Duke’s freshmen put up four wins against Pitt, and freshmen and sophomores were the team’s highest finishers in every single event in the season opener.
The Blue Devil men and women were led by several rookies in the backstroke events last season, and will look to place even more of a focus on the event in 2014-15.
Texas managed to snag Bethany Leap, one of the class’s top breaststrokers, to complement its freestyle-heavy recruiting class.
Charlotte Catholic, Hough Girls Put on a Show With 9 Record-Breaking Swims at NC State Championship Meet
The lone win in the North Carolina women’s 4A State Championship meet that didn’t go to Charlotte Catholic or W.A. Hough was a swim by Green Hope senior Hannah Moore, who broke the State Record of a current National Team swimmer by over 5 seconds.
Duke Coach Dan Colella: “We’re really excited about the men and women that are going to be joining us and what they’re going to be able to contribute immediately in their freshman year. They’re going to have a big impact.”
Maria Sheridan, who swims for SwimMAC, will stay in home state of North Carolina as she verbally committed to Duke (Photo Credit: USA Swimming)
SwimMAC Carolina earns this week’s honor as their NAG Record stood out among a slew of them. (Photo Courtesy: John Fedena)
Lauren Rhodes, Maria Sheridan, Meija Roses, and Faith Johnson, seen here with their SwimMAC Coaches, broke a NAG Record that was only two weeks old. (Photo: David Marsh)
In a meet ruled by underclassmen, Charlotte Catholic took its last ever 3A State Championship (Stock Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)