Women’s swimming wins third in A-10 Championship

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.

1 Comment

  1. Omitted from this article, which is 2 1/2 weeks late, is the fact that their coach, Dave Sheetz, was selected A10 Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year.


    Given that there are only 3 winter sports teams, can’t the school newspaper be aware when one of those teams (that doesn’t bounce a basketball) has their conference championships??

    One would think the paper would want to celebrate a team that actually has some success.

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