Duke And Pittsburgh Split Saturday Matchup

Photo Courtesy: Matthew DeMaria/Tennessee Athletics

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, October 11. Duke and Pittsburgh split their dual meet in Pittsburgh this afternoon as the Duke women (162-138) and Pittsburgh men (170-128) earned victories.

Peter Kropp led the way for Duke with three individual wins in the 100 breast (54.26), 200 breast (2:01.13) and 200 IM (1:52.78). Maddie Rusch added two wins in the 50 free (23.39) and 100 free (51.58), while Isabella Paez topped the field in the 100 fly (55.49) and 200 fly (2:00.96).

Duke also picked up wins from Kirby Quinn (3-meter diving, 277.20), Jessica Sutherland (100 back, 56.39), Kazumu Takabayashi (100 back, 49.61), James Peek (50 free, 20.64), Maria Sheridan (200 back, 2:03.87) and Leah Goldman (200 IM, 2:04.38). Duke swept all four relays at the meet as the women’s 200 medley (1:43.80), men’s 200 medley (1:28.65), women’s 400 free (3:30.25) and men’s 400 free (3:02.17) all recorded wins.

For Pittsburgh, four different swimmers earned multiple wins. Freshman Amanda Richey picked up a pair of wins in the 1000 free (9:54.46) and 500 free (4:53.17), while also taking second to teammate Dani Des Tombe in the 200 free. Kinga Cichowska swept both the women’s 100 breast (1:03.38) and 200 breast (2:17.26). On the men’s side, David Sweeney doubled up in the 200 free (1:41.06) and 100 free (45.46), while Scott Simmer picked up wins in the 500 free (4:37.16) and 1000 free (9:30.82).

Pittsburgh also got wins from Troy Galante (1-meter diving, 333.15), Martin Vogel (200 fly, 1:49.23), Harry Bergman (3-meter diving, 377.10), Zach Lierley (200 back, 1:49.77), Kourosh Ahani (100 fly, 49.36) and Meme Sharp (1-meter diving, 274.95) today.

Results: Duke vs. Pittsburgh

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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