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Duke finishes 6th at ACCs

The Blue Devils placed sixth in the ACC championships in Atlanta, Ga. this weekend, setting four new program records Saturday in the final day of competition.

Freshman Ashley Twichell took second place in the 1650-meter free finals, clocking in at 16:10:78 to best her own school-record mark. The finish was her second that qualified as an "A" cut for the NCAAs. The freshman also bested another school record in the 1000 free.

With a time of 16:57.44, sophomore Jackie Fasano placed 14th in the mile race.

As for Duke's relay teams, the Blue Devil foursome of Twichell, senior Danielle Spearman, sophomore Shannon Beall and freshman Kirstie Jeffrey swam the 400 free race in a school-record time of 2:24.84 to take seventh.

Diver Julie Brummond placed fourth to put Duke two places better than in 2007.


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