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Catherine Purnell of Nation’s Capital Swim Club has verbally committed to Duke University. A senior at Stonewall Jackson High School in northern Virginia, she’s joining the Blue Devils’ class of 2024.
- 200y free – 1:49.25
- 500y free – 4:49.96
- 1000y free – 9:57.18
- 1650y free – 16:37.73
- 200y back – 1:59.36
- 100y fly – 54.81
- 200y fly – 1:58.45
- 200y IM – 2:00.52
- 400y IM – 4:13.98
Purnell is incredibly versatile, with strengths in distance free, back, fly, and IM. She would’ve ranked in the top four on Duke’s 2018-19 roster in the 200 free, 1650 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Purnell also would’ve been Duke’s second-best miler last year.
At last year’s ACC Championships, Purnell would’ve scored at 15th in the mile, made B finals in the 400 IM and 200 fly, and made C finals in the 500 free and 200 IM.
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