DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Blue Devil swimming and diving teams returned to action on Saturday, as the Duke women posted a 160-83 win over Davidson and fell to South Carolina, 145-98, and the men’s squad defeated the Wildcats, 146-58, and dropped a 137.5-93.5 decision to the Gamecocks.
The Blue Devil women got off to phenomenal start, as the foursome of senior Danielle Spearman, sophomore Shannon Beall and freshmen Jessica Perry and Katie Magee touched in 3:54.51 to set a Cannon Pool record for the 400 medley relay.
Freshman Ashley Twichell continued the Duke success, touching in 10:00.07 in the 1000 free event to set yet another pool record.
Spearman took first place in the 200 backstroke event, finishing in 2:07.37, while the Blue Devil freestyle relay squad also finished in the top spot as Spearman, Twichell, Beall and freshman Emily Lang touched in 3:34.41.
For the Duke men, sophomore Andrew Clark was a double winner as he notched victories in the 500 and 1000 free events, touching in 9:44.08 and 4:46.07, respectively.
Senior Ryan Packer picked up a win in his first meet, finishing in 47.15 seconds in the 100 free race, while sophomore Bryan Durazo also notched a win, taking first in the 200 breaststroke in 2:11.44.
Duke will close out its home schedule on Saturday, Jan. 19, as the Blue Devils host Gardner-Webb and ACC rival Virginia at Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion at 1 p.m.