DUKE V. UNC WOMEN
- January 29, 2021
- Chapel Hill, NC
- North Carolina 190, Duke 110
- Notable absences
- UNC: Paige Burrell (diving)
- Duke: Mia Bullock, Connie Dean, Melissa Pish
The North Carolina women triumphed over Duke at home on Senior Night, led by a huge 100 back performance from junior Grace Countie.
Popping a 51.89, Countie put up her second-fastest performance ever behind her 51.59 from 2019, making it her second time under 52 seconds ever. Nationally, she now checks in at #10 this season. In the 100 free, Countie clocked a 49.30 to add a second win, while she was 24.62 leading off the winning 200 medley relay (1:37.90) and 49.09 on the second leg of the winning 400 free relay (3:18.53).
Princeton transfer and sophomore Addison Smith and junior Sophie Lindner contributed double wins yesterday, too. Smith clocked a 4:51.57 in the 500 free and 9:56.67 in the 1000 free, setting a new personal best in the latter. Lindner, meanwhile, won the 200 free (1:46.59) and 200 back (1:54.24), adding a big 23.35 fly leg on UNC’s winning medley relay.
Duke snagged a few victories, led by star freshman Sally Foley, who tripled up. She was 1:00.45 in the 100 breast, 2:09.68 in the 200 breast and 1:58.60 in the 200 IM to make up the majority of the Blue Devil wins. Foley clocked a lifetime best in the 100 breast, taking over three-tenths off of her old best of 1:00.81 from high school.
In the 200 fly, Duke junior Cabell Whitlow went 1:57.20 for the win, a little over a second off of her best.