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Blue Devils trail 8 teams after 1st day of ACCs

After the first day of the 2007 ACC Championships, Duke sits in ninth place. The Blue Devils completed two relay events in North Carolina's Koury Natatorium to total 34 points.

"We were very pleased with the relays," head coach Dan Colella said. "We look forward to tomorrow's events."

Senior Michelle Aristeo, sophomore Emily Kelly and freshmen Jackie Fasano and Shannon Skinner combined for 11th place in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:40.27, adding 12 points to Duke's score.

Sophomore Erin Frizzell, senior Jackie Rodriguez, freshman Shannon Beall andjunior Danielle Spearman finished eighth in the 200 medley relay, securing 22 points. The four timed in at 1:46.09-Duke's best mark this season.

UNC leads the tournament with 72 points, with Florida State and Virginia in second and third. Thursday's events include the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke preliminaries. The Championships continue through Saturday.


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