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Blue Devils fall to 9th after 2nd day

At the end of day two of the 2007 ACC Championships, Duke claimed ninth-place with 62 points at North Carolina's Koury Natatorium Thursday.

"We only had one guy make it back in the individual events today," head coach Dan Colella said. "Out of the three days of individual swims, this is probably our weakest day, but the fact that we had a lot of lifetime bests today is a good indicator of the days to come."

In the 500-yard free, freshman Tim McKeever touched in 24th with a time of 4:37.78. McKeever was the only Blue Devil to make the individual finals.

"I was happy," McKeever said. "It was a season-best time, so I can't complain."

In the 200 free relay, senior Jacob McCafferty, sophomore Andy Ward and freshman David Carlson finished 10th, posting Duke's only 14 points of the night. On the diving end, freshman Eric Winnard finished 11th on the 1-meter dive.

Thursday was also a night for records, as Carlson, Ward, McCafferty and freshman Murillo Adrados notched personal-best times.

"The events that look really good in terms of us getting back tomorrow are the 100-meter events and the 400 IM relay," Colella said. "We could have some pretty good showings there."


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