Duke Splits with Georgia Tech as Yixuan Chan, Caio Pumputis Win Three

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Duke Splits with Georgia Tech as Yixuan Chan, Caio Pumputis Win Three Every

The Duke Blue Devils hosted Georgia Tech Saturday within the second meet of the Yellow Jackets’ North Carolina street journey. Beforehand, the GT males beat UNC whereas the ladies fell to the Tar Heels, and it was an identical story in Durham as Duke’s ladies dominated and completed on high 199-101, whereas Georgia Tech’s males gained convincly, 173-127.

For Duke’s ladies, freshman Yixuan Chang was the standout performer. She gained the 200 free by virtually 4 seconds in 1:48.01, after which she gained the five hundred free by 4.5 seconds (4:54.22). Lastly, she withstood a problem from teammate Catherine Belyakov to win the 200 IM, 2:02.62 to 2:03.90. Belyakov was additionally the winner of the 100 breast (1:02.82) and 200 breast (2:17.28) whereas 2021 NCAA Championships qualifier Sarah Foley didn’t compete on this meet.

One other Duke freshman, Mckenna Smith, gained the 50 free (23.69) and 100 free (50.95) after which blasted a 49.85 to anchor Duke’s 400 free relay to a three-tenth win over the Yellow Jackets. Smith made up a deficit of greater than a second on the anchor leg.

For Georgia Tech, fifth-year swimmer Caio Pumputis was spectacular as all the time. Pumputis gained the 100 breast (54.17) dominated the 200 breast (1:58.26) after which barely held off teammate Berke Saka to win the 200 IM, 1:49.71 to 1:49.73. Saka, in the meantime, was the winner of the 100 again (48.86) and 200 again (1:47.53).

Mert Kilavuz continued his sturdy weekend after profitable the 1000 free and 500 free towards UNC. At Duke, he captured first within the 1650 free (15:32.96) and 500 free (4:26.14). Georgia Tech’s Baturalp Unlu gained the 200 free (1:37.94) and 100 free (45.17), and teammate Christian Ferraro gained the 200 fly (1:47.15) and 100 fly (48.17).

Try full outcomes from the meet right here.

Learn the full press launch from Duke beneath:

The Duke swimming and diving workforce break up meets with Georgia Tech on Saturday at Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion. The Twenty fourth-ranked Duke ladies beat the Yellow Jackets, 199-101, whereas the lads got here up brief to No. 19 Georgia Tech, 127-173.

The Duke ladies improved to 4-0 to begin the 2021-22 season, its greatest begin because the 2015-16 season. It’s simply the fifth time Duke has opened the season 4-0 since 1980.

“We had been very happy with how we competed in the present day,” head coach Dan Colella stated. “This was the third straight week of racing and so they have improved each week. We would have liked people to actually step up in the present day and so they responded nicely. This was true workforce effort. They’ve set themselves up very properly heading into the autumn invitational in two weeks.”

Freshman Yixuan Chang continued her spectacular type, taking first in all three particular person occasions she competed in. Chang clocked a career-best 1:48.01 within the 200 freestyle, whereas touching in 4:54.22 within the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Catherine Purnell positioned second within the 500 freestyle (4:58.78). Within the 200 particular person medley, Chang led a sweep of the highest three spots with a time of two:02.62 whereas sophomore Catherine Belyakov and Purnell recorded marks of two:03.90 and a couple of:05.63, respectively.

Belyakov took the highest spot in two different occasions along with her second place end within the 200 particular person medley. The Gaithersburg, Md., native touched first within the 100 (1:02.82) and 200 breaststroke (2:17.28). Purnell positioned first within the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:58.76.

The Duke tandem of junior Emma Shuppert and sophomore Emily Lenihan managed the backstroke occasions. Shuppert took first within the 100 backstroke (55.04) and second within the 200 backstroke (2:03.61), whereas Lenihan positioned second within the 100 and first within the 200 with instances of 56.05 and a couple of:01.06, respectively.

Freshman McKenna Smith gained two particular person occasions for the Blue Devils, taking the 50 and 100 freestyle and touching in 23.69 and 50.95, respectively. Within the 50 freestyle, Smith led a sweep of the highest three spots within the occasion, adopted by sophomore Sarah Snyder (23.71) and freshman KyAnh Truong (23.73).

