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Women in 5th place at ACC Championship

After one day of competition, the women’s swimming and diving team’s 48 points place them in fifth position at the ACC Championships in Atlanta, Ga.

In the opening event of the meet, the Blue Devils finished ninth out of ten teams with their 7:39.54 time in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Duke’s 1:47.00 finish in the 200-yard medley relay was good enough for fourth place, thanks to the disqualification of the Florida State, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech foursomes.

In preliminary qualifying, junior Katie Ness moved on to final heats in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, and will also compete in the consolation heat for the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke.

Ness’s time of 2:03.98 in the 200 IM was just under the NCAA B cut.

Sophomore Jackie Rodriguez will also score points for the Blue Devils after qualifying for the final heat in the 200 breaststroke and just barely making the consolation heat in the 500 freestyle.

Junior Nora Stupp will also compete in the 200 IM consolation heat.

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