Two Blue Devil freshmen garnered 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials cuts to highlight Duke’s weekend at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Richmond.
Zheng Quah, Tom Shields, Daniel Carr, and Pace Clark all scratched out of the 200 free final to focus on other events.
Maddy Banic, at the heart of Tennessee’s sprint group, will compete this weekend as the Vols host the Tennessee Invitational.
It’s the first outdoor stop for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series which means good light and good swimming. …
Chase Kalisz will go after his own Pro Swim Series Record in the 400 IM, while teammates Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley will battle it out in the 200 back.
One of the things to look out for this morning is Olympic champion Allison Schmitt’s return to competition. She’ll be swimming in heat 9 of the 200 free.
Duke freshman Connie Dean, a British IM/Breaststroker, had one of the highlight swims of the day. In prelims of the 400 IM, Dean blew away the field with a 4:12.40.
Division II powerhouse Queens University of Charlotte took on Duke as each team returned to competition for the first time in 2018.
After kicking off the 2017-18 campaign by hosting a pair of ACC opponents last weekend, the Blue Devils will be back in action Friday, taking on NC State and Penn State at the Wolfpack’s Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Halle Morris of San Rafael, California (pictured above) and Connie Dean of Taplow, England (pictured below) recently announced their verbal commitments to Duke University for 2017-18.