Sarah Foley Wins Three Events, Splits 27.16 BR as Duke Rolls Past South Carolina

by Spencer Penland 0

November 07th, 2022 ACC, College, News, Previews & Recaps, SEC


  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • Taishoff Aquatic Center, Durham, NC
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results



  1. Duke – 187
  2. South Carolina – 113


  1. Duke – 182
  2. South Carolina – 116

Duke hosted South Carolina for a combined dual meet in Durham on Friday, posting decisive victories in both the men’s and women’s meets.


The Duke women got off to an incredible start, with their ‘A’ and ‘B’ relays going 1-2 in the 200 medley relay. The ‘A’ was made up of Emma Shuppert (24.89), Kaelyn Gridley (27.24), Aleyna Ozkan (23.63), and McKenna Smith (22.70), combining for a 1:38.46. The ‘B’ was fantastic as well, seeing Emily Lenihan (26.41), Sarah Foley (27.16), Kyanh Truong (24.44), and Sarah Snyder (22.50) team up for a 1:40.51.

Kaelyn Gridley would go on from the medley relay to win the 100 breast in 1:00.82, touching first by over two seconds.

Sarah Foley would win three individual events. First, she swam a 1:47.15 in the 200 free, getting out to an early lead and expanding that lead through the finish. She would then take the 200 breast, swimming a 2:12.02 to beat out Gridley (2:12.64). Foley would cap off her meet with a 2:01.53 in the 200 IM, posting the fastest fly, back, and breast splits in the field.

Duke’s McKenna Smith swept the sprint free events, starting with a 23.25 in the 50 free. It was a 1-2 punch for the Blue Devils, as Sarah Snyder came in second with a 23.31. Smith then went on to win the 100 free in 50.90, edging out South Carolina’s Janie Smith, who came in second in 51.01.

Interestingly, Duke went 1-2 in the 100 back, while South Carolina had a 1-2 finish in the 200 back. Duke’s Easop Lee led the 100 back with a 54.76, leading teammate Emma Shuppert (54.89) into the wall. Meanwhile, South Carolina freshman Amy Riordan clocked a 1:59.60 to win the 200 back. She swam virtually stroke-for-stroke with teammate Tatiana Salcutan, who ended up finishing second in 1:59.77. Lee came in third in that race, swimming a 2:00.03, while Shuppert was seventh in 2:07.55.

Duke’s Yi Xuan Chang was a two-event winner, first winning the 1000 free with a 10:07.90. She got out to a great start, splitting 4:59.39 on the first 500 but fell off that pace, coming home in 5:08.51. Duke teammate Audrey Portello came in second at 10:10.75. Chang went on to swim a 4:54.79 in the 500 free, touching first by three seconds.

The 100 fly went to Duke’s Aleyna Ozkan, who swam a 53.93. In the 200 fly, another Blue Devil, Martina Peroni, took the 200 fly, swimming a 1:58.83.

McKenna Smith (51.20), Snyder (50.58), Tatum Wall (51.32), and Madeline Meredith (52.82) combined for a 3:25.92 to win the 400 free relay

South Carolina’s Brooke Schultz was dominant in women’s diving. In 1-meter, she racked up 344.48 points, 60 more than the runner-up. Schultz scored 353.55 points in 3-meter, marking a victory by 38 points.


Brad Sanford won a pair of events for Duke. Sanford first swam a 20.55 to win the 50 free narrowly over fellow Blue Devil Coleman Kredich (20.58). He would then go on to win the 100 fly in 48.58, fueled by a very 25.58 split on the second 50. For his part, Kredich would go on from the 50 free to win the 100 free, speeding to a 44.82.

Sanford also helped Duke’s 200 medley relay to victory, anchoring in 19.84. David Chang led the team off in 22.83, followed by Cole Reznick with a 24.65 breast split, then Charlie Gingrich with a great 20.92 on the fly split. Duke swam a 1:28.24, beating South Carolina by a little over a second.

Sanford finished his meet by leading off Duke’s 400 free relay, posting a 46.10. Gingrich (45.48), Kredich (44.43), and Dave Hallaron (44.84) followed Sanford, combining for a 3:00.85.

Cole Reznick would sweep the breast events for Duke. In the 100 breast, Reznick swam a 55.70, going out in 26.56 and coming home in 29.14. He then swam a 2:02.85 in the 200 breast, swimming a very consistent race, splitting 31.44, 31.60, and 31.41 respectively on each of the last three 50s of the race. Reznick also won the 200 IM, clocking a 1:51.50. Unsurprisingly, he took the race over on the breast leg, where he split 31.35, a very good dual meet breast split.

Hallaron was another member of a winning relay who took an individual event. He swam a 1:38.90 in the 200 free, establishing the early lead and maintaining it through the finish.

South Carolina was strong in the backstroke events, seeing freshman Jay Baker take the 200 back in 1:47.61. Hallaron finished second in that race, clocking a 1:48.02. Interestingly, even though Hallaron finished only 0.41 seconds behind Baker, Baker was faster than Hallaron on all four 50s of the race.

South Carolina also picked up a win in the 100 back, where Michael Laitarovsky swam a 48.26, touching first by nearly a second.

South Carolina grad student Rafael Davila was big for the Gamecocks, winning the 1000 free and 500 free. In the 1000, Davila put on a show, swimming a 9:15.13 to finish first by 16 seconds. He would later swim a 4:30.49 to win the 500, again doing so in convincing fashion.

South Carolina also picked up a win in the 200 fly, with Luke DeVore swimming a 1:50.40.

Duke swept men’s diving, with Will McCollum winning 1-meter (322.80) and Ioannis Schattman winning 3-meter (344.18).

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