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Duke swims to success at Gamecock Invitational

The Blue Devil women’s swimming & diving team finished second in a nine-team field over the weekend, while the men’s team finished third at the Gamecock Invitational, hosted by South Carolina.

Junior Ashley Twichell defended her meet title in the 1650 freestyle, winning the event by 32 seconds. Twichell fell about five seconds short of her own meet record for the event, set last year in 16:06.76.

Freshman Cara Vogel also swam to first place honors in the 200 backstroke, finishing in 2:01.84.

The women found the most success in the 200 butterfly, as Elizabeth Bellew, Shannon Beall and Steffi Niessl finished second, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Duke will not return to competition until January 2 at the Key Largo Classic.

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