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Badger Swim Club’s Emily Gjertsen will join the Duke Blue Devils next fall. She will be part of their class of 2024.
- 200y free – 1:51.63
- 500y free – 4:51.15
- 1000y free – 9:56.00
- 1650y free – 16:33.39
- 400y IM – 4:25.15
- 200m free – 2:06.20
- 400m free – 4:18.44
- 800m free – 8:47.97
- 1500m free – 16:58.40
Gjertsen is primarily a distance freestyler, and she’s trending up — all of the times above are from the 2019 calendar year except for the 200y free time, which is from October 2018. A senior at Tuckahoe High School, she swam to a runner-up finish in the 500 free at the 2018 NYSPHSAA Champs, also touching ninth in the 200 free.
At the 2019 ACC Championships, Gjertsen’s time of 16:33.39 in the mile would’ve placed 13th, making her the highest Duke finisher ahead of Lucy Callard (who placed 13th in 16:34.20). She’s also just off of what it took to make the 500 free C final last year. Callard is a rising sophomore, and she’ll have two seasons of overlap with Gjertsen.
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