Duke Snags Top Remaining Sprinter in HS Class of 2021: Kyanh Truong

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KyAnh Truong of Western Hills Athletic Club in Texas has verbally committed to Duke University for fall 2021. Truong, the best remaining 50 freestyler in the high school class of 2021, is a rising senior at Westwood High School in Austin.

I am so blessed and excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Duke University! I’m eternally grateful for everyone who has helped me get to this point. Go blue devils!


  • 50 free – 22.69
  • 100 free – 50.26
  • 100 back – 57.51
  • 100 fly – 53.72

At the 2020 Texas 6A high school state championships, Truong was the 50 free runner-up (23.08), while she placed eighth in the 100 free (51.92). She also anchored the 200 free relay to a come-from-behind title win with a 22.49 split.

Truong also was an A-finalist at the 2018 Winter Junior Championships – West, placing eighth in the 50 free (23.00).

Duke’s top sprinter, Alyssa Marsh, just graduated after scoring in A-finals of the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the 2020 ACC Championships. While at Duke, Marsh was also one of the fastest 200 medley relay butterfly legs in history (unofficially the second-fastest ever at 22.05 at 2020 ACCs). Truong would’ve been Duke’s #4 50 freestyler last season, right in the mix with Sarah Snyder (22.62) and Shayna Hollander (22.66).

As far as incoming sprinters go, there’s Catherine Belyakov (23.8/50.5), though she’s not primarily a freestyler and none of the other 2024’s are sprint free-focused.

Sprinter McKenna Smith is a strong sprinter in the class of 2025, though, at 23.0/50.1. Truong joins Smith and Missouri high school state champion diver Margo O’Meara in Duke’s class of 2025.

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Dukie Alumna
1 year ago

Congrats KyAnh! You are gonna love Duke!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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