record on his way to winning the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.05 and took second at the 200-yard distance in 2:02.64.
Knight also swam the second leg of the Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay, which placed third with a mark of 1:32.33.
Knight’s performances propelled the Duke men to a fifth-place finish out of 11 teams despite the squad only participating on the second day of the two-day event.
The Blue Devil swimmers and divers return to action Saturday, Oct. 26 when they travel to Wilmington, N.C., to take on UNC Wilmington in a dual meet.