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Year: Senior
City/State: Newport News, Va.
High School: Warwick


2012-13: Missed the 2012-13 campaign due to injury.

2011-12: Finished the year at the ACC Championships where he placed 22nd in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.50 in the event finals ... Also recorded a new personal best in the 50 freestyle preliminaries, turning in a time of 21.51 ... Clocked 49.14 in a third-place performance in the 100 backstroke at the Virginia Tech Invitational, shaving nearly two seconds off of his previous personal best ... Notched season-best times in the 100 butterfly (50.26) and 200 butterfly (1:56.30) at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Posted a 23.73 split out of the leadoff position of the Blue Devils' 200 medley relay that took second against ACC opponent Clemson ... Earned a top-15 finish in the finals of the 100 backstroke at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Finished third in the 100 backstroke in the season opener at Maryland.

2010-11: Closed the season with a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly at the College Cup Invitational, breaking the 50-second barrier with a time of 49.85 ... Powered the men's 200 medley relay team that took first against top-ranked South Carolina with a time of 1:32.28 ... Collected top-25 finishes at the Nike Cup Invite in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... Also helped the 200 medley relay place third at the Nike Cup.

2009-10: Placed second in his first collegiate meet in the 100 backstroke ... Clocked a season-best 1:52.83 to finish second in the 200 bitterfly against Maryland and NC State ... Placed first in the 200 bitterfly against Houston and Georgia Tech.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at Warwick High in Newport News, Va. ... Academic All-America as a sophomore, junior and senior ... 500 freestyle district champion in his junior year ... Won his district and region in the 100 backstroke ... Set a regional record in the 100 fly as a senior ... Member of the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins National Team ... USA Junior Nationals qualifier ... Named to the Daily Press 2nd team for both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly ... Daily Press Swimmer of the Year following his senior season ... Member of the Math Honor Society ... Second place at the Tidewater Science Fair and two-time winner of his school's science fair ... Viva Voce Seminar Finalist in 2008.

Personal: Born Christopher Michael Cirillo on Mar. 9, 1991 in Newport News, Va. ... Son of William and Kathleen Cirillo ... Has one sister, Caroline ... Majoring in economics ... Hobbies include playing paintball and Frisbee ... Favorite athlete is the Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao.

Duke Career Bests:
100 Back:
49.14 (2/4/2012)
100 Fly: 49.85 (2/5/2011)
200 Fly: 1:52.14 (2/27/2010)

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