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Alex

Pea

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Mid-Free/Dist/Back
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Lake Highland Preparatory

Bio

Career: Graduated ranked second all-time at Duke in the 200 backstroke (1:44.38), fifth in the 1,000 freestyle (9:18.42), sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:27.16) and in the 1,650 freestyle (15:27.63), seventh in the 200 freestyle (1:37.46) and tied for eighth in the 50 freestyle (20.18) … Three-year member of Duke's ACC Championship team … Earned ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week honors as a junior … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll as a senior.

Honors: ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week (2/7/17) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2018)

2017-18: Placed 30th in the 200 backstroke preliminaries at his final ACC Championship meet ... Ranked among the Blue Devils’ leaders in the 100 (50.77) and 200 backstroke (1:50.40) and in the 50 freestyle (20.44) as a senior. 

2016-17: Finished 20th in the 200 backstroke at the ACC Championships ... Also competed on Duke's 200 freestyle relay at the conference meet ... Tabbed the ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week Feb. 7 following an impressive performance at the Janis Hape Dowd Carolina College Nike Invitational ... Won the 200 backstroke at that meet, with his finals mark of 1:44.38 ranking him second all-time at Duke ... Led off winning 400 freestyle relay in a Duke victory over South Carolina (1/14). 

2015-16: Won the 200 freestyle at the Carolina College Invitational ... Second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.71, which ranked him fifth on the Blue Devils' all-time performance list ... Earned top 20 finishes in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke at the Nike Cup Invitational. 

2014-15: Anchored Duke's 800 freestyle relay that broke the school record in a seventh-place finish at the ACC Championship (6:27.07) … Ranked second on the team in the distance freestyle events as a freshman … Placed 22nd in the conference in the mile, with his 15:27.63 clocking good for the third-fastest in program history and an NCAA ‘B' cut … 1,000-yard split of 9:18.42 ranked second on the Blue Devils' all-time performance list … Also posted best times in the 500 freestyle preliminaries and in a 200 freestyle time trial at the ACC meet … Both marks ranked among the top 10 all-time at Duke … Collected the first individual win of his collegiate career against UNC Wilmington, touching first in the 500 freestyle (10/25). 

Prior to Duke: USA Swimming Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier ... Six-year letterwinner for Mike Curley at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando, Fla. … State runner-up in the 500 freestyle during junior campaign … Team captain junior and senior year … Member of Highlander Aquatics club team ... Three-time Academic All-American … Member of the National Honors Society.

Personal: Born Alexander Enrique Peña on Feb. 7, 1996 in Orlando, Fla. … Son of Alejandro and Bonnie Peña … Has one older brother, Arthur Smith.

Peña Career Bests:
50 Free: 20.18 ... t8th all-time at Duke
200 Free: 1:37.46 ... 7th all-time at Duke
500 Free: 4:27.16 ... 6th all-time at Duke
1,000 Free: 9:18.42 ... 5th all-time at Duke
1,650 Free: 15:27.63 ... 6th all-time at Duke
100 Back: 50.77
200 Back: 1:44.38 ... 2nd all-time at Duke
200 IM: 1:49.12

At the ACC Championships:
2015: 7th, 800 Free Relay ... 6:27.07
           22nd, 1,650 Free ... 15:27.63
2017: 7th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:19.01
           20th, 200 Back ... 1:45.29

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