Duke Sports Staff
The women’s swimming team matched its highest finish in DU history at the Atlantic 10 Championship before spring break on Feb. 21. The Red & Blue placed third of 11 teams at the three-day event behind strong performances from a number of Dukes. In total, the Red & Blue broke all five school relay records and set or tied five new individual school standards.
Redshirt junior Taylor Kane gave the Dukes a strong start at the championship meet, finishing in 10th place in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Freshmen Lexi Santer, Abby Watson and sophomore Morgan Fink followed up Kane’s performance with a strong showing in the 200-yard backstroke. Santer finished in second place in 2:00.10, a new school record, while Watson and Fink followed shortly behind in fourth and sixth place, respectively.
Junior Samantha Ray turned in a school record (50.51 seconds) in the 100-yard freestyle, good enough for fourth place. In the final race of the season, Samantha Ray, Kayla Owens, Gabrielle Sibilia and Claire Nobles won the silver medal in the 400-yard freestyle relay, finishing in 3:24, fast enough to set another school record.