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Duke Men’s Swimming dominates Maryland

In its first conference match of the year, the Duke men’s swimming squad (2-0, 1-0 in the ACC) took down Maryland 168-124 behind wins in four events.

The team of Spencer Booth, Ben Tuben, Bryan Durazo and Benjamin Hwang set a pool record in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:35.52. The pool record for three-meter board jump also fell Saturday after sophomore Nick McCrory scored a 433.05.

Other top Duke performances in the men’s division included Alex Harmon, who won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:42.49, and Hunter Knight, who took the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 57.74.

The Blue Devils were not as fortunate on the women’s side of competition, however, falling to Maryland 163-136. Duke’s Christine Wixted did set two pool records despite the team’s loss, with times of 1:02.39 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:16.09 in the 200-yard breast.

The loss drops the women to 0-2 on the season.

Both the men’s and women’s teams play again Friday, when they host N.C. State at 5 p.m.

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