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Blue Devils honor class in last meet

Duke's men's squad won its last home meet of the season 150.5-147.5 and the women fell just short of Clemson, 159-141, Saturday at Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion. It was the men's first win over Clemson since 1979.

Duke's women came alive in the 1,000 freestyle, as Jackie Fasano, Ashley Twichell and Rose O'Connor finished first, second and third, respectively. Twichell followed up her second-place performance with a silver in the 200 free. Meredith Bannon took the 100 breast, and Shannon Beall won the 200 butterfly.

On the men's side, Pieter Den Hartog took the 200 free, Spencer Booth won the 200 butterfly and Andy Osterland, Nick Garvy and Ryan Packer rounded out the top three in the 50 freestyle.

The Blue Devils recognized their nine seniors before the match and sent some of them off in style.

"We're very proud of what the seniors have done over the last four years for us," head coach Dan Colella said. "It's been a great journey, and of course, they have a lot more adventures out there ahead of them. This program has come a long way in a short period of time, and it's fun to be a part of."

Duke returns to the pool Feb. 25 for the ACC championship in College Park, Md.


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