Rookie Margo O’Meara as soon as once more confirmed her abilities on the springboards, recording the highest scores on each the one- and three-meter boards towards an skilled Georgia Tech diving squad. The St. Louis, Mo., native scored 319.50 on the one-meter board and 348.98 within the three-meter occasion.

Duke additionally took the highest spot in each relay occasions. Duke opened the meet with a win within the 200 medley relay behind the quartet of Shuppert, Belyakov, Truong and Smith with a time of 1:40.08. Within the 400 freestyle, Duke’s workforce of Chang, graduate pupil Alicia Harrison, Purnell and Smith positioned in 3:25.94.

On the lads’s aspect, Duke opened the meet with a win within the 200 medley relay. Sophomore David Chang, senior Cole Reznick, junior Charlie Gingrich and senior Matthew Whelan took the highest spot within the occasion with a time of 1:28.94.

Gingrich recorded the highest Duke time in each the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly. He positioned first within the 50 freestyle (20.84) to steer the Blue Devils to a robust sweep of the highest three spots. Junior Brad Sanford positioned second within the occasion with a time of 20.87 whereas junior Coleman Kredich touched third in 20.90. Gingrich and Sanford additionally positioned second and third within the 100 butterfly with instances of 49.12 and 49.69, respectively.

Senior David Hallaron notched a pair of second place finishes for Duke. He recorded marks of 1:39.58 within the 200 freestyle and 1:48.73 within the 200 backstroke. Senior Cole Reznick was the highest Duke finisher within the 100 and 200 breaststroke as he positioned second in every occasion with instances of 54.93 and a couple of:02.24, respectively.

Different Blue Devils that positioned second of their respective occasions within the pool had been Chang (100 backstroke, 49.40), sophomore Brendan Driscoll (1,650 freestyle, 15:56.82) and sophomore Chris Dalla Valle (200 butterfly, 1:51.04)

Senior Harel Anolick took second and rookie Will McCollum took third in each the diving occasions. Within the one-meter competitors, Anolick scored 318.68 whereas McCollum adopted with 317.40. Anolick recorded a 350.63 within the three-meter occasion as McCollum scored 320.33.

Learn the full press launch from Georgia Tech beneath:

Georgia Tech swimming and diving accomplished its North Carolina street journey at Duke. The No. 19 males’s aspect beat Duke 199-101 whereas the ladies’s workforce fell 173-127 to the No. 24 ranked ladies’s workforce of Duke.

Ruben Lechuga posted a profession excessive on the 3-meter board (391.13) taking the highest spot within the occasion. He additionally took the highest spot on the 1-meter board (330.08).

Camryn Hidalgo was the highest ladies’s diver on the day posting scores of 307.20 and 341.70 on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, respectively.

This was the primary time the Yellow Jackets competed within the 1650 free on the season. Mert Kilavuz, who set this system report within the 1000 free on Friday, was 16.77 seconds wanting a B lower time clocking in at 15:32.96. On the ladies’s aspect, Morgan Johnson touched first within the 1650 free with a time of 17:30.35.

Defne Taçyildiz swam one other B lower time within the 200 fly (1:59.18). Caio Pumputis continued his sturdy instances within the 100 breast (54.17) and 200 breast (1:58.26) with two extra B lower instances.

The Jackets took the highest spots within the ladies’s 1650 free (Johnson, 17:30.35), males’s 1650 free (Kilavuz, 15:32.96), males’s 200 free (Batur Ünlü, 1:37.94), males’s 100 again (Berke Saka, 48.66), males’s 100 breast (Pumputis, 54.17), males’s 200 fly (Christian Ferraro, 1:47.15), males’s 100 free (Ünlü, 45.17), males’s 200 again (Saka, 1:47.53), males’s 200 breast (Pumputis, 1:58.26), males’s 500 free (Kilavuz, 4:26.14), ladies’s 100 fly (Zora Ripkova, 54.98), males’s 100 fly (Ferraro, 48.17), males’s 200 IM (Pumputis, 1:49.71), males’s 400 free relay (Ünlü, Justin Alderson, Ferraro, Daniel Kertesz, 2:59.55), males’s 1-meter (Lechuga, 330.08) and males’s 3-meter (Lechuga, 3:91.13).

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